Billy McMullen Named First-Team All-ACC
Virginia wide receiver Billy McMullen has been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team in voting by the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association (ACSWA).
McMullen has caught a school-record 80 passes for 1019 yards and 12 touchdowns and leads the ACC in every receiving category this season. He needs nine receptions in the season finale against Penn State on Saturday to set the conference record for most receptions in a season. The junior from Richmond, Va., is also UVa’s all-time career leader with 138 receptions.
Crowell, a junior from Winston-Salem, N.C., has been one of Virginia’s defensive stalwarts throughout the season. He is currently fourth in the ACC in tackles with an average of 12.5 per game. He has made 137 tackles this season and needs three to break Randy Neal’s school record for most tackles in a season.
Newby, a junior from Dendron, Va., is second in the ACC with five interceptions this season. A starter at safety in all 11 games this season, he has also made 55 tackles, second among the team’s defensive backs. His five interceptions are the most by a Cavalier since 1995.
Abrams, a senior from Aiken, S.C., is a finalist for the Ray Guy Punter of the Year Award. He is second in the conference with a 42.2-yard average. He leads all league punters with 15 forced fair catches and is second with 16 punts buried inside the 20-yard line.
The complete All-ACC teams are listed below.
2001 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Football Team
1ST TEAM – OFFENSE
QB Woody Dantzler, Sr., Clemson 66 points
RB Bruce Perry, So., Maryland 136
RB Joe Burns, Jr., Georgia Tech 115
WR Billy McMullen, Jr., Virginia 127
WR Kelly Campbell, Sr., Georgia Tech 84
TE Mike Hart, Sr., Duke 93
OT Brett Williams, Jr., Florida State 121
OT Nat Dorsey, Fr., Georgia Tech 70
OG Todd Wike, Jr., Maryland 110
OG Michael Collins, Sr., Wake Forest 87
OC Melvin Fowler, Sr., Maryland 96
PK Luke Manget, Jr., Georgia Tech 78
2ND TEAM – OFFENSE
QB Shaun Hill, Sr., Maryland 64
RB Tarence Williams, Jr., Wake Forest 65
RB Ray Robinson, Sr., NC State 53
WR Guilian Gary, Sr., Maryland 56
WR Javon Walker, Sr., Florida State 51
TE Willie Wright, Sr., NC State 82
OT Akil Smith, Jr., Clemson 60
OT Matt Crawford, Jr., Maryland 53
OG Montrae Holland, Jr., Florida State 73
OG Will Merritt, Gr., Clemson 64
OC Kyle Young, Gr., Clemson 48
PK Xavier Beitia, Fr., Florida State 60
HONORABLE MENTION (20 or more points): QB-George Godsey, Sr., Georgia Tech (46), Philip Rivers, So., NC State (21). RB-Chris Douglas, So, Duke (20). WR- Talman Gardner, Jr., Florida State (35). OT-Jermese Jones, Sr., Virginia (29), Chris Colmer, So., NC State (28), Jason Kemble, Sr., Georgia Tech (20). OG-Evan Routzahn, Sr., Virginia (24), T.J. Watkins, Gr., Clemson (21). C-Adam Metts, Sr., North Carolina (26), Vince Azzolina, Sr., Wake Forest (26). PK-Nick Novak, Fr., Maryland (39), Jeff Reed, Sr., North Carolina (29).
1ST TEAM – DEFENSE
DL Julius Peppers, Jr., North Carolina 138
DL Greg Gathers, Jr., Georgia Tech 124
DL Ryan Sims, Sr., North Carolina 102
DL Darnell Dockett, So., Florida State 81
LB E.J. Henderson, Jr., Maryland 135
LB Levar Fisher, Sr., NC State 135
LB Bradley Jennings, Sr., Florida State 82
DB Chris Hope, Sr., Florida State 115
DB Terrence Holt, Jr., NC State 111
DB Tony Jackson, Sr., Maryland 105
DB Tony Okanlawon, Sr., Maryland 97
SP Kelley Rhino, Jr., Georgia Tech 69
P Brooks Barnard, Jr., Maryland 119
2ND TEAM – DEFENSE
DL Nick Rogers, Sr., Georgia Tech 70
DL Corey Smith, Sr., NC State 54
DL Nate Bolling, Sr., Wake Forest 47
DL Calvin Pace, Jr., Wake Forest 35
LB David Thornton, Sr., North Carolina 48
LB Chad Carson, Sr., Clemson 41
LB Angelo Crowell, Jr., Virginia 39
DB Michael Waddell, Jr., North Carolina 73
DB Jeremy Muyres, Jr., Georgia Tech 48
DB Charles Hafley, Gr., Clemson 47
DB Shernard Newby, Jr., Virginia 43
SP John Stone, Sr., Wake Forest 51
P Mike Abrams, Sr., Virginia 69
HONORABLE MENTION: DL-Alonzo Jackson, Jr., Florida State (32), Charles Hill, Sr., Maryland (32), Monsanto Pope, Sr., Virginia (30). LB-Recardo Wimbush, Jr., Georgia Tech (36), Michael Boulware, So., Florida State (28), Kendyll Pope, So., Florida State (20). DB-Marvious Hester, Jr., Georgia Tech (38), Randall Jones, Sr., Maryland (35), Brian Williams, Sr., NC State (25). SP-Terrence Holt, Sr., NC State (27), Ronnie Hamilton, Sr., Duke (23).