Pair of Hurricanes Named Preseason All-ACC
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Two student-athletes from the University of Miami were among those selected to the All-ACC Preseason Team on Tuesday, the conference office announced.
Safety Bubba Bolden and punter Lou Hedley earned nods to the 27-man team released by the ACC.
In addition to the selections of Bolden and Hedley, quarterback D’Eriq King earned the second-most votes of any candidate for ACC Preseason Player of the Year.
Bolden, who was a Thorpe semifinalist a season ago, led the Hurricanes with a team-high 74 total tackles in 2020 when he earned second-team All-ACC honors. Bolden was previously named a candidate for the Chuck Bednarik Award honoring the nation’s top defensive player and the Jim Thorpe Award for the nation’s top defensive back.
A finalist for the Ray Guy Award honoring the nation’s top punter a season ago, Hedley delivered one of the most dominant seasons by a Miami punter in program history in 2020. Hedley ranked No. 2 in FBS in punting (47.3 yards per punt) and helped the Hurricanes set the FBS record for highest net punting average (minimum 40 punts) at 44.96.