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Miami Hurricanes' Duke Johnson and Brandon Linder on ACC Preseason Team

The Hurricanes will have to prove their worth on the field, which is all that counts. Two of them were selected on the Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Team: tailback Duke Johnson and guard Brandon Linder.

Here's the list:

2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Team                                           

Offense

Pos.  Name (Votes)                                                         Ht        Wt          Class                   Hometown

WR    Sammy Watkins, Clemson (57)                        6-1       205         Junior                 Fort Myers, Fla.

WR    Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest (20)        5-11     190         Senior                Clarksville, Md.                

TE      Eric Ebron, North Carolina (35)                         6-4       245         Junior                 Greensboro, N.C.

T                                           James Hurst, North Carolina (37)               6-7                       305         Senior   Plainfield, Ind.                  

T                                           Morgan  Moses, Virginia (35)      6-6          325                      Senior   Richmond, Va.

G       Tre’ Jackson, Florida State (36)                        6-4       330         Junior                 Jesuup, Ga.                       

G       Brandon Linder, Miami (28)                              6-6       317         Senior                Southwest Ranches, Fla.

C                                           Bryan Stork, Florida State (29)    6-4          298                      Senior   Vero Beach, Fla.

QB     Tajh Boyd, Clemson (59)                                    6-1       225         Senior                Hampton, Va.

RB     Duke Johnson, Miami (58)                                 5-9       194         Sophomore     Miami, Fla.

RB     James Wilder Jr., Florida State (23)                6-2       229         Junior                 Tampa, Fla.

 

Defense

 

Pos.  Name (Votes)                                                         Ht        Wt          Class                   Hometown                    

DE     Jeremiah, Attaochu, Georgia Tech (39)        6-3       242         Senior                Washington, D.C.

DE     Kareem Martin, North Carolina (37)              6-6       265         Senior                Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

DT     Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest (35)                  5-11     250         Senior                Wylie, Texas

DT     Timmy Jernigan, Florida State (34)                 6-2       294         Junior                 Lake City, Fla.

LB      Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech (42)                             6-1       236         Senior                Oakton, Va.

LB      Christian Jones, Florida State (38)                  6-4       232         Senior                Winter Park, Fla.

LB      Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College (21)       6-1       215         Senior                Norwalk, Conn.

CB     Ross Cockrell, Duke (48)                                     6-0       180         Senior                Waxhaw, N.C.

CB     Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State (32) *           5-8       190         Senior                Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

S                                           Tre Boston, North Carolina (30)                6-1                       205         Senior   Ft. Myers, Fla.

S                                           Jason Hendricks, Pitt (18)             6-0          180                      Senior   Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

Specialists

 

Pos.  Name (Votes)                                                         Ht        Wt          Class                   Hometown

PK     Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson (41)                 6-2       195         Graduate          Greenville, S.C.

P                                           Will Monday, Duke (41)   6-4       210         Sophomore     Flowery Branch, Ga.

SP      Stefon Diggs, Maryland (34)                             6-1       185         Sophomore     Gaithersburg, Md.

 

* Florida State’s Joyner also received 11 votes at the safety position

 ALSO, HERE'S HOW THE VOTING WENT BY POSITION

The Voting By Position:

(Top Four in Voting Only)

 

Quarterback

1.   Tajh Boyd, CL............................... 59

2.   Logan Thomas, VT........................ 2                  

3.    Bryn Renner, UNC....................... 2

4.    Stephen Morris, UM.................... 2

 

Running Back (Top 2)

1.   Duke Johnson, UM...................... 58

2.   James Wilder Jr., FSU................... 23

3.   Jerome Smith, SYR....................... 17

4.   Devonta Freeman, FSU................ 8

 

Wide Receiver (Top 2)

1.   Sammy Watkins, CL......................                      57

2.   Michael Campanoro, WF.............. 20

3.   Stefon Diggs, MD... ..................... 19

4.   Rashad Greene, FSU.................... 10

 

      Tight End

1.  Eric Ebron, UNC..... ..................... 35

2.  Nick O’Leary, FSU........................ 12

3.  Jake McGee, UVa........................ 11

4.  Braxton Deaver, DU.....................                      4

 

Offensive Tackle (Top 2)

1.  James Hurst, UNC........................ 37

2.  Morgan Moses, UVa.................... 35

3.  Brandon Thomas, CL.................... 28

4.  Seantrel Henderson, U................ M                 17

 

Offensive Guard (Top 2)

1.  Tre’ Jackson, FSU......................... 46

  1. 2.   Brandon Linder, UM.................... 28

3.  Will Jackson, GT........................... 20

4.  Tyler Shatley, CL.......................... 9

 

      Center

1.   Bryan Stork, FSU......................... 29

2.  Macky MacPherson, SYR.............. 15

3.  Jay Finch, GT.......... ..................... 9

4.  Andrew Miller, VT........................ 6

 

      Defense

 

      Defensive End (Top  2)

      1.  ............................ Jeremiah Attaochu, GT    39

      2. Kareem, Martin, UNC..................                      37

      3.  ............................ James Gayle, VT                               20

      4.  Mario Edwards, FSU. ................. 10

 

 

      Defensive Tackle (Top 2)

1.   Nikita Whitlock, WF..................... 35

2.   Timmy Jernigan,FSU.. ................. 34

3.   Aaron Donald, PITT.....................                      32

4.   Derrick Hopkins, VT..................... 7

 

Linebacker (Top 3)

1.  Jack Tyler, VT.......... ..................... 42

2.  Christian Jones, FSU.....................                      38

3.  Kevin Pierre-Louis, BC. ................. 21

4.  Steele Divitto, BC.......................... 18

 

      Cornerback (Top 2)

1. Ross Cockrell, DU.......................... 48

2.  Lamarcus Joyner, FSU.................. 32

3.  Antone Exum, VT......................... 21

4.  Kyle Fuller, VT.............................. 7

 

      Safety (Top 2)

1.  Tre’ Boston, UNC......................... 30

2.  Jason Hendricks, PITT................... 18

3.  Kyshoen Jarrett, VT.....................                      15

4.  Travis Blanks, CL........................... 13

 

      Placekicker

1.  Chandler Catanzaro, CL................ 41

2.  Ross  Martin, DU.......................... 14

3.  Cody Journell, VT......................... 5

4  Nate Freese, BC........................... 2

5.   Ross Krautman, SYR...................... 2                  

 

      Punter

1.  Will Monday, DU.......................... 41

2.  Tommy Hibbard, UNC.................. 11

3.   Matt Yoklic, PITT......................... 4

4.  Cason Beatty, FSU....................... 3                  

 

      Specialist

1.  Stefon Diggs, MD......................... 34

2.  Duke Johnson, UM...................... 9

3.  Jamal Golden, GT......................... 6

4.  Sammy Watkins, CL...................... 6

 

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