|Returning Players From All-ACC Team (votes)|
|RB||Montel Harris, BC (122)|
|WR||Conner Vernon, Duke (70)|
|WR||Dwight Jones, UNC (20)|
|TE||George Bryan, NC State (92)||Dwayne Allen, Clemson (31)||Cooper Helfet, Duke (24)|
|OT||Blake DeChristopher, VT (39)|
|OG||Jaymes Brooks, VT (41)||Jonathan Cooper, UNC (35)|
|OG||Brandon Washington, Miami (50)||Omoregie Uzzi, GT (35)|
|K||Will Snyderwine, Duke (38)||Casey Barth, UNC (20).|
|Spc.||Tony Logan, Maryland (69)||David Wilson, VT (61)|
|DE||Quinton Coples, UNC # (101)|
|DE||Brandon Jenkins, FSU (101)|
|DT||Joe Vellano, Maryland (33)|
|DT||J.R. Sweezy, NC State (26).|
|LB||Luke Kuechly, BC (112)||Sean Spence, Miami (37)|
|LB||Kenny Tate, Maryland * (78)|
|LB||Bruce Taylor, VT (41)|
|CB||Jayron Hosley, VT (112)||Xavier Rhodes, FSU (49)|
|CB||Chase Minnifield, Virginia (57)||Greg Reid, FSU (20).|
|S||Ray-Ray Armstrong, Miami (25)|
Over the next few weeks we will be discussing the All-ACC team for the 2011 football season, including a position-by-position look.
There is a lot of turnover this year, so the familiar returning names returning off the 2010 All-ACC team will have a major leg up on the lesser-known players, particularly because writers can be lazy in this sort of thing. This chart shows only the returning players from the 1st, 2nd, and honorable-mention teams. The columns do not mean that a player was 1st, 2nd, or honorable mention. Please refer to the vote totals.
Some positions remain quite loaded, and voters typically just stick with players they know even if the player performs poorly in the successive season. Other positions are wide open.
*= played safety last year and is a hybrid linebacker this year.
#=Voted as a defensive tackle last year despite playing defensive end.