Six Hurricanes Named All-ACC by ACSMA

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Perryman, O’Donnell tally first-team honors

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Six Miami Hurricanes were named to the 2013 All-ACC Football teams, announced Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). The 2013 All-ACC teams were voted on by 65 ACSMA members.

Junior LB Denzel Perryman and graduate P Pat O’Donnell were both named to the first team. Sophomore RB Duke Johnson, senior WR Allen Hurns and senior OG Brandon Linder were named to the second team, while senior QB Stephen Morris was selected to the third team.

Perryman, who has started all 12 games at linebacker, leads the Hurricanes defense with 104 total tackles – 65 solo stops – along with 5.0 tackles for loss. Perryman, who was honorable mention All-ACC by ACSMA in 2012, has tallied 10+ tackles in six games this season.

O’Donnell, who was named ACC Specialist of the Week on Monday for his career-first forced fumble in a road win at Pitt, ranks third nationally with a 47.3 yards-per-punt average, which leads the ACC by nearly 3.0 yards per kick. O’Donnell has 20 punts of 50+ yards to his credit and 17 that have landed inside the opponents’ 20-yard line.

Despite missing the last four games of the season with a fractured ankle, Johnson collected second-team All-ACC honors after rushing for 920 yards and six TDs. He was averaging 115.0 rushing yards per game before his season-ending injury. He averaged 174.1 all-purpose yards per contest.

Hurns is currently enjoying one of the greatest receiving seasons in program history. The senior leads Miami in both receptions (60) and receiving yards (1,138). He is only the fourth player with a 1,000-yard receiving season in school history and 19 yards shy of breaking the school single-season receiving yards mark. Currently, Hurns ranks seventh in Miami history in both career receptions (119) and career receiving yards (1,867) and eighth in career receiving TDs (14).

Linder, a preseason All-ACC selection, helped anchor Miami’s offensive line that paved the way for the Hurricanes to average 446.8 yards of total offense and 35.9 points per game. Miami’s offense scored 40+ points five times in 2013.

Miami’s lone third-team selection was Morris, who has thrown for 2,868 yards and 21 TDs through 12 games. For the second straight season, Morris has posted four 300-yard passing games. The Miami native ranks third all-time in Miami history with 7,736 passing yards and 49 passing TDs. Morris is the only QB this season to throw a 50+ yard pass in nine different games.

Five Miami Hurricanes collected honorable mention All-ACC from ACSMA – senior OT Seantrel Henderson, junior OG Jon Feliciano, sophomore CB Tracy Howard, sophomore S Deon Bush and freshman specialist Stacy Coley.

Miami (9-3, 5-3 ACC) finished the regular season with nine wins – the most by a Hurricanes team since 2009. The Canes will play in a bowl game this season and await their postseason destination later this week.

MIAMI HURRICANES ON 2013 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL TEAM (ACSMA)

FIRST TEAM

LB – Denzel Perryman, Miami, 6-0, 236, Coral Gables, Fla. (124)

P - Pat O’Donnell, Miami, 6-5, 222, Gr., Lake Worth, Fla. (135)

SECOND TEAM

RB – Duke Johnson, Miami, 5-9, 194, So., Miami, Fla. (104)

WR – Alex Hurns, Miami, 6-3, 195, Sr., Miami, Fla. (102)
G – Brandon Linder, Miami, 6-6, 317, Sr., Southwest Ranches, Fla. (80)

THIRD TEAM

QB – Stephen Morris, Miami, 6-2, 214, Sr., Miami, Fla. (24)

HONORABLE MENTION (20 or more points)

OT – Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami (34)

OG – Jon Feliciano, OG, Miami (20)

CB – Tracy Howard, CB, Miami (30)

S – Deon Bush, S, Miami (20)

SP – Stacy Coley, SP, Miami (22)

You can find the entire ALL ACC Team HERE.

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