2008 CFN All-ACC Team & Top 30 Players
Boston College LB Mark Herzlich
Boston College LB Mark Herzlich
Posted Jan 5, 2009

2008 CFN All-ACC Team, Top 30 Players, Top Position Players & Players of the Year.

2008 All-Conference Teams  ACC | Big East | Big 10 | Big 12
C-USA | MAC | M-West | Pac 10 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC

2006 CFN All-ACC Team | 2007 CFN All-ACC Team
- 2008 CFN Preseason All-ACC Team

CFN 2008 ACC Player of the Year

Mark Herzlich, LB Boston College
Entering the season, Brian Toal was the big name at linebacker for Boston College. Herzlich wound up surpassing Toal and a deep field of qualified contenders in the ACC to be this season’s Defensive Player of the Year. He is, by many measures, the ideal linebacker, who can defend the pass as well as the run. Not only does Herzlich lead the Eagles with 105 tackles, but he’s also picked off six passes, taking two back for touchdowns.    

Offensive Player of the Year – Jonathan Dwyer, RB Georgia Tech
Whatever concerns Dwyer had before the year about the installation of a new offense are long gone. He’s been an ideal B-back, or feature runner, in Paul Johnson’s triple-option. A 228-pound battering ram with enough wiggle to make people miss in the open field, he’s rumbled for an ACC-best 1,328 yards and 12 touchdowns on just 190 carries. For such a big and powerful back, his average of seven yards a carry is almost unfair to opposing defenses.  

2008 Collegefootballnews.com All-ACCTeam
QB – Russell Wilson, Fr. NC St.
RB – Jonathan Dwyer, Soph. GT
RB – C.J. Spiller, Jr. Clemson
WR – Hakeem Nicks, Jr. NC
WR – Kevin Ogletree, Jr. Virginia
TE – John Phillips, Sr. Virginia
OL – Andrew Gardner, Sr. GT
OL – Rodney Hudson, Soph. FSU
OL – Eugene Monroe, Sr. Virginia
OL – Clif Ramsey, Sr. BC
OL – Garrett Reynolds, Sr. NC
PK – Graham Gano, Sr. FSU
KR – Michael Ray Garvin, Sr. FSU
DL – Everette Brown, Jr. FSU
DL – Michael Johnson, Sr. GT
DL – B.J. Raji, Sr. BC
DL – Jason Worilds, Soph. VT
LB – Mark Herzlich, Jr. BC
LB – Aaron Curry, Sr. WF
LB – Michael Tauiliili, Sr. Duke
DB – Alphonso Smith, Sr. WF
DB – Victor Harris, Sr. VT
DB – Morgan Burnett, Soph. GT
DB – Trimane Goddard, Sr. NC
P – Travis Baltz, Soph. MD
PR – Travis Benjamin, Fr. Miami
Top 30 players regardless of position
Based on the season the player had

1. LB Mark Herzlich, Jr. BC
2. DE Everette Brown, Jr. FSU
3. CB Alphonso Smith, Sr. WF
4. LB Aaron Curry, Sr. WF
5. CB Victor Harris, Sr. VT
6. RB Jonathan Dwyer, Soph. GT
7. S Morgan Burnett, Soph. GT
8. DT B.J. Raji, Sr. BC
9. WR Hakeem Nicks, Jr. NC
10. OT Eugene Monroe, Sr. Virginia
11. DE Michael Johnson, Sr. GT
12. LB Michael Tauiliili, Sr. Duke
13. QB Russell Wilson, Fr. NC St.
14. DE Jason Worilds, Soph. VT
15. DE Orion Martin, Sr. VT
16. S Trimane Goddard, Sr. NC
17. OT Andrew Gardner, Sr. GT
18. RB Darren Evans, Fr. VT
19. DT Vance Walker, Sr. GT
20. RB C.J. Spiller, Jr. Clem.
21. QB Tyrod Taylor, Soph. VT
22. LB Alex Wujciak, Soph. MD
23. LB Nate Irving, Soph. NC St.
24. LB Clint Sintim, Sr. Virginia
25. S Michael Hamlin, Sr. Clemson
26. OG Rodney Hudson, Soph. FSU
27. RB Da’Rel Scott, Soph. MD
28. WR Kevin Ogletree, Jr. Virginia
29. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, Jr. MD
30. WR Eron Riley, Sr. Duke

Top Quarterbacks
1. Russell Wilson, NC St.
2. Tyrod Taylor, VT
3. Thaddeus Lewis, Duke
4. Riley Skinner, WF
5. Christian Ponder, FSU

Top Running Backs
1. Jonathan Dwyer, GT
2. C.J. Spiller, Clemson
3. Darren Evans, VT
4. Da’Rel Scott, MD
5. Montel Harris, BC

Top Wide Receivers
1. Hakeem Nicks, NC
2. Kevin Ogletree, Virginia
3. Darrius Heyward-Bey, MD
4. Eron Riley, Duke
5. D.J. Boldin, WF

Top Offensive Linemen
1. Eugene Monroe, Virginia
2. Andrew Gardner, GT
3. Rodney Hudson, FSU
4. Clif Ramsey, BC
5. Garrett Reynolds, NC

Top Defensive Linemen
1. Everette Brown, FSU
2. B.J. Raji, BC
3. Jason Worilds, VT
4. Michael Johnson, GT
5. Orion Martin, VT

Top Linebackers
1. Mark Herzlich, BC
2. Aaron Curry, WF
3. Michael Tauiliili, Duke
4. Alex Wujciak, MD
5. Nate Irving, NC St.

Top Defensive Backs
1. Alphonso Smith, WF
2. Victor Harris, VT
3. Morgan Burnett, GT
4. Trimane Goddard, NC
5. Michael Hamlin, Clemson

Top Kickers
1. PK Graham Gano, FSU
2. P/PK Matt Bosher, Miami
3. PK Dustin Keys, VT
4. PK Josh Czajkowski, NC St.
5. P Travis Baltz, MD

2006 CFN All-ACC Team | 2007 CFN All-ACC Team
- 2008 CFN Preseason All-ACC Team