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July 23, 2002

PINEHURST, N.C. – Commissioner John Swofford announced the Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary Football Team at the league’s 31st annual Football Kickoff on Tuesday. The 50-member team was voted on by a 120-member blue-ribbon committee that was selected by the league’s 50th Anniversary Committee.

Clemson led all league schools with nine members on the Golden Anniversary team, while Florida State and North Carolina were tied for second with eight honorees each. N.C. State had six players selected, followed by Virginia (5), Maryland (4), Duke (3), Georgia Tech (3), Wake Forest (3) and South Carolina with one.

Cavaliers named to the 50-member team were Tiki Barber (1993-96), Jim Dombrowski (1982-85), Herman Moore (1988-90), Frank Quayle (1966-68), and Chris Slade (1988-92).

Barber was a first-team All-ACC selection in 1995 and 1996. Named the 1996 ACC Player of the Year, he was the 1996 ACC leader in rushing, punt returns and all-purpose yards, the first player in 40 years to do so. Barber led the ACC in all-purpose yards in 1995. He finished 10th in ACC history in rushing with 3,389 career yards and owned two of top-four rushing and all-purpose totals in ACC history.

Dombrowski was the most dominant ACC offensive lineman during his career. UVa’s first unanimous first-team All-American in 1985, he also earned second-team All-America honors in 1984. Dombrowski is the fifth player to win the Jacobs Blocking Trophy twice in 1984 and 1985 when he was also named first-team All-ACC. The four-year starter was the fifth Cavalier to have his number retired.

Moore was a two-time All-American, including consensus first-team choice in 1990. A first-team All-ACC in 1990 and a second-team pick in 1989, he set two NCAA records, tied two others, and set ACC record for most yards receiving (1190) in a season. Moore finished his career as the NCAA record-holder with highest yards per catch in a career (22.0). He finished second in ACC history in touchdown catches (27) and third in receiving yards (2,504) (both school records).

Quayle was the 1968 ACC Player of the Year as well as the 1968-69 ACC Athlete of the Year. A first-team All-ACC honoree in 1967-1968, he held ACC records for most rushing yards in a career, season and game, most points in a career, most career TDs and most all-purpose yards in season and career. Quayle led the ACC in rushing in 1968 with 1,213 yards. He is the only player in ACC history to lead three times in all-purpose yards. He led nation in all-purpose yardage in 1966 with 1,616 yards and led the ACC in scoring twice.

Slade was a first-team All-American in 1991 and consensus first-team honoree in 1992, UVa’s first two-time first-teamer. The 1992 National Defensive Player of the Year, he also earned first-team All-ACC honors in 1990 and 1992, and second team in 1991. He still holds ACC and UVa career records with 40 sacks. He set the school records with 15 sacks in 1992 and 14 sacks in 1991. He also holds school record with 56 TFL, including a record 21 in 1991.

ACC 50th Anniversary Football Team(in alphabetical order)

Bill Armstrong, Wake Forest (1973-1976)Tiki Barber, Virginia (1993-1996)Dre’ Bly, North Carolina (1996-1998)Joe Bostic, Clemson (1975-1978)Peter Boulware, Florida State (1994-1996)Derrick Brooks, Florida State (1991-1994)Ted Brown, NC State (1975-1978)Kelvin Bryant, North Carolina (1979-1982)Jerry Butler, Clemson (1975-1978)Dennis Byrd, NC State (1965-1967)Dick Christy, NC State (1955-1957)Marco Coleman, Georgia Tech (1989-1991)Bennie Cunningham, Clemson (1973-1975)Jeff Davis, Clemson (1978-1981)Jim Dombrowski, Virginia (1982-1985)Warrick Dunn, Florida State (1993-1996)Boomer Esiason, Maryland (1981-1983)Steve Fuller, Clemson (1975-1978)William Fuller, North Carolina (1980-1983)Roman Gabriel, NC State (1960-1961)Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech (1996-1999)Alex Hawkins, South Carolina (1956-1958)Clarkston Hines, Duke (1986-1989)Torry Holt, NC State (1995-1998)Sebastian Janikowski, Florida State (1997-1999)Marvin Jones, Florida State (1990-1992)Stan Jones, Maryland (1951-1953)Terry Kinard, Clemson (1978-1982)Amos Lawrence, North Carolina (1977-1980)Bob Matheson, Duke (1964-1966)Don McCauley, North Carolina (1968-1970)Mike McGee, Duke (1957-1959)Herman Moore, Virginia (1988-1990)Bob Pellegrini, Maryland (1953-1955)Julius Peppers, North Carolina (1999-2001)Michael Dean Perry, Clemson (1984-1987)William Perry, Clemson (1981-1984)Brian Piccolo, Wake Forest (1962-1964)Frank Quayle, Virginia (1966-1968)Jim Ritcher, NC State (1976-1979)Anthony Simmons, Clemson (1995-1997)Chris Slade, Virginia (1988-1992)Norm Snead, Wake Forest (1958-1960)Ken Swilling, Georgia Tech (1988-1991)Lawrence Taylor, North Carolina (1978-1980)Mike Voight, North Carolina (1973-1976)Charlie Ward, Florida State (1990-1993)Peter Warrick, Florida State (1996-1999)Chris Weinke, Florida State (1997-2000)Randy White, Maryland (1972-1974)

The ACC also released its preseason media poll. Florida State is predicted to take home the 2002 crown, while N.C. State was picked second. Defending ACC champion Maryland was third. Virginia was picked eighth.

1.	Florida State (82)	7702.	N.C. State (4)		6423.	Maryland		5714.	Georgia Tech		4605.	Clemson			4346.	North Carolina		3317.	Wake Forest		2988.	VIRGINIA		2759.	Duke			89
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