ACC Night of Legends Event Presented by the Belk Bowl

Charlotte, N.C. ( - The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) will host the ACC Night of Legends on Friday, Dec 2. This signature event pays tribute to the outstanding athletes from the ACC's programs, both past and present. The event will honor the 2011 ACC Football season's award winners, as well as a Legend from each ACC institution representing their university during the 2011 ACC Football Championship game in Charlotte.

Night of Legends event tickets are still available but are selling quickly. To purchase event tickets please email: or call (704)-374-3687.

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 begins at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. and guests will be invited in to have a seat, enjoy dinner and the award presentations.

The following ACC Legends will be honored:

Player School
Stephen Boyd Boston College
Perry Tuttle Clemson
Ben Bennett Duke
Andre Wadsworth Florida State
Lucius Sanford Georgia Tech
Rich Novak Maryland
Jim Otto Miami
Chris Hanburger North Carolina
Marc Primanti NC State
Chris Slade Virginia
Mike Johnson Virginia Tech
Larry Russell Wake Forest

The following Player and Coach’s awards will be presented:

Jacob’s Blocking Trophy

Brian Piccolo Award

Jim Tatum Award

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

About the 2011 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game: The 2011 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will be played December 3, at 8 p.m. at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium and will feature Atlantic Division Champion Clemson against Coastal Division Champion Virginia Tech. Tickets for the game are sold out. For all ACC Football Championship Game and ticket information visit the league’s official website at or The game will be nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN 3-D. The official Twitter hashtag for the event is #ACCfcg