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2007 ACC Preseason Football Team Announced; BC's Ryan Voted Preseason Player of the Year

Virginia Tech places five on preseason team

ACC Press Release
July 25, 2007

GREENSBORO - Boston College senior quarterback Matt Ryan has been selected as the Preseason ACC Football Player of the Year in voting by media attending the annual ACC Football Kickoff at Pinehurst earlier this week.

Ryan, the 2006 All-ACC quarterback, received 31 votes in the balloting. Virginia Tech junior running back Branden Ore was second, being named on 21 ballots.

Those two players head up the 2007 Pre-Season All-ACC Football Team as voted on by the media at the Kickoff. Ten of the conference's 12 schools were represented on that squad. Virginia Tech led all teams with five players selected.

PRESEASON ALL-ACC FOOTBALL TEAM (Media Vote)
Offense
Pos. Name School Class.
QB Matt Ryan Boston College Sr.
RB Branden Ore Virginia Tech Jr.
RB Tashard Choice Georgia Tech Sr.
WR Greg Carr Florida State Jr.
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Maryland So.
TE Tom Santi Virginia Sr.
T Duane Brown Virginia Tech Sr.
T Barry Richardson Clemson Sr.
G Andrew Crummey Maryland Sr.
G Derrick Morse Miami Sr.
G Steve Justice Wake Forest Sr.
Defense
DE Calais Campbell Miami Jr.
DE Chris Long Virginia Sr.
DT Andre Fluellen Florida State Sr.
DT DeMario Pressley N.C. State Sr.
LB Xavier Adibi Virginia Tech Sr.
LB Vince Hall Virginia Tech Sr.
LB Phillip Wheeler Georgia Tech Sr.
CB Brandon Flowers Virginia Tech Jr.
CB DeJuan Tribble Boston College Sr.
S Kenny Phillips Miami Jr.
S Myron Rolle Florida State So.
Specialists
P Sam Swank Wake Forest Jr.
PK Sam Swank Wake Forest Jr.
RET Darrell Blackman N.C. State Sr.
Player Of The Year
QB Matt Ryan Boston College 31
RB Branden Ore Virginia Tech 21