The season might not have gone as planned on the field for Virginia football, but two of its seniors got a nice going away present with the announcement of the all-ACC teams Monday afternoon.
Linebacker Steve Greer and left tackle Oday Aboushi were both named first-team all-ACC for their performances this season. The Cavaliers have now had at least one player earn first-team honors in 25 of the past 26 seasons.
Cornerback Demetrious Nicholson, tight end Jake McGee and linebacker LaRoy Reynolds were also recognized as honorable mention all-ACC. You can view the full results here.
Greer was second in the ACC with 122 tackles and he finishes his career No. 6 all-time in school history with 376 career tackles. In fact, among active players in BCS conferences, only Notre Dame’s Mani Te’o has more career tackles than Greer.
In addition, Greer was also named an ACC player of the week after recording a career-high 19 tackles in his final collegiate game at Virginia Tech.
Aboushi, who earned second-team all-ACC honors a year ago, graded out at over 90 percent in all 12 of Virginia’s games this season and established himself early on as the team’s best offensive lineman.
The 6-6, 310-pound Brooklyn native has also already been invited to participate in the 2013 Senior Bowl since he’ll likely be selected in next April’s NFL draft.