All-ACC Team

Calvin Johnson is Offensive POTY

It was a wild year in the ACC as Wake Forest took the Championship. The ACC Championship participants were well represented in the All-ACC Selections including the offensive player of the year.

Wake Forest and Georgia Tech played for the ACC Championship this year in a topsy-turvy conference race. What might not be as unexpected is the Offensive Player of the Year.

Calvin Johnson of Georgia Tech finished the year with 67 catches, 1,016 yards and 13 touchdowns. The next closest players on the among the Top 10 receiving leaders in the ACC had five touchdowns (Boston College's Kevin Challenger and Tony Gonzalez). Johnson's 1,016 yards were 35% higher than the next closest receiver in the ACC, and anyone that knows ACC football, knows he was even better than his number might indicate.

Gaines Adams of Clemson is the ACC Defensive Player of the Year. Adams finished the 2006 regular season leading the conference in sacks with 10.5. He helped his Clemson team finished third in the ACC in Total Defense.

The ACC Publishers voted on the All-ACC Team:

All-ACC Offense - 1st Team

POS Player School
QB Matt Ryan Boston College
RB James Davis Clemson
RB Tashard Choice Georgia Tech
WR Calvin Johnson* Georgia Tech
WR Chansi Stuckey Clemson
TE Greg Olsen Miami
OL Steve Vallos Wake Forest
OL Josh Beekman Boston College
OL Nathan Bennett Boston College
OL Dustin Fry Clemson
OL Barry Richardson Clemson
K Sam Swank Wake Forest
KR Darrell Blackman NC State

All-ACC Defense - 1st Team

POS Player Team
DL Gaines Adams** Clemson
DL Demarcus Tyler NC State
DL Calais Campbell Miami
DL Joe Anoai Georgia Tech
LB Vince Hall Virginia Tech
LB Buster Davis Florida State
LB Jon Abbate Wake Forest
DB Brandon Flowers Virginia Tech
DB Jamal Lewis Georgia Tech
DB John Talley Duke
DB Josh Gattis Wake Forest
P Durant Brooks Georgia Tech
PR Eddie Royal Virginia Tech

All-ACC Offense - 2nd Team

POS Player Team
QB Riley Skinner Wake Forest
RB Branden Ore Virginia Tech
RB C.J. Spiller Clemson
WR Chris Davis Florida State
WR Hakeem Nicks North Carolina
TE Anthony Hill NC State
OL Steven Justice Wake Forest
OL Duane Brown Virginia Tech
OL Leroy Harris NC State
OL Jim Marten Boston College
OL Andrew Crummey Maryland
K Brandon Pace Virginia Tech
KR Josh Wilson Maryland

All-ACC Defense - 2nd Team

POS Name Team
DL Kareem Brown Miami
DL Chris Long Virginia
DL B.J. Raji Boston College
DL Andre Fluellen Florida State
LB Erin Henderson Maryland
LB Lawrence Timmons Florida State
LB KaMichael Hall Georgia Tech
DB Dejuan Tribble Boston College
DB Kenny Phillips Miami
DB Marcus Hamilton Virginia
DB Kareen Taylor North Carolina
P Adam Podlesh Maryland
PR Brandon Tate North Carolina

*Offensive Player of the Year
**Defensive Player of the Year All-Americans
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