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July 25, 2012

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –Virginia senior offensive tackle Oday Aboushi and linebacker Steve Greer have named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Team in voting conducted by the media at the annual ACC Football Kickoff, announced the league office on Wednesday. There were 25 players named to the preseason All-ACC team, and Aboushi and Greer are part of a group of 18 players named to the preseason squad that earned All-ACC first-or second-team honors in 2011.

Aboushi (Brooklyn, N.Y.) has started the last 25 games for the Cavaliers and was an All-ACC second-team performer in 2011, becoming the first UVa offensive tackle since Eugene Monroe (2008) to make the all-league squad. The senior captain enters 2012 as a preseason All-American courtesy of Athlon Sports. Aboushi is also on the Outland Trophy watch list.

Greer (Solon, Ohio) earned his second career All-ACC honor in 2011 (second team) after being named to the honorable mention team in 2009. Greer led UVa and was seventh in the ACC with 103 tackles in 2011. Greer was named ACC Linebacker of the Week following his two-sack performance at then-No. 23 Florida State and led UVa in tackles in 8-of-12 games. He started all 12 regular season games before missing the Chick-fil-A Bowl with an injury. Greer is also on the Nagurski Trophy, Lombardi and Lott IMPACT Trophy watch lists.

2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Team


Pos. Name (Votes)
WR Conner Vernon, Duke (41)
WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson (68)
TE Matt Furstenburg, Maryland (35)
T James Hurst, North Carolina (48)
T Oday Aboushi, Virginia (29)
G Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech (57)
G Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina (55)
C Dalton Freeman, Clemson (58)
QB Tajh Boyd, Clemson (29)
RB Giovani Bernard, North Carolina (60)
RB Andre Ellington, Clemson (53)


Pos. Name (Votes)
DE Brandon Jenkins, Florida State (59)
DE James Gayle, Virginia Tech (31)
DT Joe Vellano, Maryland (58)
DT Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest (33)
LB Kevin Reddick, North Carolina (49)
LB Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech (42)
LB Steve Greer, Virginia (32)
CB David Amerson, NC State (63)
CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech (25)
S Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State (45)
S Earl Wolff, NC State (30)


Pos. Name (Votes)
PK Dustin Hopkins, Florida State (54)
P Dalton Botts, Miami (65)
SP Greg Reid, Florida State (35)

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