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Johnson, Perryman Named ALL-ACC

Veteran duo recognized heading into training camp

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Miami Hurricanes junior running back Duke Johnson and senior linebacker Denzel Perryman were named to the 2014 Preseason All-ACC Football Team released Wednesday.

Johnson, a second-team All-ACC performer in 2013, rushed for 920 yards and six TDs in eight games before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. The Miami native enters his junior season with 1,867 career rushing yards in 20 games.

This summer, Johnson has already been named to the watch lists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, Maxwell Award (college player of the year) and Doak Walker Award (best running back).

A 2013 All-ACC first-team selection, Perryman started all 13 games at outside linebacker for the Hurricanes in 2013, registering a team-leading 108 total tackles including 69 solo stops. In addition to earning All-America Honorable Mention honors from SI.com, Perryman was the recipient of the Hurricanes’ 2013 Hard Hitter Award and Defensive MVP award.

Perryman has been named to the watch lists for four major national defensive awards: the Bednarik Award (college defensive player of the year), the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (national defensive player of the year), the Rotary Lombardi Award (best lineman or linebacker) and the Butkus Award (best linebacker).

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2014 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON TEAM

OFFENSE

WR Jamison Crowder, Duke
WR Rashad Greene, Florida State
WR DeVante Parker, Louisville
TE Nick O’Leary, Florida State
OT Cameron Erving, Florida State
OT Sean Hickey, Syracuse
OG Tre’ Jackson, Florida State
OG Laken Tomlinson, Duke
C Andy Gallik, Boston College
QB Jameis Winston, Florida State
RB Duke Johnson, Miami
RB Karlos Williams, Florida State

DEFENSE

DE Vic Beasley, Clemson
DE Mario Edwards, Jr., Florida State
DT Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech
DT Grady Jarrett, Clemson
LB Denzel Perryman, Miami
LB Kelby Brown, Duke
LB Stephone Anthony, Clemson
CB Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech
CB P.J. Williams, Florida State
S Anthony Harris, Virginia
S Jeremy Cash, Duke

SPECIALISTS

PK Roberto Aguayo, Florida State
P A.J. Hughes, Virginia Tech
SP Ryan Switzer, North Carolina