U of L's Holliman named first-team All-ACC

University of Louisville safety Gerod Holliman, who tied the NCAA record for interceptions in a single season, has been named to the first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference team on Monday. The Cardinals had nine other players honored by the ACC.

Two days after tying an NCAA record for interceptions in a season, University of Louisville safety Gerod Holliman picked up his first postseason award.

Holliman, who has 14 interceptions on the season, was the only U of L player picked on the first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference. The Cardinals had nine others honored by the ACC.

The All-ACC team was released by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

Holliman is a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski and Jim Thorpe Awards and tied the NCAA record set in 1968 by Al Worley on the final offensive play by Kentucky on Saturday when he picked off Patrick Towles.

The Miami native has at least one interception in nine games.

"You know if the ball is around him, he's going to get it," U of L cornerback Charles Gaines said of Holliman. "He gets everything."

Offensive lineman Jamon Brown and linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin were named to the second-team, while the third-team members included Charles Gaines, DeVante Parker and Sheldon Rankins.

Brown, a senior from Fern Creek High School, has started 31 straight games for the Cardinals. Mauldin had a career-best 45 tackles and 13 tackles for a loss this season.

Jake Smith and John Miller from the offensive line along with defensive end B.J. Dubose and linebacker Keith Kelsey were named honorable mention members of the team.

****U of L quarterback Kyle Bolin was named ACC Rookie of the Week after going 21 of 31 passing for 381 yards and three touchdowns against Kentucky. Parker was named ACC Wide Receiver of the Week after six catches for 180 yards and three TDs.

****The Cardinals are ranked No. 20 in The USA Today Poll and check in at No. 21 in the Associated Press poll this week.


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