Ryan Williams only Virginia Tech player on preseason all-ACC team; Virginia is shut out
Preseason favorite Virginia Tech placed just one player on the all-ACC preseason team, and Virginia was shut out from the team, voted on by members of the ACC media and released today.

Sophomore running back Ryan Williams was the Hokies' only selection.

North Carolina led the ACC with five players on the first team. Boston College and Miami each had four, and Maryland (3) and Clemson (2) were the only other teams with multiple representatives.

Preseason player of the year, Florida State's Christian Ponder, was the all-ACC quarterback.

Here's the entire first team.

Pos. Name (Votes) Ht Wt Class Hometown

WR Donovan Varner, Duke (27) 5-9 170 Junior Miami, Fla.

WR Torrey Smith, Maryland (19) 6-1 200 Junior Colonial Beach, Va.

TE George Bryan, NC State (21) 6-5 265 Junior Castle Hayne, N.C.

T Anthony Castonzo, Boston College (43) 6-7 295 Senior Hawthorn Woods, Ill.

T Chris Hairston, Clemson (21) 6-7 325 Senior Winston- Salem, N.C.

G Rodney Hudson, Florida State (43) 6-2 282 Senior Mobile, Ala.

G Thomas Claiborne, Boston College (21) 6-3 325 Senior Randolph, Mass.

C Sean Bedford, Georgia Tech (25) 6-1 274 Senior Gainesville, Fla.

QB Christian Ponder, Florida State (35) 6-3 227 Senior Colleyville, Tex.

RB Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech (45) 5-10 211 Sophomore Manassas, Va.

RB Montel Harris, Boston College (30) 5-10 200 Junior Jacksonville, Fla.


Pos. Name (Votes) Ht Wt Class Hometown