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Georgia Tech's Attaochu Named First Team All-ACC

Dec. 11, 2013

THE FLATS — Georgia Tech senior defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu was named first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference, junior guard Shaquille Mason earned third-team honors and senior running back David Sims honorable mention, as selected by the league’s 14 head coaches.

The Coaches All-ACC Team began in 2012. The league’s head coaches were not permitted to vote for players on their own team.

Attaochu enjoyed one of the best Novembers of any defensive player in college football. He has 10.0 sacks over the last five games, including a career-high 4.0 sacks against Georgia in the regular season finale – the third-most single-game sacks in Yellow Jacket history. His 12.0 sacks this season are the sixth-most in Tech history, and he enters the postseason tied with Greg Gathers (31.0 career sacks) for the most career sacks in school history.

Mason, who has started 25 consecutive games, was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week two times during the regular season. The Columbia (Tenn.) native helped the Georgia Tech offense rank sixth nationally in rushing offense, seventh in third-down percentage, 15th in fewest sacks allowed and 16th in red-zone offense.

Sims, who has more than 2,200 career rushing yards, leads Georgia Tech in rushing (846 yards this season), rushing touchdowns (11), overall touchdowns (12) and he has averaged 5.6 yards per carry. Sims, who has rushed for 100-plus yards in three of his last five games, has just one negative yardage rushing attempt among his 151 carries this season.

ACC Player of the Year – Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
ACC Offensive Player of the Year – Jameis Winston, QB Florida State
ACC Defensive Player of the Year – Aaron Donald, DT, Pitt
ACC Rookie of the Year – Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year – Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year – Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
ACC Coach of the Year – David Cutcliffe, Duke

2013 ACC Coaches All-ACC Football Team
(Voting points in Parentheses)

First Team
Offense

QB–Jameis Winston, Fr.-R, Florida State (39)
RB–Andre Williams, Sr., Boston College (39)
RB–Devonte Freeman, Jr., Florida State (28)
WR–Sammy Watkins, Jr., Clemson (39)
WR–Rashad Greene, Jr., Florida State (31)
WR–Jamison Crowder, Jr., Duke (31)
TE–Eric Ebron, Jr., North Carolina (38)
T–Cameron Erving, Jr.-R, Florida State (31)
T–Brandon Thomas, Sr.-R, Clemson (23)
G–Laken Tomlinson, Jr.-R, Duke (26)
G–Tre’ Jackson, Jr., Florida State (23)
C–Bryan Stork, Sr.-R, Florida State (38)

Defense
DE–Vic Beasley, Jr., Clemson (35)
DE–Jeremiah Attaochu, Sr., Georgia Tech (29)
DT–Aaron Donald, Sr., Pitt (35)
DT–Timmy Jernigan, Jr., Florida State (33)
LB–Telvin Smith, Sr., Florida State (37)
LB–Denzel Perryman, Jr., Miami (30)
LB–Kevin Pierre-Louis, Sr., Boston College (28)
CB–Lamarcus Joyner, Sr., Florida State (38)
CB–Kyle Fuller, Sr., Virginia Tech (32)
S–Terrance Brooks, Sr., Florida State (33)
S–Anthony Harris, Jr., Virginia (22)

PK–Roberto Aguayo, Fr.-R, Florida State (28)
P–Pat O’Donnell, Sr.-R, Miami (31)
SP–Jamison Crowder, Jr., Duke (27)

Second Team
QB–Tajh Boyd, Sr.-R, Clemson (27)
RB–Duke Johnson, So., Miami (27)
RB–Kevin Parks, Jr., Virginia (18)
WR–Kelvin Benjamin, So.-R, Florida State (22)
WR–Michael Campanaro, Sr., Wake Forest (20)
WR–Allen Hurns, Sr., Miami (17)
TE–Nick O’Leary. Jr., Florida State (27)
T–Morgan Moses, Sr., Virginia (22)
T (Tie)–Matt Patchan, Sr.-R, Boston College (21)
T (Tie)–James Hurst, Sr., North Carolina (21)
G–Brandon Linder, Sr., Miami (19)
G (Tie)–Josue Matias, Jr., Florida State (15)
G (Tie)–Andrew Miller, Sr.-R, Virginia Tech (15)
C–Macky MacPherson, Sr., Syracuse (10)

