GREENSBORO, N.C. | Preseason player of the year Christian Ponder and a league-high five players from North Carolina's defense headline the preseason all-Atlantic Coast Conference team.
The ACC on Wednesday announced the 25 selections as determined by a vote of 52 media members who attended the league's media days earlier this week.
Clemson safety DeAndre McDaniel was named on a league-high 48 ballots. The Tar Heels' defense finished sixth nationally in total defense last year. It was represented by defensive linemen Robert Quinn and Marvin Austin, linebacker Quan Sturdivant and defensive backs Kendric Burney and Deunta Williams.
Four Boston College players were honored. Miami also had four selections. Two went to Matt Bosher, the pick at both kicker and punter.
2010 preseason All-ACC team
QB–Christian Ponder, Florida State
RB–Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech
RB–Montel Harris, Boston College
WR–Donovan Varner, Duke
WR–Torrey Smith, Maryland
TE–George Bryan, N.C. State
OT–Anthony Castonzo, Boston College
OT–Chris Hairston, Clemson
OG–Rodney Hudson, Florida State
OG–Thomas Claiborne, Boston College
C–Sean Bedford, Georgia Tech
K–Matt Bosher, Miami
DE–Robert Quinn, North Carolina
DE–Allen Bailey, Miami
DT–Marvin Austin, North Carolina
DT–Jarvis Jenkins, Clemson
LB–Alex Wujciak, Maryland
LB–Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina
LB–Luke Kuechly, Boston College
CB–Kendric Burney, North Carolina
CB–Brandon Harris, Miami
S–DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson
S–Deunta Williams, North Carolina
P–Matt Bosher, Miami
Spec.–Torrey Smith, Maryland