ACC Night Of Legends To Highlight Past And Future ACC Football Greats #ACCfcg

Dec. 2, 2010

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( - The Atlantic Coast Conference will host the ACC Night of Legends on Friday, December 3, offering a tribute to the outstanding athletes from the league's rich history, which includes National Champions, Heisman Trophy winners, and first-round draft picks. The event will honor a Football Legend from all 12 ACC member institutions as well as the 2010 ACC Football season's postseason award winners.

This year, the event features ACC Football Legends: Boston College's Tony Thurman, Clemson's Steve Fuller, Duke's Jay Wilkinson, Florida State's Peter Boulware, Georgia Tech's Randy Rhino, Maryland's Darryl Hill, Miami's Cortez Kennedy, North Carolina's Ethan Horton, NC State's Ted Brown, Virginia's Barry Word, Virginia Tech's Cornell Brown, and Wake Forest's Larry Hopkins.

In addition, the following Player and Coach Awards will be presented:

 Jacob's Blocking Trophy  Rodney Hudson, Florida State
 Brian Piccolo Award  To be announced Friday
 Jim Tatum Award  Christian Ponder, Florida State
 Offensive Rookie of the Year  Danny O'Brien, Maryland
 Defensive Rookie of the Year  Xavier Rhodes, Florida State
 Overall Rookie of the Year  Danny O'Brien, Maryland
 Offensive Player of the Year  Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech
 Defensice Player of the Year  Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson
 Overall Player of the Year  Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech
 Coach of the Year  Ralph Friedgen, Maryland

The gala will begin with a cocktail hour at Charlotte's Convention Center downtown. Doors will open around 7 p.m. and guests will be invited in to have a seat, enjoy dinner and the presentation of awards.

2010 ACC Football Championship Game The 2010 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will be played December 4, at 7:45 pm at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium and will feature Atlantic Division Champion Florida State against Coastal Division Champion Virginia Tech. For all ACC Football Championship Game and ticket information visit the league's official website