December 1, 2014
Kendall Fuller nabs first-team All-ACC honors
Nicolas named second team, three others named third team

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Led by first-team selection Kendall Fuller, several members Virginia Tech football squad have been rewarded on the individual level as eight Hokies were named All-ACC Monday in balloting conducted by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). Dadi Nicolas was a second-team selection while three made the third team and three others were named honorable mention.

Fuller was named to the first team as a cornerback, earning the most points among those at his position. He followed up a strong freshman year with 50 tackles, including 4.5 for loss and two sacks, with 14 pass break ups and an interception which he returned for a touchdown at North Carolina. It’s the second all-league honor for the sophomore from Baltimore as he made the second team last season.

Nicolas had a break-out year in his first season as a starter, tallying 63 tackles, including 17.5 for loss and 9.0 sacks, to go along with 34 quarterback hurries, a pass break up, two blocked kicks and a fumble recovery. It’s the first all-conference honor for the junior from Delray Beach, Florida.

Earning spots on the third team were sophomore defensive end Ken Ekanem, freshman tight end Bucky Hodges and junior defensive tackle Corey Marshall. Ekanem, from Centreville, Virginia, started all 12 games and has 46 tackles, 13.5 of which are for loss along with 8.5 sacks. Hodges, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, has had one of the best seasons for a Tech tight end in program history, catching 42 passes for 517 yards and seven touchdowns and also scored on a blocked punt recovery. Marshall, from North Dinwiddie, Virginia, has 39 tackles, including 9.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks, to go along with one interception and 23 quarterback hurries.

Three Hokies: wide receiver Isaiah Ford, defensive tackle Luther Maddy and defensive tackle Nigel Williams were named to the honorable mention squad.

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