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Hendricks makes All-ACC Preseason Team

Written by Sam Werner on .

Pitt only had one player on the All-ACC Preseason Team that was announced this morning, but that's not entirely unexpected. The surprising part is that the Panthers' sole representative was NOT defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Rather, safety Jason Hendricks was the only Pitt player to make the squad, which you can see below...

OFFENSE DEFENSE SPECIAL TEAMS
QB - Tajh Boyd, Clemson DE - Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech K - Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson
RB - Duke Johnson, Miami DE - Kareem Martin, North Carolina P - Will Monday, Duke
RB - James Wilder, Jr., Florida State DT - Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest SP - Stefon Diggs, Maryland
WR - Sammy Watkins, Clemson DT - Timmy Jernigan, Florida State  
WR - Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest LB - Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech  
TE - Eric Ebron, North Carolina LB - Christian Jones, Florida State  
T - James Hurst, North Carolina LB - Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College  
T - Morgan Moses, Virginia CB - Ross Cockrell, Duke  
G - Tre' Jackson, Florida State CB - Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State  
G - Brandon Linder, Miami S - Tre' Boston, North Carolina  
C - Bryan Stork, Florida State S - Jason Hendricks, Pitt  

Hendricks' inclusion does make sense. He led the Big East with six interceptions last year and had the most tackles on the team with 90 (including 3.5 for loss).

Donald earned 32 votes, which put him just two votes behind Jernigan for the second defensive tackle spot. He racked up 64 tackles last year, including 18.5 for loss (tied for 12th best in the country).

Punter Matt Yoklic was the only other Pitt player to finish in the top four at his position, earning four votes but finishing well behind Monday (41 votes).

 

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