Seven Jackets make All-ACC in football

Seven  Georgia Tech players  made the All-ACC football team that was announced on Monday.

Five players on offense and two on defense were honored. Six of those players made the first team in a vote conducted by 40 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

Quarterback Josh Nesbitt, B-back Jonathan Dwyer, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, center Sean Bedford and guard Cord Howard were honored on the offensive side of the ball.

They helped the Jackets lead the ACC in scoring (35 points per game), total offense (440.5 ypg), rushing offense (305 ypg) and pass efficiency (160.7 rating).

Defensive end Derrick Morgan was honored on the other side for his  12.5 sacks. Safety Morgan Burnett made the second team

Clemson, Tech’s opponent in the ACC championship game on Saturday, had three players on the first team: C.J. Spiller, Atlanta native and tight end Michael Palmer, and safety DeAndre McDaniel.

FIRST TEAM

Offense

QB–Josh Nesbitt, Georgia Tech (50)

RB–Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech (67)

RB–Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech (63)

WR–Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech (63)

WR–Donovan Varner, Duke (50)

TE–George Bryan, NC State (39)

TE–Michael Palmer, Clemson (39)

OT–Jason Fox, Miami (57)

OT–Anthony Castonzo, Boston College (53)

OG–Rodney Hudson, Florida State (54)

OG–Cord Howard, Georgia Tech (47)

C–Sean Bedford, Georgia Tech (45)

K–Matt Waldron, Virginia Tech (27)

K–Matt Bosher, Miami (27)

Spc–C.J. Spiller, Clemson (76)

Defense

DE–Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech (76)

DE–Robert Quinn, North Carolina (69)

DT–Nate Collins, Virginia (47)

DT–Allen Bailey, Miami (38)

LB–Cody Grimm, Virginia Tech (65)

LB–Luke Kuechly, Boston College (53)

LB–Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina (44)

LB–Alex Wujciak, Maryland (44)

CB–Kendric Burney, North Carolina (59)

CB–Brandon Harris, Miami (41)

S–DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson (57)

S–Deunta Williams, North Carolina (53)

P–Brent Bowden, Virginia Tech (57)

SECOND TEAM

Offense

QB–Thaddeus Lewis, Duke (18)

RB–C.J. Spiller, Clemson (62)

RB–Brandon Harris, Boston College (39)

WR–Torrey Smith, Maryland (25)

WR–Jacoby Ford, Clemson (24)

TE–Greg Boone, Virginia Tech (16)

OT–Ed Wang, Virginia Tech (31)

OT–Chris Hairston, Clemson (26)

OG–Thomas Austin, Clemson (39)

OG–Sergio Render, Virginia Tech (37)

C–Matt Tennant, Boston College (29)

K–Casey Barth, North Carolina (21)

K–Will Snyderwine, Duke (21)

Spc–Torrey Smith, Maryland (17)

Defense

DE–Patrick Sapp, Clemson (29)

DE–Willie Young, NC State (24)

DE–Jason Worilds, Virginia Tech (24)

DT–Marvin Austin, North Carolina (32)

DT–John Russell, Wake Forest (29)

LB–Vincent Rey, Duke (29)

LB–Darryl Sharpton, Miami (21)

LB–Bruce Carter, North Carolina (17)

LB–Colin McCarthy, Miami (17)

LB–Dekoda Watson, Florida State (17)

CB–Ras-I Dowling, Virginia (26)

CB–Patrick Robinson, Florida State (26)

S–Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech (51)

S–Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech (24)

P–Matt Bosher, Miami (37)

258 comments Add your comment

OldDawg

November 30th, 2009
3:33 pm

MMMMMMMMM….not bad for a team who would be 5th in the SEC east!

30-24

weak acc team

November 30th, 2009
3:41 pm

this says it all tech nerds
Paging Tech’s defense
Georgia exposed a dirty little secret about Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Saturday night: The Yellow Jacket defense is atrocious.

