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Ryan is pre-season POY

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Boston College senior quarterback Matt Ryan has been selected as the Pre-Season ACC Football Player of the Year in voting by media attending the annual ACC Football Kickoff at Pinehurst earlier this week.
Ryan, the 2006 All-ACC quarterback, received 31 votes in the balloting. Virginia Tech junior running back Branden Ore was second, being named on 21 ballots.
Those two players head up the 2007 Pre-Season All-ACC Football Team as voted on by the media at the Kickoff. Ten of the conference's 12 schools were represented on that squad. Virginia Tech, the pre-season selection at the ACC Football Kickoff to win this year's ACC title, led all teams with five players selected.
2007 Preseason All-ACC Football Team
Offense
QB – Matt Ryan, Sr., Boston College
RB – Branden Ore, Jr., Virginia Tech
RB – Tashard Choice, Sr., Georgia Tech
WR – Greg Carr, Jr., Florida State
WR- Darrius Heyward-Bey,So., Maryland
TE – Tom Santi, Sr., Virginia
T – Duane Brown, Sr., Virginia Tech
T – Barry Richardson, Sr., Clemson
G – Andrew Crummey, Sr., Maryland
G – Derrick Morse, Sr., Miami
C – Steve Justice, Sr., Wake Forest
Defense
DE – Calais Campbell, Jr., Miami
DE -- Chris Long, Sr., Virginia
DT – Andre Fluellen, Sr., Florida State
DT – DeMario Pressley, Sr., NC State
LB – Xavier Adibi, Sr., Virginia Tech
LB – Vince Hall, Sr., Virginia Tech
LB – Philip Wheeler, Sr., Georgia Tech
CB – Brandon Flowers, Jr., Virginia Tech
CB -- DeJuan Tribble, Sr., Boston College
S – Kenny Phillips, Jr., Miami
S – Myron Rolle, So., Florida State
Specialists
PK – Sam Swank, Jr., Wake Forest
P – Sam Swank, Jr., Wake Forest
RET – Darrell Blackman, Sr., NC State
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