Three Canes Named to's Preseason All-ACC Team

Aug. 12, 2011


CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Hurricanes Ray-Ray Armstrong, Sean Spence and Brandon Washington have been named to’s Preseason All-ACC Team, as announced by the site on Friday.

The preseason accolades continue for the UM trio that has made nearly every preseason watch list or All-ACC team released over the last few months.

Spence, a senior linebacker, is a candidate for the Butkus, Lombardi, Nagurski and Bednarik Awards. The Miami native returns as the second-leading tackler in the ACC after recording 111 total tackles a season ago. The second-team All-ACC performer led the Canes with 16 tackles for loss in 2010 en route to being named the team’s defensive MVP. In his career, Spence has recorded 212 tackles in 36 games.

Armstrong enters his junior season after finishing the 2010 campaign ranked third on the team in tackles (79) and tied for first on the team in interceptions (3). The Sanford, Fla. native also recorded 4.5 tackles for loss – a team-high for defensive backs – and was chosen as a 2010 All-ACC Second Team selection.

Washington started all 13 games for the Canes at right guard as a sophomore last season. He recorded 56 pancakes, 11 lumberjacks and was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week on two occasions (at Duke, 10/16; vs. Virginia Tech, 11/20). His best performance – and the best performance of any UM offensive lineman all season – came at Pittsburgh on Sept. 23, when he graded out at 99 percent in a 31-3 victory for the Hurricanes.

Season tickets for the start of the CLICKING HERE.’s Preseason All-ACC Team
WR Conner Vernon, Duke
WR Dwight Jones, North Carolina
TE George Bryan, NC State
T Blake DeChristopher, Virginia Tech
T Andrew Datko, Florida State
G Brandon Washington, Miami
G Omoregi Uzzie, Georgia Tech
C Dalton Freeman, Clemson
QB Danny O’Brien, Maryland
RB Montel Harris, Boston College
RB David Wilson, Virginia Tech

DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina
DE Brandon Jenkins, Florida State
DT Tydreke Powell, North Carolina
DT Brandon Thompson, Clemson
LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College
LB Sean Spence, Miami
LB Kenny Tate, Maryland
CB Chase Minnifield, Virginia
CB Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech
S Ray-Ray Armstrong, Miami
S Eddie Whitley, Virginia Tech

PK Will Snyderwine, Duke
P Shawn Powell, Florida State
SP Greg Reid, Florida State