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Nov. 25, 2002

Greensboro, N.C. – Three University of Virginia Cavaliers were first-team All-ACC and three more were named to the second-team announced today by the conference office. This is the first time since 1999 Virginia had three players voted to the first team, while the six first- and second-team selections are the most since nine players, including seven first-teamers, were chosen in 1998.

Wide receiver Billy McMullen is one of six players to repeat as first-team selections this year. He has had an outstanding season as he rewrites the receiving chapter in the Virginia record book. He has caught 64 passes for 872 yards and three touchdowns this fall and has been the team’s leading receiver on eight occasions. Last Saturday against Maryland he became just the third player in ACC history to catch 200 passes in a career. He is currently third with 205 receptions, 11 behind record holder Desmond Clark, who played at Wake Forest from 1995-98.

Quarterback Matt Schaub has turned in a remarkable season and is UVa’s first first-team quarterback since Matt Blundin in 1991. Schaub is the ACC’s leading passer and has set eight single-season school records. He leads the ACC with 26 touchdown passes and a 69.7 completion percentage. His 2751 yards passing and 2813 yards of total offense are school records.

Inside linebacker Angelo Crowell moves to the first-team this season after earning second-team honors a year ago. He has been in on 130 tackles this fall, including three sacks, and is seventh in the league with a 10.8 tackles per game average. He has caused four fumbles this season and is third in school history with 395 career tackles.

Safety Jerton Evans, defensive end Chris Canty and tight end Heath Miller were named to the second-team, the first time they have earned all-conference recognition.

Evans has had the best season of his career this fall, with 98 tackles to tie the school record for most tackles by a defensive back. He is third on the team overall in tackling and is looking to be UVa’s leading tackler among defensive backs for the third year in a row.

Canty missed the first two games of the season, but helped bolster the defensive effort upon his return. He leads ACC defensive linemen with 76 tackles. Canty has also batted away four passes and recovered three fumbles, second in the ACC.

Miller originally came to Virginia as a quarterback last year, but was moved to tight end in a move that has paid big dividends throughout the season. A red-shirt freshman he has eight touchdown catches to tie the ACC record for most TDs by a tight end. In addition, his eight touchdowns lead the nation among tight ends and are second among freshmen in the country.

Four Cavaliers-senior tackle Mike Mullins, junior cornerback Almondo Curry, sophomore guard Elton Brown, and freshman outside linebacker Darryl Blackstock-were named honorable mention all-conference.

The complete All-ACC football team is listed below.

2002 All-ACC Football

First Team – Offense
QB Matt Schaub, Jr., Virginia 101
RB Chris Downs, Sr., Maryland 119
RB T.A. McLendon, Fr., NC State 115
WR Jerricho Cotchery, Jr., NC State 113
WR Billy McMullen, Sr., Virginia 103
TE Sean Berton, Sr., NC State 75
OT Brett Williams, Sr., Florida State 126
OT Matt Crawford, Sr., Maryland 84
OG Montrae Holland, Sr., Florida State 112
OG Blake Henry, Sr., Wake Forest 70
OC Todd Wike, Sr., Maryland 111
PK Nick Novak, So., Maryland 101

First Team – Defense
DL Alonzo Jackson, Sr., Florida State 134
DL Calvin Pace, Sr., Wake Forest 117
DL Shawn Johnson, Jr., Duke 99
DL Nick Eason, Gr., Clemson 90
LB E.J. Henderson, Sr., Maryland 141
LB Dantonio Burnette, Sr., NC State 121
LB Angelo Crowell, Sr., Virginia 76
DB Terrence Holt, Sr., NC State 140
DB Jeremy Muyres, Sr., Georgia Tech 114
DB Dexter Reid, Jr., North Carolina 96
DB Domonique Foxworth, So., Maryland 87
SP Steve Suter, So., Maryland 121
P Brooks Barnard, Sr., Maryland 138

Second Team – Offense
QB Philip River, Jr., NC State 97
RB Greg Jones, Jr., Florida State 113
RB Alex Wade, Jr., Duke 42
WR Kerry Watkins, Sr., Georgia Tech 71
WR Anquan Boldin, Jr., Florida State 70
TE Heath Miller, Fr., Virginia 53
OT Nat Dorsey, So., Georgia Tech 83
OT Chris Colmer, Jr., NC State 60
OG Lamar Bryant, Jr., Maryland 55
OG Shane Riggs, Sr., NC State 50
C Antoine Mirambeau, Sr., Florida State 58
PK Luke Manget, Sr., Georgia Tech 50

Second Team- Defense
DL Chris Canty, So., Virginia 85
DL Shawn Price, Sr., NC State 85
DL Randy Starks, So., Maryland 75
DL Bryant McNeal, Sr., Clemson 58
LB Mike Boulware, Jr., Florida State 63
LB Recardo Wimbush, Sr., Georgia Tech 56
LB Kendyll Pope, Jr., Florida State 41
DB Justin Miller, Fr., Clemson 85
DB Brian Mance, Sr., Clemson 81
DB Madieu Williams, Jr., Maryland 64
DB Jerton Evans, Sr., Virginia 58
SP Fabian Davis, Sr., Wake Forest 41
P Chance Gwaltney, Sr., Florida State 82

HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE (20 or more points) – QB: Scott McBrien, Jr., Maryland (23); RB: Tarence Williams, Sr., Wake Forest (31). WR: Sam Aiken, Sr., North Carolina (56). TE: Bobby Blizzard, Jr., North Carolina (28), Jeff Dugan, Jr., Maryland (28). OT: Gary Byrd, Sr., Clemson (27); Mark Moroz, Jr., Wake Forest (26); Mike Mullins, Sr., Virginia (26). OG: Elton Brown, So., Virginia (49); C.J. Brooks, So., Maryland (46); Tyson Clabo, Jr., Wake Forest (35). C: Hugh Reilly, Jr., Georgia Tech (31). PK: Aaron Hunt, Jr., Clemson (30); Xavier Beita, So., Florida State (23).

HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE – DL: Terrance Martin, Sr., NC State (54); Matt Zielinski, Jr., Duke (49); Montique Sharpe, Sr., Wake Forest (31). LB: Darryl Blackstock, Fr., Virginia (37); John Leake, Jr., Clemson (37); Ryan Fowler, Jr., Duke (29); Rodney Thomas, Sr., Clemson (20). DB: Andre Maddox, So., NC State (45); Almondo Curry, Jr., Virginia (44); Quintin Williams, Jr., Wake Forest (35); Eric King, So., Wake Forest (23). SP: Kelley Rhino, Sr., Georgia Tech (35).

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