2005 All-ACC Academic Football Team Announced
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January 26, 2006

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Six players who earned first, second team, or honorable mention All-Conference honors this past season secured spots on the 2005 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. In addition, two freshmen All-Americans earned berths on the honors team.

To be eligible for consideration, a player must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

Players earning All-Conference honors this past fall were Virginia Tech center Will Montgomery and tight end Jeff King, Miami defensive back Kelly Jennings, Maryland punter Adam Podlesh and Virginia defensive back Marcus Hamilton. Florida State center David Castillo was an honorable mention selection. Florida State quarterback Drew Weatherford and Miami defensive back Kenny Phillips earned first team Freshman All-America recognition in 2005.

Jennings, a first-team All-America selection by CNN/SI and CBS Sportsline and a second-team pick by AP, led the league in passes defended (1.33) while Hamilton led the conference in interceptions with six. Podlesh was second in the ACC and 13th nationally in punting (43.6).

Weatherford threw for an ACC freshman record 3,208 yards and became the first freshman in league annals to lead the conference in total offense, averaging 244.6 yards per game. Phillips was the second among ACC freshmen in tackles with 67.

North Carolina's Doug Justice, a four-time academic team selection, heads up a list of 13 players that are repeaters from last year's academic team, including four players - Georgia Tech's Chris Reis, Podlesh, Hamilton and Castillo - who earned berths on the academic team for a third-straight year.

The 2005 All-ACC Academic Football team is as follows:
Name, Class, SchoolPos.Semester
James Anderson, Sr., Virginia TechLB4.003.83Health & Physical Education
Patrick Bailey, So., DukeLB3.103.20Electrical Engineering
Lavdrim Bauta, Sr., DukeOL3.253.16Sociology
Travis Bell, So., Georgia TechPK3.003.29Management
Andre Brown, Fr., NC StateRB3.103.02First Year College
Ricky Brown, Sr., Boston CollegeLB3.283.08Finance
David Castillo, Sr., Florida StateOL4.003.52Exercise Science
Brendan Dewan, Sr., DukeLB3.673.10Biological Anthropology
Mike Dowling, Sr., DukeRB4.003.94Psychology
Louis Frazier, Jr., Wake ForestOL4.003.81Biology
Marcus Hamilton, Jr., VirginiaDB3.363.27Sociology
Kelly Jennings, Sr., MiamiDB3.003.05Operations Management
Doug Justice, Sr., North CarolinaLB4.003.50Communications/Psychology
Jeff King, Sr., Virginia TechTE4.003.88Health & Physical Education
Tyler Krieg, Sr., DukeOL3.503.12Political Science
William Lee, Jr., NC StateLS4.004.00Mechanical Engineering
Paddy Lynch, Jr., Boston CollegeRB3.843.72English
Danny McGrath, Jr., Virginia TechOL4.003.42Health & Physical Education
Mark Miller, Sr., VirginiaLB3.363.03Psychology
Will Montgomery, Sr., Virginia TechOL3.753.83Health & Physical Education
Eli Nichols, Sr., DukeDL3.903.57Mechanical Engineering
Greg Olsen, So., MiamiTE3.153.21Criminology
Brandon Pace, Jr., Virginia TechPK3.253.14Sociology
Jon Peattie, Jr., MiamiPK3.003.30Operations Management
Justin Phillips, Sr., North CarolinaTE3.603.04Management & Society
Kenny Phillips, Fr., MiamiDB3.243.12Business Administration
Adam Podlesh, Jr., MarylandP3.503.17Marketing
Chris Reis, Sr., Georgia TechDB3.753.17Management
Garrett Reynolds, Fr., North CarolinaOL3.253.38undeclared
Andy Roland, Sr., DukeTE3.173.00Public Policy Studies
Matt Rumsey, So., DukeOL3.223.33undeclared
Tom Santi, So., VirginiaTE3.603.14undeclared
Zac Selmon, So., Wake ForestTE3.493.19Religion
Antone Smith, Fr., Florida StateRB3.383.38undeclared
Kurt Smith, Sr., VirginiaSP3.003.66Education
Jeremy Thompson, So., Wake ForestDL3.203.12undeclared
Kevin Tuminello, So., Georgia TechOL3.503.45Building Construction
Andrew Wasserman, Sr., North CarolinaSP4.003.90Economics
Drew Weatherford, Fr., Florida StateQB3.313.35Business
Josh Wilson, Jr., MarylandDB3.253.29Marketing
Anthony Wollschlager, Jr., MiamiOL3.133.07Accounting