Feb. 17, 2010
Jones earns Academic All-ACC honors for the second straight year, becoming the first Yellow Jacket to be named to the team in consecutive years since Kevin Tuminello and Travis Bell in 2006 and 2007. Walls was named for the first time.
To be eligible for consideration, a player must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. All 12 ACC schools were represented by at least one selection on the team. Georgia Tech has placed at least one representative on the team every year since 1998.
Jones, an A-back, overcame a dislocated wrist to rush for 345 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 6.5 yards per carry. Walls, a defensive tackle, emerged as a starter in late September and finished the season with 25 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble.
The 2009 All-ACC Academic Football team is as follows:
2009 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Football Team
Player School Class Pos. Major Hometown
Steve Aponavicius Boston College Sr.* PK Finance Easton, Pa.
Thomas Austin Clemson Sr.* OL Political Science Camden, S.C.
Travis Baltz Maryland Jr. P Business Whitehouse, Ohio
Adam Banks Duke Jr. LB Public Policy Asheville, N.C.
Andy Barbee NC State Sr. G Parks, Rec. & Tourism Mgt. Shelby, N.C.
Brent Bowden Virginia Tech Sr. P Interdisciplinary Studies Centreville, Va.
Jarrett Boykin Virginia Tech So. WR AHRM Matthews, N.C.
Lee Butler Duke So. CB Computer Science Anderson, S.C.
Anthony Castonzo Boston College Jr. OL Biochemistry Hawthorn Wood, Ill.
Emmett Cleary Boston College Fr. OL Biology Arlington Heights, Ill.
Mason Cloy Clemson So. G Parks, Rec. & Tourism Mgt. Columbia, S.C.
Matt Daniels Duke So. DB Public Policy Fayetteville, Ga.
Chris Drager Virginia Tech So. DE HNFE Jefferson Hills, Pa.
Bobby Floyd NC State Sr. S Business Administration Largo, Fla.
A. J. Francis Maryland Fr. DL Letters & Sciences Severn, Md.
Dalton Freeman Clemson Fr. C Communications Pelion, S.C.
Jimmy Graham Miami Sr. TE Marketing Goldsboro, N.C.
John Graves Virginia Tech Jr. DT HD Richmond, Va.
Rashard Hall Clemson Fr. S Marketing St. Augustine, Fla.
Kyle Hill Duke So. T Sociology Orlando, Fla.
Dustin Hopkins Florida State Fr. PK Communications Houston, Tex.
Mike Ingersoll North Carolina Jr. T Communication Studies Mint Hill, N.C.
Kevin Jones Duke So. P Psychology Austin, Tex.
Roddy Jones Georgia Tech So. AB Management Stone Mountain, Ga.
Mitchell Lederman Duke Jr. G Sociology Brodhead,Wis.
EJ Manuel Florida State Fr. QB Communications Virginia Beach, Va.
Brandon Maye Clemson So. LB Sociology Mobile, Ala.
Brian Moore Duke Fr. G Undecided Coral Gables, Fla.
Michael Palmer Clemson Sr. TE Marketing Stone Mountain, Ga.
Paul Pinegar Maryland Jr. T History Brookeville, Md.
Matt Pipho Miami Sr. T Biology LaPorte City, Ia.
Christian Ponder Florida State Jr.* QB MBA Colleyville, Tx.
Shane Popham Wake Forest So. P/PK Undecided Crestview Hills, Ky.
Vincent Rey Duke Sr. LB Sociology Far Rockaway, N. Y.
Chris Rwabukamba Duke Jr. CB Public Policy Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Nathan Richman Boston College So. G Communications North Easton, Mass.
Patrick Slebonick Virginia Sr* G Educational Psychology Stafford, Va.
Will Snyderwine Duke Jr. PK Economics Potomac, Md.
Logan Walls Georgia Tech So. DT Management Dawsonville, Ga.
Johnny Williams Duke So. WR-KR Undecided St. Stephens, Ala.
Russell Wilson NC State So.. QB Communications Richmond, Va.
Dawson Zimmerman Clemson So. P English Lawrenceville, Ga.
* Denotes student-athlete has already graduated and were in graduate school this past fall. Class refers to athletic eligibility