Boyd, Price named to All-ACC First Team

Tyler Boyd and Ejuan Price were named to the All-ACC First Team Monday, while six other Panthers earned All-ACC honors.

Tyler Boyd and Ejuan Price represent the 2015 Pitt Panthers on the All-ACC First Team, announced Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. 

Boyd, Pitt's all-time leader in receptions and yards, is an All-ACC selection for the third year in a row and was named to the First Team for the second straight year. The junior from Clairton, Pa., leads the league with 7.7 catches and 79.4 yards per game. 

Price earned First Team recognition in his first full year of play after he was limited to six games in the past three seasons due to a myriad of injuries. He ranked second nationally behind Clemson's Shaq Lawson with 19.5 tackles for loss and tied for fifth in the nation with 11.5 sacks, which led the ACC.

Offensive linemen Adam Bisnowaty and Dorian Johnson were named to the All-ACC Second Team, as was redshirt freshman Qadree Ollison who compiled a 1,000-yard rushing season after he replaced an injured James Conner. Bisnowaty and Johnson helped make up a Pitt offensive line that helped Pitt's offensive line become a semifinalist for the Joe Moore Award, given to the nation's top offensive line.

Senior defensive lineman Darryl Render and freshman safety Jordan Whitehead earned spots on the Third Team, while cornerback Avonte Maddox received an Honorable Mention. Render, who's played in 47 games over his Pitt career, finished with just 16 tackles but played an important role in the interior of Pitt's line. 

Whitehead led the team with 99 total tackles and is a leading candidate for ACC Rookie of the Year. He also impacted the offense, carrying 10 times for 79 yards and two touchdowns which both came against then-No. 8 Notre Dame. 

Maddox finished with three interceptions and ranked fourth in the league with 12 pass break-ups.


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