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Dari Nowkhah and Tim Brant to host event to honor past and present ACC football greats.
CHARLOTTE, NC – The Atlantic Coast Conference will host the ACC Night of Legends on Friday, Dec. 6 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The signature event will recognize a Legend from each ACC institution as well as the 2013 ACC Football season's award winners. The 2013 ACC Football Legends will also be honored during a ceremony at the 2013 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium on Dec. 7.
The gala will embody the true spirit of ACC Football and will offer attendees the opportunity to meet some of the biggest names in college football. A reception will be held from 6 – 7 p.m., with the dinner and awards presentation beginning at 7 p.m.
Dari Nowkhah, the lead anchor on ESPNU, will serve as emcee for the evening and announce the postseason award winners. Tim Brant, the Vice President and Director of Sports for ABC 7/WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C., will present the ACC Legends.
“The ACC Night of Legends is a terrific event that allows our league to celebrate the accomplishments of the regular-season as well as honor the rich football history from our member institutions,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “This year’s award winners combined with the outstanding 2013 class of legends should make this an incredibly special night.”
The league’s website, theACC.com, will highlight the class of 2013 ACC Football Legends Q-and-As and video features. More information can be found at http://theacc.co/FB13LegendsClass.
Night of Legends event tickets are still available but are selling quickly. To purchase event tickets, tables or for more information please visit http://theacc.co/13FCG-legendstix.
The following ACC Legends will be honored:
Mike Cloud Boston College
Terry Kinard Clemson
Wes Chesson Duke
Jamie Dukes Florida State
Robert Lavette Georgia Tech
Boomer Esiason Maryland
Edgerrin James Miami
Ken Willard North Carolina
Dave Buckey NC State
Don Buckey NC State
Johnny Majors Pittsburgh
Floyd Little Syracuse
Tom Scott Virginia
André Davis Virginia Tech
Jay Venuto Wake Forest
The following Players and Coaches awards will be presented:
Jacob’s Blocking Trophy Best Blocking Offensive Lineman
Brian Piccolo Award Most Courageous Player
Jim Tatum Award Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Offensive Rookie of the Year
Defensive Rookie of the Year
Overall Rookie of the Year Either the Off. or Def. Rookie of the Year will also win this award
Offensive Player of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
Overall Play of the Year Either the Off. or Def. Player of the Year will also win this award
Coach of the Year
2013 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship: The 2013 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will be played Dec. 7 in primetime at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium. The nationally televised game will feature the Atlantic Division Champion, Florida State, against the Coastal Division Champion. To purchase tickets, and for more information on the full weekend of ACC festivities, visit http://theacc.co/ACCFCG.