Today the ACC Media announced their 2013 Preseason All ACC Team, and wouldn't you guess Boston College was not respected in the selection. One Eagle was selected, senior linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis. This is actually an increase from 2012 when zero Eagles were picked for the team. See? Progress! The last two players selected to the preseason team were Luke Kuechly and Montel Harris in 2011.
There were no real big surprises in terms of the team breakdown of players selected. FSU lead the conference with 6 players, followed by North Carolina with four, Clemson with three. The bottom was filled out by Duke, Miami and Wake Forest with two selections, while Boston College, Georgia Tech Maryland, Pittsburgh, Virginia and Virginia Tech each placed one player on the team. Syracuse didn't have any players selected, womp womp.
I understand why BC wasn't well represented on this list because teams that finished the previous season 2-10 usually don't get much respect in these types of polls. The only big surprise for me was that Alex Amidon was left off the list. He is the leading returning wide receiver in the ACC in terms of yards, catches and touchdowns. Yet if you look at the top four wide receivers in terms of votes, he was left off the list completely. Oh well, haters are going to hate.
You can find the entire All ACC Team below.
2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Team
WR Sammy Watkins, CL (57) 6-1 205 Jr. Fort Myers, Fla.
WR Michael Campanaro, WF (20) 5-11 190 Sr. Clarksville, Md.
TE Eric Ebron, UNC (35) 6-4 245 Jr. Greensboro, N.C.
T James Hurst, UNC (37) 6-7 305 Sr. Plainfield, Ind.
T Morgan Moses, UVa (35) 6-6 325 Sr. Richmond, Va.
G Tre' Jackson, FSU (46) 6-4 330 Jr. Jesuup, Ga.
G Brandon Linder, UM (28) 6-6 317 Sr. Southwest Ranches, Fla.
C Bryan Stork, FSU (29) 6-4 298 Sr. Vero Beach, Fla.
QB Tajh Boyd, CL (59) 6-1 225 Sr. Hampton, Va.
RB Duke Johnson, UM (58) 5-9 194 So. Miami, Fla.
RB James Wilder Jr., FSU (23) 6-2 229 Jr. Tampa, Fla.
DE Jeremiah Attaochu, GT (39) 6-3 242 Sr. Washington, D.C.
DE Kareem Martin, UNC (37) 6-6 265 Sr. Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
DT Nikita Whitlock, WF (35) 5-11 250 Sr. Wylie, Texas
DT Timmy Jernigan, FSU (34) 6-2 294 Jr. Lake City, Fla.
LB Jack Tyler, VT (42) 6-1 236 Sr. Oakton, Va.
LB Christian Jones, FSU (38) 6-4 232 Sr. Winter Park, Fla.
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, BC (21) 6-1 215 Sr. Norwalk, Conn.
CB Ross Cockrell, DU (48) 6-0 180 Sr. Waxhaw, N.C.
CB Lamarcus Joyner, FSU (32) * 5-8 190 Sr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
S Tre Boston, UNC (30) 6-1 205 Sr. Ft. Myers, Fla.
S Jason Hendricks, PITT (18) 6-0 180 Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y.