Three Hurricanes Earn All-ACC Recognition

Three Hurricanes Earn All-ACC Recognition

Nov. 28, 2011

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Three University of Miami Hurricanes earned All-ACC recognition as announced Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

After his selection to the second team as a junior, Sean Spence earned First-Team All-ACC recognition for his spectacular 2011 season. The senior captain, who tied for fifth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with 106 total tackles in 2011, ended the year second among all NCAA players with 47 career tackles for loss, including 14.0 in 2011. A semifinalist for the Butkus Award, Spence averaged 9.64 tackles per game (fourth in conference) and 1.27 tackles for loss per game (third in conference) in 2011. The Miami, Fla. native also finished the season with three sacks, one pass break-up and one forced fumble.

Senior captain Tyler Horn earned Second-Team All-ACC recognition for his play at center for the Hurricanes. As the anchor of the offensive line, Horn, who played 750 snaps in 2011 and only allowed two sacks, led the Hurricane linemen with a grade of 90% for the season. A two-year starter for Miami at center, the Memphis, Tenn. native made only 22 mental errors on the season and recorded a finish grade of 96%.

Sophomore running back Lamar Miller, who completed one of the most prolific seasons in program history in 2011, also earned recognition on the All-ACC Second Team. Miller, whose 1,272 yards ranked third in program history for a single season, finished the year with nine rushing touchdowns and one receiving TD. The Miami, Fla. native finished second in the conference with 106 rushing yards per game, recording seven 100-yard games and averaging 5.6 yards per carry.

Last season, nine players earned first- or second-team honors: Leonard Hankerson, Brandon Washington, Matt Bosher, Orlando Franklin, Damien Berry, Allen Bailey, Sean Spence, Brandon Harris and Ray-Ray Armstrong.

For a complete list of All-ACC award winners, click HERE.

Below is a complete history of Miami Hurricanes on the All-ACC Teams

Name Position Team
Sean Spence LB 2011–1st
Tyler Horn OC 2011–2nd
Lamar Miller RB 2011–2nd
Brandon Washington G 2010–1st
Leonard Hankerson WR 2010–1st
Matt Bosher P 2010–1st
Orlando Franklin T 2010–2nd
Allen Bailey DL 2010–2nd
Brandon Harris DB 2010–2nd
Ray-Ray Armstrong FS 2010–2nd
Sean Spence OLB 2010–2nd
Damien Berry RB 2010–2nd
Jason Fox T 2009–1st
Matt Bosher PK 2009–1st
Darryl Sharpton LB 2009–2nd
Colin McCarthy LB 2009–2nd
Matt Bosher P 2009–2nd
Derrick Morse G 2007–2nd
Kenny Phillips DB 2007–1st
Greg Olsen TE 2006–1st
Calais Campbell DE 2006–1st
Brandon Meriweather DB 2006–2nd
Tyrone Moss RB 2005–1st
Eric Winston T 2005–1st
Devin Hester SP 2005–1st
Brock Berlin QB 2004–2nd
Frank Gore RB 2004–2nd
Roscoe Parrish WR 2004–2nd
Chris Myers T 2004–2nd
Antrel Rolle DB 2004–1st