Nine Hurricanes Named to Preseason All-ACC Teams

Nine Miami Hurricanes were named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-ACC teams, released Wednesday by Phil Steele’s 2014 College Football Preview.

Junior RB Duke Johnson and senior LB Denzel Perryman were named to the first team, while sophomore WR Stacy Coley, junior OT Ereck Flowers and senior DE Anthony Chickillo were named to the second team. Coley, who also tabbed to the third team as a punt returner, was the only the Hurricane to earn preseason honors on multiple teams.

Joining Coley on the third team were senior WR Phillip Dorsett and senior C Shane McDermott. Senior TE Clive Walford and junior DB Tracy Howard were named to the fourth team.

A second-team All-ACC performer in 2013, Johnson rushed for 920 yards and six TDs in eight games before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. The Miami native enters his junior season with 1,867 career rushing yards in 20 games.

Perryman, a first-team All-ACC selection and All-America honorable mention (SI.com), led the Hurricanes with 108 tackles in 13 games at outside linebacker.

As a freshman in 2013, Coley played in all 13 games, making seven starts at receiver. He led the team with 1,461 all-purpose yards and was the only player in FBS to score a TD four ways (rushing, receiving, kick return, punt return).

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2014 PRESEASON ALL-ACC SELECTIONS BY PHIL STEELE
First Team
RB – Duke Johnson
LB – Denzel Perryman

Second Team
WR – Stacy Coley
OT – Ereck Flowers
DE – Anthony Chickillo

Third Team
WR – Phillip Dorsett
C – Shane McDermott
PR – Stacy Coley

Fourth Team
TE – Clive Walford
DB – Tracy Howard

SOURCE: Miami Hurricanes Athletics

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