University of Louisville Sophomore safety Gerod Holliman and senior outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin were named first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)Wednesday in a vote by the ACC head coaches.

In the media vote released last week, Holliman was the lone first-team selection for the Cardinakls.

Senior offensive tackle Jamon Brown and senior wide receiver DeVante Parker were named to the second team, while junior defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins and senior tight end Gerald Christian were voted to the third team. Senior offensive guard  John Miller and junior cornerback Charles Gaines were named honorable mention.

Holliman, who was a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski and Jim Thorpe Awards, broke the ACC record and tied the NCAA record for interceptions in a season (14) when he picked off Kentucky’s Patrick Towles on the last throw of the game. Holliman recorded interceptions in nine games and had multiple picks in four games, including a career-best three interceptions versus Boston College.

Mauldin, who was a second-team selection last week by the media, finished with a career-best 45 tackles, and ranks in the top-60 nationally in sacks and tackles for loss. Mauldin is second on the team with 6.5 sacks and leads the team with 13.0 tackles for loss.

Parker was a third-team selection by the media last week, moved up to the second team in a vote by the coaches. Despite playing only three conference games and just five games on the season, Parker was second on the team with 35 receptions for 735 yards and five touchdowns. He registered four 100-yard games, including a career-high 214 yards in a loss to No. 2 Florida State. Parker tied the school record for career receiving touchdowns with 33 when he tallied three in the 44-40 win over Kentucky on Saturday.

Brown, who was also a second-team all-league honoree by the media, has started 31-straight games at tackle and logged 40 career starts since taking over the tackle position in 2011.

Rankins was also a third-team selection by the media. He had his best season on the defensive line, recording a career-high 48 tackles. He led the team with 7.0 sacks and was second on the squad with 12.5 tackles for loss.

Christian, who wasn’t selected by the media, earned all-conference accolades after finishing fourth on the Cardinals with a career-high 30 receptions for 359 yards and four touchdowns.

Miller was selected honorable mention after starting all 12 games. Smith has made 50 career starts at guard and center, while Miller has started 31-straight games at guard.

A first team all-conference selection last season and a third-team All-ACC honoree by the media, Gaines recorded 32 tackles and registered a pair of interceptions, while totaling a team-high nine pass break-ups.

No. 20 Louisville will face No. 13 Georgia in the 13th Annual Belk Bowl on Dec. 30 at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN. It will be the first meeting between these two schools.

2014 ACC Coaches’ Award Winners and All-ACC Team

Coach of the Year 

Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech (10)

Jimbo Fisher, Florida State (2)

David Cutcliffe, Duke (2)

Player of the Year       

James Conner, RB, So.,Pitt (6)

Jameis Winston, QB, So., FSU (2)

Rashad Greene, WR, Sr., FSU (2)

Vic Beasley, DE, Sr., Clemson (1)

Jamison Crowder, WR, Sr., Duke (1)

Gerod Holliman, S, So.-R, Louisville, (1) Duke Johnson, RB, Jr., Miami (1)

Offensive Player of the Year     

James Conner, RB, So., Pitt (8)

Jameis Winston, QB, So.-R, FSU (3)

Rashad Greene, WR, FSU (2)

Jamison Crowder, WR, Sr., Duke (1)

Defensive Player of the Year   

Vic Beasley, DE, Sr., Clemson (7)

Gerod Holliman, S, So.-R, Louisville (5) Denzel Perryman, LB, Sr., Miami, (2)

Rookie of the Year   

Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami (7)

Quin Blanding, S, Virginia (4)

Dalvin Cook, RB, FSU (2)

Shaun Wilson, Duke (1)

Offensive Rookie of the Year

Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami (10)

Jon Hilliman, RB, Boston College (1)

Shaun Wilson, RB, Duke (1)

Dalvin Cook, RB FSU (1)

Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson (1)

Defensive Rookie of the Year    

Quin Blanding, S, Virginia  (8)

Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson (6)

