GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) â€” Preseason player of the year Christian Ponder and a league-high five players from North Carolina's defense headline the preseason all-Atlantic Coast Conference team.
The ACC on Wednesday announced the 25 selections as determined by a vote of 52 media members who attended the league's media days earlier this week.
Clemson safety DeAndre McDaniel was named on a league-high 48 ballots. The Tar Heels' defense finished sixth nationally in total defense last year. It was represented by defensive linemen Robert Quinn and Marvin Austin, linebacker Quan Sturdivant and defensive backs Kendric Burney and Deunta Williams.
Four Boston College players were honored. Miami also had four selections. Two went to Matt Bosher, the pick at both kicker and punter.