Virginia Technology Wins 11 All ACC . Awards

Waller was on the second team; Robinson, Moore win third team award in special teams

30/11/2021 9:00:00 am

GREENSBORO, NC – Virginia Soccer Tech had 11 players honored Tuesday when the Atlantic Coast Conference announced the 2021 All-ACC Teams. Teams were chosen by a vote from a panel of 14 in all. the league’s head coach as well as members of the media.

CB Jermaine Waller be the second team defender while P Peter Moore and WR Tayvion Robinson used to be the special team of the third team. Tech’s remaining eight honorees are honorary mentions as DB Chamari Conner, NS Brock Hoffman, LB Dax Hollifield, NS The Nasir, NS Lecitus Smith, NS Luke Tenuta, WR Tre Turner and DT Jordan Williams chosen.


Waller (6-1, 180) tied to the ACC lead and tied to 10NS in FBS with four interceptions during the season. The Washington, DC-born player is the only ACC player to score at least four interceptions and one INT return in 2021. Waller was named AP’s ACC Midyear Top Defensive Player on October 20, Pro Football Focus’ College Cornerback of the Week on October 11 and also listed on ESPN’s Midseason All-ACC Team. He had a total of 45 tackles, including 2.0 TFLs, 4 interceptions and 5 clearances in 11 games.


Moore (6-1, 207) is the player with more than 50 yards in the ACC this season with 23 shots and third in the conference with 22 inside 20-yard pitches. The freshman currently holds an average of 45.1 yards on 59 pitches this season, leading the ACC and tied with Jimmy Kibble (1997) for the second-highest total pitch average in a single season. two in the Technology record. Moore holds the fourth-longest pitch in this year’s convention with the 68-yard athlete at Boston College on Nov. 5. The Davidsonville, Maryland native was also named to the Midseason All-America Freshman Team. The Athletic.

Robinson (5-10, 187) won the title of the third team as the return specialist. He leads the ACC and is fifth in the country with a 13.7-yard return average, while his season-ending 328-yard return ranks third in the country. Robinson’s 60-yard return pitch against Richmond on September 25 was the second-longest return pitch in the convention this season and one of four returns from a single player. ACC in 2021. Product of Virginia Beach, Virginia brought to ACC Co. -Specialist of the Week was honored September 27 and became an expert on ESPN’s All-ACC Midseason Team.


Conner (6-0, 205) started all 12 games with nickel and finished third on the team with 81 tackles (52 solos). The junior was forced into sixth place in the conference with two forced fumbles. He was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week for the week on September 7 after leading the team in tackles and scoring a match intercept in a 17-10 win over No. 10 North Carolina. Conner has also gained 5.5 TFLs (-20.0 yards), 2.0 yards (-15.0 yards) and five clearances this season.

Hoffman (6-3, 310) played 10 games in attack this season, starting eight at centre-back and one at left-back against Richmond on September 25. The red-shirted junior helped Hokies have a quick attack. second in the ACC to play this season as a team averaging 214.5 yards of charge per game in conference games. Hoffman was also selected as a semi-finalist for both the Wuerffel Trophy and the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award, in recognition of his off-field efforts to serve his communities in both New River Valley and his hometown of he’s in Statesville, North Carolina. On Monday, Hoffman accepted to star in the East-West Shrine Bowl in 2022.

Hollifield (6-1, 239) owns 88 tackles (40 solos) the highest teammate in 12 matches this season. The junior started 11 games at midfield and also led the team with 9.0 TFL and 4.5 bags. He scored the fourth interception of his career against North Carolina on September 3. He averaged 7.3 tackles per game to place ninth in the grand scheme of things. Hollifield was also nominated for the Charlotte TD Club Best Defender Award.

People (6-0, 202) have started all 12 games safely and are second on the team with 86 tackles (49 solos) this season. The sophomore Redshirt totaled 12 tackles against Notre Dame on October 9, the most tied by a Tech player in a single game this season. Pe People also recorded the first intercept of his career in that match. The Abington, Pennsylvania native has also scored 2.0 TFLs (-4.0 yards) and three breakouts this year.

Smith (6-3, 315) made 11 appearances in attack in 2021, 10 at left-back and one match in a back-ball against Richmond on September 25. The red-shirted man helped Hokies have the second-fastest offensive line in the Premier League. The ACC plays this season as the team averages 214.5. javelin every game in the conference game. Smith was also an All-ACC honorary mention in both 2019 and 2020. The Georgia-born Fitzgerald player accepted his invitation to play in the 2022 Reese’s Senior Bowl.

Tenuta (6-9, 322) started 10 games on the left and started on the right tackle against Richmond on September 25. The redshirt sophomore played a key role in the offensive line Tech helped the Hokies win 250, 5 ypg rush in the past six competitions. Tenuta is the third All-ACC team selected by Pro Football Focus and Eric Mac Lain after the 2020 season saw him start all 11 games in the correct position.

Turner (6-2, 190) leads the team in yards received after making 40 hits for 675 yards with three touchdowns so far in 2021. The junior is fifth in Tech history in terms of both receptions. in career (134) and number of times received in career (2,292). Turner was named the ACC Series Recipient of the Week and Reese Senior Offensive Player of the Week on November 1 after a seven-time, 187-yard touchdown with a 69-yard touchdown at Georgia Tech, marks the fourth time in his career a 100-game pick-up field. Greensboro, North Carolina has also accepted his invitation to the 2022 Reese’s Senior Bowl.

Williams (6-5, 285) played all 12 games this season with seven starts in defence. The redshirt junior has scored 33 tackles, 4.0 TFLs (-26.0 yards), 2.5 bags (-23.0 yards) and one compulsion in 2021. Williams is held accountable. responsible for a large, 16-yard sack that led to safety at the end of the five stages of victory in Saturday’s Commonwealth Clash at Virginia.

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