1st Team Offense

WR         Rashad Greene, Sr., Florida State*           39

WR         Jamison Crowder, Sr., Duke*                      35

WR         Tyler Boyd, So., Pitt*                                      31

TE           Nick O’Leary, Sr., Florida State*                 36

T              Cameron Erving, Sr.-R., Florida State*    38

T              T.J. Clemmings, Sr.-R, Pitt                             34

G             Laken Tomlinson, Sr.-R, Duke*                  30

G             Tre’ Jackson, Sr., Florida State *                28

C             Shane McDermott, Sr., Miami*                 22

QB          Jameis Winston, So.-R, Florida State*     39

RB           James Conner, So., Pitt                                 39

RB           Duke Johnson, Jr., Miami*                           38

K             Roberto Aguayo, So.-R, Florida State*    39

Sp.          Jamison Crowder, Sr., Duke*                      25

2nd Team Offense

WR         DeVante Parker, Sr., Louisville                   28

WR         Phillip Dorsett, Sr., Miami                             24

WR         DeAndre Smelter, Sr., Georgia Tech        22

TE           Clive Walford, Sr.-R, Miami                          25

T              Ereck Flowers, Jr., Miami                              21

T              Jamon Brown, Sr., Louisville                        18

G             Shaquille Mason, Sr., Georgia Tech*       21

G             Matt Rotheram, Sr.-R, Pitt                           19

C             Andy Gallik, Sr.-R, Boston College             21

QB          Justin Thomas, So., Georgia Tech              18

RB           Kevin Parks, Sr.-R, Virginia*                         18

RB           Zach Laskey, Sr., Georgia Tech                   16

K             Ian Frye, Jr.-R, Virginia                                   17

Sp.          Tyler Boyd, So., Pitt                                         19

3rd Team Offense

WR         Mike Williams, So., Clemson                       21

WR         Artavis Scott, Fr., Clemson                           15

WR         Ryan Switzer, So., North Carolina*           11

TE           Gerald Christian, Sr.-R, Louisville               9

T              Bobby Hart, Sr., Florida State                      13

T              Sean Hickey, Sr., Syracuse                            11

G             Bobby Vardaro, Sr.-R, Boston College     15

G             Josue Matias, Sr., Florida State*                15

C             Cameron Erving, Sr.-R, Florida State        16

QB          Marquise Williams, Jr., North Carolina    8

RB           Dalvin Cook, Fr., Florida State                     15

RB           Jon Hilliman, Fr., Boston College                10

K             Ross Martin, Jr., Duke                                    14

Sp.          Rashad Greene, Sr., Florida State             17

 

* Selected to the 1st, 2nd or 3rd Coaches’ All-ACC Team in 2013

 

Honorable Mention: Offense (7 or more points):

QB–Anthony Boone, Sr.-R, Duke (7); RB–Shadrach Thornton, Jr., NC State (9); Karlos Williams, Sr., Florida State (8); Synjyn Days, Sr.-R, Georgia Tech (7); WR–Mack Hollins, So.-R, North Carolina (7); Isaiah Ford, Fr., Virginia Tech (7); T–Ian Silberman, Sr.-R, Boston College (9); Rob Crisp, Sr.-R, NC State (7);  G–Jon Feliciano, Sr.-R, Miami (13); David Beasley, Sr.-R, Clemson (11); John Miller, Sr., Louisville (7). C–Matt Skura, Jr.-R, Duke; PK-Ammon Lakip, Jr., Clemson (9). SP–Darius Jennings, Sr., Virginia (7).

 

1st Team Defense

DE           Vic Beasley, Sr.-R, Clemson*                       39

DE           Mario Edwards Jr., Jr., Florida State *      29

DT           Grady Jarrett, Sr., Clemson                          38

DT           Eddie Goldman, Jr., Florida State              30

LB           Denzel Perryman, Sr., Miami*                    36

LB           Stephone Anthony, Sr., Clemson*           31

LB           Lorenzo Mauldin, Sr., Louisville                  25

CB           Kendall Fuller, So., Virginia Tech*             35

CB           Garry Peters, Sr., Clemson                           24

S              Gerod Holliman, So.-R, Louisville               37

S              Jalen Ramsey, So., Florida State                25

P             Wil Baumann, Sr., NC State                          30

2nd Team Defense

DE           Dadi Nicolas, Jr.-R, Virginia Tech                25

DE           Eli Harold, Jr., Virginia                                     20

DT           Adam Gotsis, Jr., Georgia Tech                  16

DT           Corey Marshall, Jr.-R, Virginia Tech          13

LB           David Helton, Sr., Duke                                 22

LB           Terrance Smith, Jr.-R, Florida State          20

LB           Henry Coley, Sr.-R, Virginia                          15

CB           P.J. Williams, Jr., Florida State                     23

CB           Kevin Johnson, Sr.-R, Wake Forest           21

S              Quin Blanding, Fr., Virginia                           21

S              Jeremy Cash, Jr.-R, Duke*                           17

P             Alex Kinal, Jr.-R, Wake Forest                     21

3rd Team Defense

DE           Sheldon Rankins, Jr., Louisville                   17

DE           Anthony Chickillo, Sr., Miami                      12

DT           David Dean, Jr.-R, Virginia                            12

DT           Connor Wujciak, Jr., Boston College        12

LB           Max Valles, So., Virginia                                13

LB           Quayshawn Nealy, Sr.-R, Georgia Tech  12

LB(tie)   Josh Keyes, Sr., Boston College                 10

LB(tie)   Reggie Northrup, Jr., Florida State            10

LB(tie)   Cameron Lynch,  Sr., Syracuse                    10

LB(tie)   Brandon Chubb, Jr.-R, Wake Forest         10

CB           Maurice Canady, Jr., Virginia                       12

CB(tie)  Merrill Noel, Sr.-R, Wake Forest                11

CB(tie)  Ronald Darby, Jr., Florida State                  11

S              Jamal Golden, Jr., Georgia Tech                 16

S              Anthony Harris, Sr., Virginia                         10

P(tie)     Justin Vogel, So., Miami                                12

P(tie)     Will Monday, Jr.-R, Duke                              12

 

* Selected to the 1st, 2nd or 3rd Coaches’ All-ACC Coaches Team in 2013

 

Honorable Mention: Defense:  (7 or more points) DT–Tylor Harris, Jr., Wake Forest (11); Luther Maddy, Sr., Virginia Tech (11); Olsen Pierre, Sr., Miami (7); LB–Anthony Gonzalez, Sr.-R, Pitt (9); CB–Charles Gaines, Jr.-R, Louisville (10); Artie Burns, So., Miami (9); Mackensie Alexander, Fr.-R, Clemson (7);  S–Robert Smith, Sr., Clemson (8); Deon Bush, Jr., Miami (7).

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