Kuechly, Castonzo Named First Team All-ACC

December 01, 2009 - 12:28 pm
Boston College freshman linebacker Luke Kuechly and junior offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo were named to the All-ACC first team on Monday. BC also added a pair of players -- sophomore running back Montel Harris and senior center Matt Tennant -- as second teams. Here is the press release from the Boston College Media Relations department: Boston College junior offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo and freshman linebacker Luke Kuechly were named to the All-ACC first team, the league announced today. Senior center Matt Tennant and sophomore running back Montel Harris were named to the second team. Kuechly ranks second in the nation in solo tackles (81) and total tackles (142) and has recorded 10 or more tackles in each of the last eight games. Castonzo was an All-ACC second team selection last year as a sophomore. Senior wide receiver Rich Gunnell, junior offensive guard Thomas Claiborne and sophomore punter Ryan Quigley were honorable mention selections. In addition to Castonzo, the rest of the All-ACC first-team offense included QB Josh Nesbitt (Georgia Tech), RB Jonathan Dwyer (Georgia Tech), RB Ryan Williams (Virginia Tech), WR Demaryius Thomas (Georgia Tech), WR Donovan Varner (Duke), TE George Bryan (NC State), TE Michael Palmer (Clemson), OT Jason Fox (Miami), OG Rodney Hudson (Florida State), OG Cord Howard (Georgia Tech), C Sean Bedford (Georgia Tech), K Matt Waldron (Virginia Tech), K Matt Bosher (Miami) and specialist CJ Spiller (Clemson). In addition to Kuechly, the first-team defense includes DE Derrick Morgan (Georgia Tech), DE Robert Quinn (North Carolina), DT Nate Collins (Virginia), DT Allen Bailey (Miami), LB Cody Grimm (Virginia Tech), LB Quan Sturdivant (North Carolina), LB Alex Wujciak (Maryland), CB Kendric Burney (North Carolina), CB Brandon Harris (Miami), S DeAndre McDaniel (Clemson), S Deunta Williams (North Carolina) and P Brent Bowden (Virginia Tech).