GREENSBORO, N.C. – Record-setting quarterbacks, hard-hitting defenders, big-play receivers, and a legendary head coach highlight the 2021 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Honors class announced Tuesday.
The 14-member group of honorees includes Boston College’s Mark Herzlich, Clemson’s David Treadwell, Duke’s Anthony Dilweg, Florida State’s Peter Warrick, Georgia Tech’s Morgan Burnett, Louisville’s Harry Douglas, Miami’s Reggie Wayne, North Carolina’s Vonnie Holliday, NC State’s Jerricho Cotchery, Pitt’s Dan Marino, Syracuse’s Markus Paul, Virginia’s Shawn Moore, Virginia’s Tech’s Frank Beamer, and Wake Forest’s Desmond Clark.
This year’s class will be honored during the ACC Football Honors presented by the Charlotte Sports Foundation at the Blumenthal Arts Center’s Booth Playhouse on the evening of Friday, Dec. 3, and during the on-field pregame festivities at the 17th annual Subway ACC Football Championship Game, set for 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium.
The Atlantic Coast Conference Football Honors show will air on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. on ACC Network.
Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College (2006-10)
Won the Rudy Award and the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award in 2010 as the league’s most courageous player after coming back from Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, which caused him to miss the 2009 season • Started all 13 games in 2010 • Earned numerous honors for his courage and outreach, including the Disney Spirit Award, an honorary Lott Trophy, and the ACC Commissioner’s Cup • Had a terrific season in 2008 earning ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors and First Team All-America honors by Rivals.com and Scouts.com • Was AP Third Team All-American and honorable mention by Pro Football Weekly and SI.com • Finalist for the Butkus Award, presented annually to the nation’s top linebacker • Quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy • Led the team with 110 tackles and 81 stops, six interceptions, eight pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries • Played for the New York Giants from 2011-18 • Currently broadcasts football games for ACC Network.