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Maryland's Joe Vellano named to All-ACC First Team

The ACC announced the players named to the conference's first-team, second-team and honorable mentions list.

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Maryland Terrapins defensive tackle Joe Vellano was named to the All-ACC First Team on Monday afternoon.

The senior finished the season with 61 total tackles, six sacks, one interception and one forced fumble. He will be joined by teammate Demetrius Hartsfield who was named to the All-ACC second team. The senior linebacker registered 78 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one interception and recovered a fumble in the 2012 season.

In addition to Maryland, Virginia was also represented on the All-ACC team and was one of only six teams who had multiple players named to the first-team. Offensive tackle Oday Aboushi and linebacker Steve Greer were the Cavaliers representatives. Greer finished his senior year with 122 tackles, two sacks and six passes defended.

Virginia Tech was not represented on the first team, but did have three defensive players named to the second team. Defensive end James Gayle, line backer Jack Tyler and corner back Antone Exum were the Hokies representatives.

In addition, all three schools had players listed as honorable mention, they are as follows:

Maryland
-Stefon Diggs
-A.J. Francis
-Kenny Tate

Virginia
-Jake McGee
-Demetrious Nicholson
-LaRoy Reynolds

Virginia Tech
-Kyle Fuller
-Antoine Hopkins
-Derrick Hopkins
- Bruce Taylor