Four Hokies Named Preseason All-ACC
BC's Kiwanuka picked as preseason player of the year
July 26, 2005

HOT SPRINGS, Va. - Virginia Tech, picked to win the ACC Coastal Division, led the way with four preseason all-conference selections, as released at the ACC Football Kickoff, being held at The Homestead.

On offense, tight end Jeff King and lineman Will Montgomery were honored while end Darryl Tapp and cornerback Jimmy Williams made the team on the defensive side of the ball.

Boston College's Mathias Kiwanuka was tabbed the preseason player of the year. Tech was represented by Tapp and King at the media sessions.


QB - Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson

RB - Chris Barclay, Wake Forest

RB - Leon Washington, Florida State

WR - Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech

WR - Tramain Hall, NC State

TE - Jeff King, Virginia Tech

OL - D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Virginia

OL - Will Montgomery, Virginia Tech

OL - Kyle Ralph, North Carolina

OL - Steve Vallos, Wake Forest

OL - Eric Winston, Miami

Defense DL - Mathias Kiwanuka, Boston College DL - Manny Lawson, NC State DL - Darryl Tapp, Virginia Tech DL - Mario Williams, NC State LB - Ahmad Brooks, Virginia LB - D'Qwell Jackson, Maryland LB - Ernie Sims, Florida State DB - Tye Hill, Clemson DB - Greg Threat, Miami DB - Pat Watkins, Florida State DB - Jimmy Williams, Virginia Tech PK - Connor Hughes, Virginia P - Ryan Plackemeier, Wake Forest SP - Devin Hester, Miami

Preseason Player of the Year: Mathias Kiwanuka, Boston College There were no unanimous selections. Both Kiwanuka and Washington were on 39 ballots