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Hamilton Heads All-ACC Football Team

DAVID DROSCHAK
AP Sports Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) (Dec. 1) — Offensive record-setter Joe Hamilton topped The Associated Press all-Atlantic Coast Conference football team for 1999, and five other Yellow Jackets also were selected for first or second team honors.

Hamilton of Georgia Tech and Thomas Jones of Virginia were the only unanimous selections to the team as voted on by 69 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association.

Hamilton, a 5-foot-10, 189-pound quarterback, concluded his career No. 1 on the ACC’s all-time total offense list with 10,640 yards and fourth on the league’s career passing chart with 8,882. He also finished as the league’s all-time leader in touchdown passes with 65 and tied for first in touchdown responsibility at 83.

This past season, Hamilton also set the ACC’s single season mark with 3,794 yards of total offense.

Meanwhile, Jones rushed for 1,798 of Virginia’s 2,106 yards to break a 29-year-old league record for single-season rushing yards. North Carolina’s Dan McCauley set the previous record of 1,720 yards.

Maryland’s LaMont Jordan joined Jones in the backfield. The junior’s 1,632 yards were the third-best mark in league history. Jordan also is the first Maryland running back named to the first team since Charlie Wysocki in 1980.

The top-ranked Seminoles, who won their eighth straight ACC title with an 8-0 league record, placed four players on the offensive team and four on defense. Peter Warrick, who made the team as a wide receiver, was also named as the first-team specialist.

Top-ranked Florida State, which had seven players on the team in 1998, placed nine on the ’99 squad.

Warrick caught 71 passes in nine games for 934 yards and eight touchdowns. The senior also averaged 12.6 yards a punt return, including one touchdown.

Also named from Florida State on offense were lineman Tarlos Thomas and Jason Whitaker, and place-kicker Sebastian Janikowski, who led the nation in field goals per game.

Linemen Corey Simon and Jerry Johnson made the defensive team for the Seminoles, along with linebacker Tommy Polley and defensive back Mario Edwards.

The rest of the offensive team included wide receiver Kelly Campbell of Georgia Tech, tight end Alge Crumpler of North Carolina, tackle Jon Carman of Georgia Tech, and guard Noel LaMontagne and center John St. Clair of Virginia.

Chris Combs of Duke and Delbert Cowsette of Maryland were named as defensive linemen, while Keith Adams of Clemson and Dustin Lyman of Wake Forest rounded out the linebacking corps.

Campbell and Adams were the only sophomores on the first team. Adams led the nation with 176 tackles and established an all-time ACC single season record with 33 tackles for loss.

The defensive backs included Robert Carswell of Clemson, Lloyd Harrison of N.C. State and Lewis Sanders of Maryland.

Brian Schmitz of North Carolina was named as punter. The senior set the single-season ACC record by averaging 47.5 yards on 71 punts.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The 1999 Associated Press all-Atlantic Coast Conference football teams as voted on by 69 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association NOTE: Total points in parentheses. A first-place vote is worth two points and a second place vote one:

FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
QB–Joe Hamilton, Sr., Georgia Tech (138)
RB–Thomas Jones, Sr., Virginia (138)
RB–LaMont Jordan, Jr., Maryland (126)
WR–Peter Warrick, Sr., Florida St. (127)
WR–Kelly Campbell, So., Georgia Tech (94)
TE–Alge Crumpler, Jr., North Carolina (84)
T–Jon Carman, Sr., Georgia Tech (128)
T–Tarlos Thomas, Jr., Florida St. (107)
G–Noel LaMontagne, Sr., Virginia (123)
G–Jason Whitaker, Sr., Florida St. (103)
C–John St. Clair, Sr., Virginia (97)
PK–Sebastian Janikowski, Jr., Florida St. (128)

DEFENSE
DL–Corey Simon, Sr., Florida St. (137)
DL–Chris Combs, Sr., Duke (114)
DL–Jerry Johnson, Sr., Florida St. (95)
DL–Delbert Cowsette, Sr., Maryland (96)
LB–Keith Adams, So., Clemson (125)
LB–Tommy Polley, Jr., Florida St. (115)
LB–Dustin Lyman, Sr., Wake Forest (89)
DB–Robert Carswell, Jr., Clemson (119)
DB–Lloyd Harrison, Sr., N.C. State. (111)
DB–Mario Edwards, Sr., Florida St. (100)
DB–Lewis Sanders, Jr., Maryland (110)
P–Brian Schmitz, Sr., North Carolina (124)
SP–Peter Warrick, Sr., Florida St. (81)

SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
QB–Chris Weinke, Jr., Florida St. (55)
RB–Morgan Kane, Sr., Wake Forest (66)
RB–Travis Minor, Jr., Florida St. (46)
WR–Rod Gardner, Jr., Clemson (66)
WR–Dez White, Jr., Georgia Tech (54)
TE–John Waerig, Sr., Maryland (41)
T–Brad Messina, Sr., Maryland (56)
T–Brett Williams, Fr., Florida St., (40)
G–Jason Burks, Sr., Georgia Tech (52)
G–Jamie Wu, Sr., Maryland (49)
C–Eric Thomas, Sr., Florida St. (64)
PK–Sims Lenhardt, Sr., Duke (53)

DEFENSE
DL–Fred Robbins, Sr., Wake Forest (79)
DL–Jamal Reynolds, Jr., Florida St., (70)
DL–Bryan Ray, Jr., Wake Forest (42)
DL–Terry Jolly, Jr., Clemson (40)
LB–Brian Allen, Jr., Florida St. (48)
LB–Shannon Taylor, Sr., Virginia (46)
LB–Byron Thweatt, Jr., Virginia (35)
DB–Derrick Gibson, Jr., Florida St. (57)
DB–Tony Scott, Sr., N.C. State (48)
DB–Travares Tillman, Sr., Georgia Tech (46)
DB–Dextra Polite, Sr., Clemson (40)
P–Brian Morton, Jr., Duke (45)
SP–Scottie Montgomery, Sr., Duke (46)

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