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Jonathan Dwyer picked preseason ACC Player of Year

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Jonathan Dwyer may be dusting off his mantle onceagain.Several members of the media seem to think so, at least, as the reigningACC Player of the Year is predicted to have a similar season this fall.

Georgia Tech's running back - who stunned the nation with his 1,395rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in his first year playing in head coachPaul Johnson's option offense - was picked Monday afternoon as the ACC'spreseason Player of the Year.

Dwyer claimed 39 first-place votes from the 87 voting members of themedia who selected him during this week's ACC Media Kickoff.

The next highest vote total came from Clemson's C.J. Spiller, whoamassed 28. Spiller is also the ACC's headliner in the Hesiman Trophyrace, recognizing college football's top player. Dwyer is not mentionedon early lists, but is believed to make an appearance on them during theseason.

The ACC also announced Monday afternoon the results of the predictedorder of finish for the conference.

The Yellow Jackets received nine first-place votes in the CoastalDivision, but finished second to divisional foe Virginia Tech. Accordingto the ballot, Virginia Tech will win the Coastal Division, whileFlorida State will win the Atlantic.

The ballot predicts the two will meet in this December's ACCChampionship game in Tampa, Fla., with the Hokies coming out on top.

Check back to macon.com and read tomorrow's Telegraph for more on thisstory.

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