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Eight Jackets Named to All-ACC Football Team

Nov. 28, 2001

ATLANTA– – Eight Georgia Tech football players were named to the all-Atlantic Coast Conference football team, announced by the Atlantic Coast Sportswriters Association. Six Tech players were named to the first team, including repeat selections defensive end Greg Gathers, wide receiver Kelly Campbell, and placekicker Luke Manget.

Also named the first team were running back Joe Burns, offensive tackle Nat Dorsey and return specialist Kelley Rhino, all first-time all-conference honorees, while defensive end Nick Rogers and free safety Jeremy Muyres earned second-team honors for the second straight year.

Quarterback George Godsey, linebacker Recardo Wimbush, tackle Jason Kemble and cornerback Marvious Hester received honorable mention recognition.

Gathers and Manget were named to the first-team for the second straight year, while Campbell earned all-ACC recognition for the third year, following second-team honors last year and first-team accolades in 1999.

Campbell is the first three-time all-ACC selection in Tech history. Dorsey is the first freshman named first-team all-ACC since North Carolina’s Dre Bly in 1996.

2001 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Football Honors (69 ballots, 2 points 1st team, 1 point second team)

1ST TEAM – OFFENSE

QB Woody Dantzler, Sr., Clemson, 66

RB Bruce Perry, So., Maryland, 136

RB Joe Burns, Jr., Georgia Tech, 115

WR Billy McMullen, Jr., Virginia, 127

WR Kelly Campbell, Sr., Georgia Tech, 84

TE Mike Hart, Sr., Duke, 93

OT Brett Williams, Jr., Florida State, 121

OT Nat Dorsey, Fr., Georgia Tech, 70

OG Todd Wike, Jr., Maryland, 110

OG Michael Collins, Sr., Wake Forest, 87

OC Melvin Fowler, Sr., Maryland, 96

PK Luke Manget, Jr., Georgia Tech, 78

2ND TEAM – OFFENSE

QB Shaun Hill, Sr., Maryland 64

RB Tarence Williams, Jr., Wake Forest 65

RB Ray Robinson, Sr., NC State 53

WR Guilian Gary, Sr., Maryland 56

WR Javon Walker, Sr., Florida State 51

TE Willie Wright, Sr., NC State 82

OT Akil Smith, Jr., Clemson 60

OT Matt Crawford, Jr., Maryland 53

OG Montrae Holland, Jr., Florida State 73

OG Will Merritt, Gr., Clemson 64

OC Kyle Young, Gr., Clemson 48

PK Xavier Beitia, Fr., Florida State 60

HONORABLE MENTION (20 or more points) – QB – George Godsey, Sr., Georgia Tech (46), Philip Rivers, So., NC State (21). RB – Chris Douglas, So, Duke (20). WR – Talman Gardner, Jr., Florida State (35). OT – Jeremese Jones, Sr., Virginia (29), Chris Colmer, So., NC State (28), Jason Kemble, Sr., Georgia Tech (20). OG – Evan Routzahn, Sr., Virginia (24), T.J. Watkins, Gr., Clemson (21). OC – Adam Metts, Sr., North Carolina (26), Vince Azzolina, Sr., Wake Forest (26). PK – Nick Novak, Fr., Maryland (39), Jeff Reed, Sr., North Carolina (29).

1ST TEAM – DEFENSE

DL Julius Peppers, Jr., North Carolina 138

DL Greg Gathers, Jr., Georgia Tech 124

DL Ryan Sims, Sr., North Carolina 102

DL Darnell Dockett, So., Florida State 81

LB E.J. Henderson, Jr., Maryland 135

LB Levar Fisher, Sr., NC State 135

LB Bradley Jennings, Sr., Florida State 82

DB Chris Hope, Sr., Florida State 115

DB Terrence Holt, Jr., NC State 111

DB Tony Jackson, Sr., Maryland 105

DB Tony Okanlawon, Sr., Maryland 97

SP Kelley Rhino, Jr., Georgia Tech 69

P Brooks Barnard, Jr., Maryland 119

2ND TEAM – DEFENSE

DL Nick Rogers, Sr., Georgia Tech 70

DL Corey Smith, Sr., NC State 54

DL Nate Bolling, Sr., Wake Forest 47

DL Calvin Pace, Jr., Wake Forest 35

LB David Thornton, Sr., North Carolina 48

LB Chad Carson, Sr., Clemson 41

LB Angelo Crowell, Jr., Virginia 39

DB Michael Waddell, Jr., North Carolina 73

DB Jeremy Muyres, Jr., Georgia Tech 48

DB Charles Hafley, Gr., Clemson 47

DB Shernard Newby, Jr., Virginia 43

SP John Stone, Sr., Wake Forest 51

P Mike Abrams, Sr., Virginia 69

HONORABLE MENTION – DL – Alonzo Jackson, Jr., Florida State (32), Charles Hill, Sr., Maryland (32), Monsanto Pope, Sr., Virginia (30). LB – Recardo Wimbush, Jr., Georgia Tech (36), Michael Boulware, So., Florida State (28), Kendyll Pope, So., Florida State (20). DB – Marvious Hester, Jr., Georgia Tech (38), Randall Jones, Sr., Maryland (35), Brian Williams, Sr., NC State (25). SP – Terrence Holt, Sr., NC State (27), Ronnie Hamilton, Sr., Duke (23).

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