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Phil Steele All-ACC Team 2012: Boston College Lands Nine Players On Preseason All-Conference Team

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CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Kain Colter #2 of the Northwestern Wildcats is tackled by Kevin Pierre-Louis #24 of the Boston College Eagles on September 3, 2011 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 03: Kain Colter #2 of the Northwestern Wildcats is tackled by Kevin Pierre-Louis #24 of the Boston College Eagles on September 3, 2011 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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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).

First-team Eagles
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis

Second-team Eagles
TE Chris Pantale

Fourth-team Eagles
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.