Tech's Uzzi Named Preseason All-ACC

July 27, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech junior guard Omoregie Uzzi was named to the 2011 Preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference Team, announced Wednesday by the league office.

Uzzi (6-3, 300) was a second team All-ACC selection in 2010 after helping the Yellow Jackets lead the nation in rushing offense. The Lithonia (Ga.) native was also recently named to the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy.

Voting for the preseason team was conducted by the media at the annual ACC Football Kickoff last Sunday and Monday in Pinehurst, N.C.

Fourteen of the 25 players on the preseason team are from Coastal Division schools. Miami and Florida State led the way with four selections each.

2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason TeamOffense

Pos. Name (Votes) Ht Wt Class Hometown WR Conner Vernon, Duke (20) 6-2 195 Junior Miami, Fla. WR Dwight Jones, North Carolina (26) 6-4 225 Senior Burlington, N.C. TE George Bryan, NC State (40) 6-5 265 Senior Castle Hayne, N.C. T Blake DeChristopher, Virginia Tech (30) 6-5 312 Senior Midlothian, Va. T Andrew Datko, Florida State (29) 6-6 321 Senior Weston, Fla. G Brandon Washington, Miami (28) 6-4 320 Senior Miami, Fla. G Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech (21) 6-3 300 Junior Lithonia, Ga. C Tyler Horn, Miami (18) 6-4 305 Senior Memphis, Tenn. QB EJ Manuel, Florida State (23) 6-4 245 Junior Virginia Beach, Va. RB Montel Harris, Boston College (49) 5-10 200 Senior Jacksonville, Fla. RB Andre Ellington, Clemson (19) 5-10 190 Junior Moncks Corner, S.C.

Defense

Pos. Name (Votes) Ht Wt Class Hometown DE Brandon Jenkins, Florida State (44) 6-3 265 Junior Tallahassee, Fla. DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina (38) 6-6 285 Senior Kinston, N.C. DT Tydreke Powell, North Carolina (21) 6-3 310 Senior Ahoskie, N.C. DT Brandon Thompson, Clemson (21) 6-2 310 Senior Thomasville, Ga. LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College (49) 6-3 235 Junior Cincinnati, Ohio LB Sean Spence, Miami (35 6-0 224 Senior Miami, Fla. LB Kenny Tate, Maryland (23) 6-4 220 Senior Forestville, Md. CB Chase Minnifield, Virginia (38) 6-0 185 Senior Lexington, Ky.. CB Jayron Hosely, Virginia Tech (32) 5-10 170 Junior Delray Beach, Fla. S Ray-Ray Armstrong, Miami (36) 6-4 215 Junior Sanford, Fla. S Eddie Whitley, Virginia Tech (17) 6-1 187 Senior Charlotte, N.C.

Specialists

Pos. Name (Votes) Ht Wt Class Hometown PK Will Snyderwine, Duke (18) 5-11 190 Senior Potomac, Md.. P Dawson Zimmerman, Clemson (21) 6-0 205 Senior Lawrenceville, Ga.. SP Greg Reid, Florida State (22) 5-8 186 Junior Valdosta, Ga.

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