Six Panthers Earn All-ACC Honors

Pitt's representatives on the All-ACC team include Aaron Donald (first team), Tyler Boyd (second team), Devin Street (third team), and honorable mention selections Jason Hendricks, Ray Vinopal and Matt Rotheram.

Aaron Donald headlined six players named to the 2013 All-ACC team, as voted on by the ACSMA (Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

Donald is joined by second-teamer Tyler Boyd, third-teamer Devin Street and honorable mention selections Jason Hendricks, Ray Vinopal and Matt Rotheram.

Donald is also a finalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Outland Trophy and the Rotary Lombardi Award. He was twice named ACC Defensive Player of the Week. He led the nation with 2.2 tackles for loss per game, and is college football's active leader wtih 28.5 career sacks.

Boyd was a pleasant addition to the Pitt offense this year. He led the Panthers with 77 catches and 1,001 receiving yards. He surpassed Larry Fitzgerald's record of 69 receptions for a freshman.

Despite missing two games due to injury, Street had his best season in a Pitt uniform with 51 catches for 854 yards and seven touchdowns. He has 202 career receptions, and ranks third all-time with 2,901 career receiving yards.

Hendricks finishes as Pitt's leading tackler for a second year in a row, with 75. He is Pitt's active leader wtih six career interceptions.

Vinopal, in his first full-season as a starter, led the team with three interceptions. He finished third on the team with 72 tackles. Vinopal was also named ACC Defensive Back of the Week following two interceptions and a forced fumble in a win over Notre Dame.

Rotheram started all 12 games at right guard this season, after moving in from right tackle. With one year of eligibility left, Rotheram has 27 career starts.

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