For the first time ever, the ACC had the league’s 12 coaches vote on all-conference teams this year and Virginia senior Oday Aboushi was once again recognized as one of the ACC’s top offensive lineman.
Aboushi, a 6-foot-6, 310-pound left tackle from Brooklyn, N.Y., earned first-team honors from the coaches, receiving 13 of the possible 24 points. Aboushi, who has already been selected to participate in the prestigious Senior Bowl next month, was also a first-team all-ACC selection by the media last week.
Though the Cavaliers’ offense struggled at times this year, he graded out at over 90 percent in every game and will likely be selected in the 2013 NFL draft.
Linebacker Steve Greer was named all-ACC second team by the league’s coaches after finishing second in the conference with 122 tackles this season. The senior was a first-team selection by reporters after closing out his college career with a career-high 19 tackles at Virginia Tech.
Right tackle Morgan Moses, cornerback Demetrious Nicholson and linebacker LaRoy Reynolds were also recognized as all-ACC honorable mentions by the coaches. In addition, freshman cornerback Maurice Canady and freshman defensive end Eli Harold each picked up votes from the ACC’s coaches in defensive rookie of the year voting.