6 Tigers Pick Up 1st Team All-ACC Honors

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Clemson, Florida State and North Carolina dominate the all-Atlantic Coast Conference first team.

The league announced its all-conference team Monday and six offensive players from the 15th-ranked Tigers made the first team. The 13th-ranked Seminoles and Tar Heels had five players apiece.

The teams were determined by a vote of 46 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

Quarterback Tajh Boyd, running back Andre Ellington and receiver DeAndre Hopkins were Clemson's skill players on the first team. They were joined by tackle Brandon Thomas, center Dalton Freeman and tight end Brandon Ford.

Boyd led the ACC with 34 touchdown passes while Hopkins had league-bests of 16 total TD catches and an average of 104 yards receiving for the conference's best offense.

Nine teams had at least one first-team selection.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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