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2006 CFN All-ACC Team & Top 30 Players
It's time to get the conference honors rolling with CFN's 2006 All-ACC Team, led by Virginia Tech LB Vince Hall, Top 30 Players, Top Position Players, Players of the Year, Biggest Surprises, Top Disappointments, Best Games and more.
Bests, Worsts, and CFN's Team MVP
of the Year
OT Steve Vallos, Sr. Wake Forest
Wake Forest lost its starting
quarterback and had injury problems with
the running backs, but the offense and
the running game were effective thanks
to the play of the offensive line. Yes,
the Demon Deacons won the ACC title
mostly due to fantastic defense and a
tight kicking game, but Steve Vallos and
the Demon Deacon front five turned out
to be the rocks that helped make
mediocre skill players produce. Georgia
Tech WR Calvin Johnson might have been
the best player to play in the ACC this
season, but Vallos turned out to be the
steadiest and most valuable.
Player of the Year -
DE Gaines Adams, Sr. Clemson
Adams came into the season as the marked
man by every offensive coordinator, and
he still came through leading the ACC in
sacks and finished third in tackles for
loss. Double or triple teamed, Adams
produced all season long. Beyond the
mere stats, he made several big plays in
key moments highlighted by the blocked
field goal attempt for a touchdown to
turn the tide in the win over Wake
- Matt Ryan, Jr. Boston College
RB - Tashard Choice, Jr. Ga Tech
RB - Branden Ore, Soph. Virginia
WR - Calvin Johnson, Jr. Ga Tech
WR - Chansi Stuckey, Sr.
TE - Greg Olsen, Jr. Miami
OL - Josh Beekman, Sr. Boston Coll.
OL - Nathan Bennett, Sr. Clemson
OL - Dustin Fry, Sr. Clemson
OL - Steve Justice, Jr. Wake Forest
OL - Steve Vallos, Sr. Wake Forest
PK - Brandon Pace, Sr. Virginia
KR - Jeff Smith, Fr. Boston
DL - Gaines Adams, Sr. Clemson
DL - Joe Anoai, Sr. Georgia Tech
DL - Calais Campbell, Soph. Miami
DL - DeMarcus Tyler, Jr. NC State
LB - Jon Abbate, Jr. Wake Forest
LB - Buster Davis, Sr. Florida St
LB - Vince Hall, Jr. Virginia Tech
DB - Brandon Flowers, Soph. VT
DB - Josh Gattis, Sr. Wake Forest
DB - John Talley, Sr. Duke
DB - DeJuan Tribble, Jr. B. College
P - Durant Brooks, Jr. Maryland
PR - Eddie Royal, Jr. Virginia
30 players regardless of position
the season the player had
1. OT Steve Vallos, Sr.
2. WR Calvin Johnson, Jr.
3. DE Gaines Adams, Sr.
4. LB Vince Hall, Jr.
5. LB Jon Abbate, Jr.
6. DE Calais Campbell, Soph.
7. QB Matt Ryan, Jr.
8. S Josh Gattis, Sr.
9. RB Branden Ore, Soph.
10. OG Josh Beekman, Sr.
11. RB Tashard Choice, Jr.
12. LB Buster Davis, Sr.
13. RB James Davis, Jr.
14. LB Xavier Adibi, Jr.
15. RB C.J. Spiller, Fr.
16. CB John Talley, Sr.
17. DT Joe Anoai, Sr.
18. G Nathan Bennett, Sr.
19. CB Brandon Flowers, Soph.
20. DT DeMarcus Tyler, Jr.
21. DT Kareem Brown, Sr.
22. C Steve Justice, Jr.
23. CB DeJuan Tribble, Jr.
24. DE Chris Long, Jr.
25. S Jamal Lewis, Jr.
26. S Brandon Meriweather, Sr.
27. C Dustin Fry, Sr.
28. S Kenny Phillips, Soph.
29. P Durant Brooks, Jr.
30. TE Greg Olsen, Jr.
1. Matt Ryan, BC
2. Riley Skinner, WF
3. Sam Hollenbach, Mary
4. Jameel Sewell, UVa
5. Reggie Ball, GT
Top Running Backs
1. Branden Ore, VT
2. Tashard Choice, GT
3. James Davis, Clem.
4. C.J. Spiller, Clemson
5. Jason Snelling, UVa
Top Wide Receiver
1. Calvin Johnson, GT
2. Chansi Stuckey, Clem.
3. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Mary.
4. Greg Carr, Florida State
5. Kevin Ogletree, Virginia
Top Offensive Linemen
1. Steve Vallos, Wake F.
2. Josh Beekman, BC
3. Nathan Bennett, Clemson
4. Steve Justice, Wake F.
5. Dustin Fry, Clemson
Top Defensive Line
1. Gaines Adams, Clemson
2. Calais Campbell, Miami
3. Joe Anoai, Georgia Tech
4. DeMarcus Tyler, NC State
5. Kareem Brown, Miami
1. Vince Hall, Virginia Tech
2. Jon Abbate, Wake Forest
3. Buster Davis, Florida State
4. Xavier Adibi, Virginia Tech
5. Philip Wheeler, Ga Tech
Top Defensive Backs
1. Josh Gattis, Wake Forest
2. John Talley, Duke
3. Brandon Flowers, Va Tech
4. DeJuan Tribble, B. College
5. Jamal Lewis, Georgia Tech
1. P Durant Brooks, Ga Tech
2. P Adam Podlesh, Mary.
3. PK Brandon Pace, VT
4. PK Sam Swank, Wake F.
5. PK Dam Ennis, Maryland
Bests, Worsts, and CFN's Team MVP