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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