Even after reeling off eight consecutive wins, the Yellow Jackets wound up being a top-10 fraud, a pretender as soon as a more physical SEC team entered their building. By no stretch of the imagination was this a vintage Bulldog team that made the trip to Bobby Dodd Stadium this weekend. These ‘Dawgs began the day 6-5 and fresh off a devastating loss to Kentucky a week earlier.

The win made Georgia players do some funny things, such as take pieces of the field home. (John Bazemore / Associated Press)

However, on this night, they were physically superior and, at times, dominant, shoving Tech around its own field. On this night, Georgia adopted the personality of Georgia Tech, blowing open huge holes for Washaun Ealey and Caleb King, en route to a season-high 339 yards on the ground. Had Mark Richt known he’d get that long-awaited breakout effort from his kids, he’d have tried to get Tech on the schedule twice in 2009.

The Yellow Jackets might still go on to win a conference championship and play in a BCS bowl game, but as legitimate national powerhouses go, they just don’t measure up, especially on defense. It was a bad night for Tech and a horrible day all around for the ACC.

— Richard Cirminiello

BG

November 30th, 2009
3:43 pm

Tech Sucks! Caleb King just scored again!!

Sea Island

November 30th, 2009
3:44 pm

CK and WE are STILL running…..!!!!!

((((((((((30-24)))))))))))) hahaahahahhhaaaaah

GT90

November 30th, 2009
3:47 pm

Congrats. These guys all deserve the award. Hope we get to see most of them playing here again next year!

dogpoop

November 30th, 2009
3:48 pm

wow how dare these 20 yr old GT players make the ACC all conference team. What gives them the right to want to attend a good school and earn a degree that means something? How dare they enjoy themselves and dance around in their own stadium and make videos? After all I’m a D A W G fan and they should know I am better than them even though my SAT score was 790, and I am 80 lbs overweight because I eat donuts and sausage biscuits all day and never lean over and touch my toes in the last 25 yrs. Doesn’t matter I’m a D A W G fan and I run the show.

Kingster

November 30th, 2009
3:49 pm

I was of more sad people when GT lost, but hopefully we will get back on that horse and get things straight (smile) Yes Ga. put a real good beaten on us, but they have further to go than us. I look forward to the day that good recruits want to go to a wonderful university that can offer them a fantastic degree and a better way of life. (got drivers licences for sale for Georgia player, the deal is they cann’t drive near campus)

dogpoop

November 30th, 2009
3:50 pm

randall cobb just scored too countrybumpkinhead

dogpoop

November 30th, 2009
3:52 pm

now that we have won 7 games I can paint my bald head again with a bulldog face cause afterall I’m a D A W G fan

Just for you, Simple Simon

November 30th, 2009
3:53 pm

((((((((((30-24)))))))))))) ha ad finitum

How Bad is the A SHE SHE

November 30th, 2009
3:54 pm

When one team has one third of the ALL A-SHE-SHE conference players it tells you how bad the conference is. 2 and 5 vs the SEC so far this year with two wins over the non-bowl eligible SEC teams.

Now you can commence with the name calling since you can’t beat the worst UGA team in 13 years.

Sensei John Kreese

November 30th, 2009
3:56 pm

Hey dogpoop, what’s that scoreboard say again?

30-24 that’s what!

hunker this

November 30th, 2009
3:56 pm

yes, someone needs to put the GT players in their place, how dare they think they have earned a right to a better education and one day live in a nice house and be promoted to my boss cause afterall I’m a D A W G fan.

How Bad is the A SHE SHE

November 30th, 2009
3:56 pm

DOGPOO… Tech graduates a lower % of football players tha UGA so stfu. You don’t know what you are talking about.

