2012 All-ACC Football Team: Defense

Florida State's Tank Carradine Leads a Parade of Seminoles on the All-ACC Defensive Side

Florida State’s Tank Carradine Leads a Parade of Seminoles on the All-ACC Defensive Side

As most other publications have also done, we’ve put together an All-ACC team here at Atlantic Coast Convos, honoring the best players from the 2012 football season. We’ve also included players from Syracuse and Pittsburgh, as that has always been our policy, and once bowl season is over, all ACC football news will have to involve them anyway. In this post, you’ll find both the first- and second-team defense. Picks for the first- and second-team offense were posted earlier today.

See any selections you agree with? Disagree with? Feel free to voice your concerns in the comments below.

2012 Atlantic Coast Convos All-ACC Team: Defense

First Team

DE Cornellius “Tank” Carradine, Florida State

DE Bjoern Werner, Florida State

DT Joe Vellano, Maryland

DT Sylvester Williams, North Carolina

LB Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech

LB Nick Clancy, Boston College

LB Kevin Reddick, North Carolina

CB Ross Cockrell, Duke

CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida State

S Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State

S Earl Wolff, Florida State

PK Dustin Hopkins, Florida State

P Will Monday, Duke

SP Giovani Bernard, North Carolina

Second Team

DE James Gayle, Virginia Tech

DE Kenny Anunike, Duke

DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

DT Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest

LB Steve Greer, Virginia

LB LaRoy Reynolds, Virginia

LB Demetrius Hartsfield, Maryland

CB David Amerson, NC State

CB Antone Exum, Virginia Tech

S Shamarko Thomas, Syracuse

S Brandon Bishop, NC State

PK Chandler Catanarzo, Clemson

P Tommy Hibbard, North Carolina

SP Stefon Diggs, Maryland

Vote Breakdown by School: Florida State (6), North Carolina (4), Duke (3), Maryland (3), Virginia Tech (3), NC State (2), Virginia (2), Boston College (1), Clemson (1), Pittsburgh (1), Syracuse (1), Wake Forest (1)

Vote Breakdown by Year: Senior (14), Junior (10), Sophomore (2), Freshman (2)

And remember to check out the All-ACC offensive team, from earlier today!

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