Duke's Laken Tomlinson answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Duke's Laken Tomlinson answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Duke has four on preseason All-ACC football team

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GREENSBORO – Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston is one of nine Florida State players on the preseason all-Atlantic Coast Conference team.

The ACC announced its preseason team Wednesday following a vote of media members covering its media days earlier in the week.

Winston was joined by five teammates on the offense – including receiver Rashad Greene, tight end Nick O’Leary, running back Karlos Williams and two offensive linemen.

The defending national champion Seminoles were overwhelming picks to repeat as ACC champions in separate voting by media members.

Miami running back Duke Johnson was the other running back and Duke’s Jamison Crowder and Louisville’s DeVante Parker were the other receivers.

Duke’s four selections were the second most in the league, trailing only reigning national champion Florida State’s nine.

Crowder, linebacker Kelby Brown, safety Jeremy Cash, and offensive guard Laken Tomlinson were the Blue Devils’ other selections.

The Blue Devils, who won the ACC Coastal Division in 2013 with a 6-2 league record and a 10-4 overall mark, were also picked to finish second in the Coastal Division in the media’s Preseason All-ACC Poll released Monday.

North Carolina sophomore wide receiver-punt returner Ryan Switzer was the Tar Heels’ lone selection.

Switzer returned five punts for touchdowns last season.

N.C. State did not have any players named to the squad.


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