Hill Named First-Team All-ACC


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Clemson, SC-Leroy Hill was named to the first-team, while Donnell

Washington, Gregory Walker and Derrick Hamilton were second-team

selections according to the Associated Press, ACSMA All-ACC team

released Monday. Hamilton was named second-team at wide receiver

and as a specialist.

Hill led the Tigers in tackles with 133 and in tackles for

loss with 25 this season. His tackle for loss total led the ACC and

ranked in the top three in the nation. He finished the season with

15 tackles and five tackles for loss in the Tigers 63-17 win over

South Carolina last Saturday. Hill is a candidate for ACC Defensive

Player of the Year, which will be announced next week. The native

of Haddock, GA also had three interceptions and a fumble recovery.

He led the Tigers in tackles in six of the 12 games this season.

Hamilton was named second team wide receiver and return

specialist. The native of Dillon, SC had 10 touchdown receptions

this year, an all-time Clemson single season record. He also led

the team in receiving yards with 957 and had 57 total catches, a 16.8

average. He ranked eighth in the ACC in receptions per game and is

fourth in reception yards per game. As a return specialist,

Hamilton had a 35-yard average in kickoff returns and ranked seventh

in punt return average.

Walker, a graduate student from Sumter, SC, was a second-team

selection at guard this year. A starter in every game the last two

years, he was a big reason Clemson ranks second in the ACC in total

offense with a 422.2 average, second highest per game average in

Clemson history. He had an 85 percent average grade for the year

and was Clemson's highest graded lineman in four games this past

season.

Washington led Clemson's defensive linemen with 55 tackles

this season. He had eight in the win over Duke, the first time

since 1997 that a defensive linemen led the Tigers in tackles in a

game. He also had nine tackles for loss and 25 quarterback

pressures to lead defensive line in both categories.

Charlie Whitehurst (QB), Justin Miller (CB) , Jamaal Fudge

(ROV), John Leake (LB), Kevin Youngblood (WR) and Cedric Johnson (OT)

were all honorable mention All-ACC selections.

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