On Tuesday, Phil Steele unveiled his 2012 preseason all-conference teams for the ACC and Big 12. Coincidence? Boston College linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis was the Eagles' only first team selection and one of nine players honored.
Tight end Chris Pantale was the only second-team all-conference selection. The Eagles' fourth-teamers included: running back Rolandan Finch, wide receiver Colin Larmond Jr., offensive guard Bobby Vardaro, offensive tackle Emmett Cleary, defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey, linebacker Steele Divitto and punt returner Bobby Swigert.
Florida State lead all ACC schools with 20 selections, though Greg Reid supposedly counts thrice. Clemson was second with 13. Rounding out the top half of the conference were North Carolina and Virginia Tech, both with 11, and Georgia Tech and Miami with 10. BC's total is seventh best in the conference, though all but two of those selections were fourth-teamers. Cue the young, inexperience narrative.
The bottom five included N.C. State (8), Maryland and Virginia (7), Wake Forest (4) and Duke (2).
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis
TE Chris Pantale
RB Rolandan Finch
WR Colin Larmond Jr.
OG Bobby Vardaro
OT Emmett Cleary
DT Kaleb Ramsey
LB Steele Divitto
PR Bobby Swigert
Check out the complete 2012 preseason All-ACC team over at Phil Steele's website.