Defense
DE–Kareem Martin, Sr., North Carolina
DE (Tie)–Kenny Anunike, Sr.-R, Duke (15)
DE (Tie)–Kasim Edebali, Sr.-R, Boston College (15)
DT–Nikita Whitlock, Sr., Wake Forest (30)
DT–Derrick Hopkins, Sr., Virginia Tech (16)
LB–Christian Jones, Sr., Florida State (26)
LB–Jack Tyler, Sr.-R, Virginia Tech (25)
LB–Kelby Brown, Jr.-R, Duke (17)
CB–Ross Cockrell, Sr.-R, Duke (21)
CB–Kendall Fuller, Fr., Virginia Tech (18)
S–Jeremy Cash, So.-R, Duke (21)
S–Tre Boston, Sr., North Carolina (21)

PK–Nate Freese, Sr., Boston College (22)
P–A.J. Hughes, So., Virginia Tech (19)
SP–Ryan Switzer, Fr., North Carolina (25)

Third Team
Offense

QB–Stephen Morris, Sr., Miami (11)
RB–Jerome Smith, Jr., Syracuse (13)
RB–Roderick McDowell, Sr.-R, Clemson (13)
WR–Kenny Shaw, Sr., Florida State (16)
WR–Tyler Boyd, Fr., Pitt (16)
WR–Alex Amidon, Sr., Boston College (14)
TE–Braxton Deaver, Jr., Duke (8)
T–Seantrel Henderson, Sr., Miami (15)
T–Perry Simmons, Sr.-R, Duke (11)
G–Tyler Shatley, Sr.-R, Clemson (14)
G–Shaquille Mason, Jr., Georgia Tech (13)
C–Shane McDermott, Jr., Miami (9)

Defense
DE–James Gayle, Sr.-R, Virginia Tech (13)
DE–Mario Edwards Jr., So. Florida State (12)
DT–Luther Maddy, Jr., Virginia Tech (14)
DT–Jay Bromley, Sr., Syracuse (11)
LB–Spencer Shuey, Sr.-R, Clemson (12)
LB–Stephone Anthony, Jr., Clemson (11)
LB–Marquis Spruill, Sr., Syracuse (11)
CB–Bashaud Breeland, Jr.-R, Clemson (11)
CB–Kevin Johnson, Jr.-R, Wake Forest (9)
S–Kyshoen Jarrett, Jr., Virginia Tech (15)
S–Durell Eskridge, So., Syracuse (9)

PK–Chandler Catanzaro, Sr.-R, Clemson (15)
P–Will Monday, So.-R, Duke (14)
SP–Stacy Coley, Fr., Miami (10)

Honorable Mention
(8 points or higher)

Offense: RB–David Sims, Sr.-R, Georgia Tech (9); WR–Martavis Bryant, Jr., Clemson (13); WR–Devin Street, Pitt (13); Stefon Diggs, So., Maryland (8); C–David Wang, Jr.-R, Virginia Tech (8); T–Ian White, Sr.-R, Boston College (10); Bobby Hart, Jr., Florida State (8).

Defense: DE–J.R. Collins, Sr.-R, Virginia Tech, (11); Corey Crawford, Jr., Clemson (8); DT–Grady Jarrett, Jr., Clemson (9); LB–Steele Divitto, Sr.-R, Boston College (10); Marcus Whitfield, Sr.-R, Maryland (8); CB–Jabari Price, Sr., North Carolina (8).

Special Teams: PK–Niklas Sade, Jr., NC State (12).

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