TMAC

November 30th, 2009
3:57 pm

classy georgia fans always on the tech blogs. There are just not enough words to describe how cool ya’ll are. Please let me know how “awesome” it is to be a georgia fan?? please? I wish I could be one too. 7 wins are more than 10 right? it’s better not to play in a conference championship than play in one right? I hope you doggie fans enjoy watching UF and UA play in the SEC championship in ATL. Lord knows you will not be there to see your team anytime soon. I will check back with you guys when I’m lying on the beach this weekend at the ACC game!! enjoy Shreveport!!

paul's johnson

November 30th, 2009
3:59 pm

just sent my resume to Notre Dame. At least they don’t have to play UGA.

dogpoop

November 30th, 2009
4:01 pm

yes all is forgiven in Athens, sorry Mark about the cussing and the spitting and the lynch mob that showed up at your house with a rope. But after all we are D A W G fans, we run the show. We hatemongers can go after the 20 yr old GT players now and not have to turn our hatred and anger toward you anymore. No hard feelings but you know how it is cause we are D A W G fans, we run the show.

Dial "m" for moron

November 30th, 2009
4:02 pm

SEC 5, ACC 2

Once again the SEC proves that the ACC is the most overhyped, overrated conference in the history of college football.

Butterfinger – the official candybar of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Hey m, where are you? We’re all waiting for you, St Simons, Ramble On, Yellow Fuzz and the rest of the scumbags who polluted our blog for the past year.

Watch out! Caleb King just scored again!

30-24 glad it hurts so bad.

There’s a new sheriff in town…and he just got outcoached by Willie Martinez, a lesson in running the ball from Mike Bobo, and his butt whipped at home by Mark Richt and YOUR University of Georgia Bulldogs!!!

Man, this is fun.

Saint Simple Simon

November 30th, 2009
4:03 pm

(((( 30-24 )))))) hahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
hahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

Sensei John Kreese

November 30th, 2009
4:06 pm

Hey TMAC, your loser Tech friends brought this on you. You have them to thank. Get used to it.

MERCY IS FOR THE WEAK!

WE DO NOT TRAIN TO BE MERCIFUL HERE!

ON THE STREET, IN COMPETITION, A MAN FACES YOU HE IS THE ENEMY!

AN ENEMY DESERVES NO MERCY!

Hey, TMAC

November 30th, 2009
4:07 pm

The All Cupcake Conference championship game is being played on a beach? Just when I thought your defense couldn’t run any slower.

GT > UGA

November 30th, 2009
4:09 pm

Bay Bay had 5 catches for 130 yards against UGA. He also has more yards than AJ Green and Julio Jones. He owned little Prince Miller all night and if it weren’t for him that game wouldn’t have been close and Tech would not be sitting at 10-2 and #10 at the nation. Bay Bay has a chance to be playing in a BCS bowl while yall are at the papajohns.com bowl.

Our guys have more important things than football too. Tech team SAT average is 1260. UGA team average is 1010. Look it up on Sporting News website/

YOU

November 30th, 2009
4:09 pm

Oh well, played our worst game of the year and still had a chance to win it at the end. Congrats to UGA for beating their first ranked team in two years. From preseason #1 to dumping the Gatorade on Richt for beating an ACC team in just 16 months.

GT > UGA

November 30th, 2009
4:10 pm

Plus why don’t you go congratulate your own players instead of wasting your time insulting our players. Oh wait sorry I forgot yall are probably jobless (That is what UGA teaches you) and have a lot of time on your hands.

poop on my degree

November 30th, 2009
4:13 pm

Yeah, we may not beat KY, LSU, Fl or TN, but how dare that engineering school with an enrollment of 17,000 think they are somebody in this state. Afterall we are D A W G nation and everyone within the borders of Valdosta to Augusta knows who we are. Can’t get accepted into Emory, Mercer or Savannah State? No problem, just enroll at UGA, we understand you have been a victim all your life, just paint a bulldog on your head and we will find a place for you.

GT > UGA

November 30th, 2009
4:14 pm

And yall are just being stupid saying UGA graduates a higher % than Tech. That is because 38% of people that go to Tech graduate. You are just stupid.

As for you, GT > UGA

November 30th, 2009
4:24 pm

Thank you for restoring a little normalcy around here. Your pathetic little insults are typical of the pissant nation and are more in line with what we are used to hearing from you nerds after anoher beatdown at the hands of the Dawgs. Look forward to hearing from you for the next 7-8 years.

30-24

Time to take Womack to the wood shed

November 30th, 2009
4:25 pm

Then give him a ticket on the next Grey hound bus. If it weren’t for him we wouldn’t have to put up with all this dog crap. Can’t we get some DC off the street for the 2 remaining games??

Mr. Mang

November 30th, 2009
4:29 pm

Turkey neck got cooked for Thanksgiving. Turkey neck quote 2008 – “I guess Georgia prepared for the option”. Turkey neck quote 2009 – “Georgia just spanked my as* all over Bobby Dodd.” Love it, I’m just marinating in it like Turkey neck. GT is and always will second fiddle even if they have Turkey neck as coach. You nerds never envisioned the Dawgs spanking you on national TV like that. Embarrassed on national TV in front of everyone. HAHAHAHAHA. You suck. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Quit looking at my hot wife and get back to watching Nova on PBS or playing Dungeons and Dragons or making plans with your nerd alumni buddies to attend DragonCon next year. HAHAHAHAHA. Leave playing football to the experts.

RogersParkRob

November 30th, 2009
4:31 pm

Help Wanted…Georgia graduate needed to help with strategic project. This project is very analytical in nature so good problem solving is preferred. The project, need lawn mowed and fence painted. Red truck with black Green Bay Packers logo preferred.

bb

November 30th, 2009
4:32 pm

Glad to see all the dawg fans enjoyed their win. I guess GT is not irrelevant after all, seems that beating them has meant a lot to their fans and team.

Their fans should be proud of their team, they played a great game (perhaps their best of the year). It says alot, however, that on a night that ugag was playing their best and GT was struggling on offense and defense that GT STILL had a chance to win the game at the end.

That doesn’t take anything away from the uga players, they played well and deserved to win, but it does show that things are different than in the past. GT has come a long way.

Dawg Bumpkins

November 30th, 2009
4:37 pm

Hey Bumpkins…who is obsessed with who now??? This blog is NOT about you. Your team played a great game, but all we hear is how pathetic GT and the ACC is. GT is past this loss and is going on to bigger and better things. Grow up and show some class…nevermind you are D A W G fans.

Where is St Simons Now

November 30th, 2009
4:41 pm

(((30-24)))

Ya know, Even though the DAWGS have had a rough year, This win makes it all go away. Why you ask? Because we exposed techs JV offense, proved that UGA is better than gt even when gt is at their best and UGA is at their worst, AND along with S carolinas help, proved that the ACC is a second tier conference that is irrelevant to major college football. GO DAWGS! I havent stopped laughing since the game started. Caleb King scored again!

AMBER ALERT

November 30th, 2009
4:41 pm

Please contact the authorities if you know the whereabouts of any of the following:

m
St. Simons
Ramble On
Yellow Fuzz

All were last seen ranting maniacally about Georgia Tech’s football prowess and hurling insults at anyone who disagreed. It is being reported that all are attempting to escape reality by climbing aboard the Bulldog bandwagon but are being denied passage by those who truly understand the game of football. Do not be alarmed if you confront any of these individuals as they are unarmed, both mentally and physically.

tech man

November 30th, 2009
4:41 pm

Some Uga fans are braindied. They are dancing in the streets because they one a football game.What about the 5 other ones that you lost.If you don’t know by now 30 to 24 is not a blow out.On top of that you had to play your best game and we had to play our worse game and still almost beat you. Get a life and try to think about what you are braging about.

Ummmm

November 30th, 2009
4:41 pm

@ How Bad is the A SHE SHE

Please do not begin to argue academics with Georgia Tech. All you have to do is scroll down the list of UGA majors offered and you will quickly see howUGA can graduate a higher percentage of it’s athletes. Dairy sciences (how to milk a cow), dance (yes…dance), wildfire (absolutely no idea how you can create a wildfire major), turfgrass management (someone has to cut our grass), fisheries and wildlife (for the rednecks), etc. For those that may think I am making these up, feel free to peruse the list.

http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/Bulletin_Files/discipline_listing.html

NCDAWG

November 30th, 2009
4:43 pm

Class? Yeah right. The bug fans showed a lot of “class” on the UGA blog for the last 365 days?

(((( 30-24 )))))) hahahhahahahahahahahaha

The Dude (Andrew Sherwin)

November 30th, 2009
4:43 pm

Congrats to all the Jackets on the All-ACC squads. And congrats to UoG for their thrilling win. I have to give some thanks to UoG’s rushing attack for exposing Tech’s defense. It’s good to pinpoint your weaknesses in efforts to find solutions. To the victor go the spoils. Let’s win the ACC now, so all the UoG fans can claim their own ACC title.

UGADawg83

November 30th, 2009
4:46 pm

Hey Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm- at UGA-we HIRE engineers, they are kinda like janitors. By the way you might need to learn a little about these majors at UGA before you criticize them.

I need more Gator Bait....mutts

November 30th, 2009
4:49 pm

Heck this is all these bumpkins have to do. I have never seen so many so proud of winning in a high school stadium before. Oh that’s right …..there is 90,000 of these smelly mutts……..and that is all they have done all year.

Brunswick

November 30th, 2009
4:51 pm

Enter your comments here

CJ Spiller

November 30th, 2009
4:52 pm

OMG!!! If Ealey & King can run over, around and through the GT defense the way they did, imagine what I’m going to do on Sat. Can’t wait!

GABULLDAWG

November 30th, 2009
4:52 pm

One question for you tech fans. How are you going to stop Spiller this week? Honestly I want your opinion on this. Caleb and Ealey are up and coming players but not yet on the level of Clem-sons Spiller. Also, I wonder if the fact that Clem-son already played GT earlier this year will help their defense the second time around as they will be familiar with each assignment needed to stop the option. Just things to think about. Man I know you say that the DAWGS win means nothing, but how great would it be if tech loses to Clem-son and ends up in the Gaytor bowl!!!! Wouldnt that be something? Go CLEM-SON

Brunswick

November 30th, 2009
4:53 pm

(((((((30-24)))))))Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

Dooley's Cardiologist

November 30th, 2009
4:53 pm

Congrats boys, you did a great job. Did I mention that I saw this girl with a tramp stamp tattoo of the UGA “G” on her lower back at the game the other night. Like I needed a reason not to be a Dawg fan. I got a picture of it on my phone. It would be PG, but you can see her crack. And yes, Dairy Sciences is a real major at UGA. Also on the list is “Housing.” WTF is that??

Old Gold Britches

November 30th, 2009
4:54 pm

Congrats to the mutts on a VERY BIG win.

But most of all a very great honor to these fine TECH men!

Deezul

November 30th, 2009
4:54 pm

So when will all the Dawg fans quit their Wal-Mart jobs? You know the CEO is a GT grad…

GABULLDAWG

November 30th, 2009
4:55 pm

Oh yeah, one more thing for YELLOW FUZZ and Saint Simons…((((30-24)))
HAHAHAHAHAHA YOU SUCK TECH! GO DAWGS! I heard the players are going to get Championship rings this year with the score engraved in them. Just to throw it in the nerds faces. Oh and did yall catch Ben Jones actually ingest a piece of techs endzone after the game? What is funny is that it will end up where it belongs….IN THE TOILET!!!

superDawg

November 30th, 2009
4:56 pm

I just went over to the tek newspaper and i’ll be damned they have a site that teaches nerds how to get a date.I bet they have a very low graduation rate in that class.That is true look it up.

GT > UGA

November 30th, 2009
4:56 pm

UGADawg83 and every other D A W G fan:
It amazes me reading your comments and just how stupid you sound.