Fox - an Outland Trophy candidate – has started 36 games in his career and is entering his third season as UM's full-time starting left tackle. Last season, he led the ‘Canes in grading out at 97% for the year.
Bosher is coming off a sophomore season in which he converted 18-of-20 field goal attempts en route to becoming a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, given annually to the nation’s top kicker. Bosher led UM and ranked second in the ACC in scoring last season with 94 points.
In all, 17 players who earned first or second-team or honorable mention All-ACC honors in 2008 were chosen for the 2009 preseason team, including 2009 first-team honorees Russell Wilson, Jonathan Dwyer, C.J. Spiller (as specialist), Rodney Hudson and Travis Baltz.
Nine members of the 2009 preseason team earned second team All-ACC honors last year including Bosher (who actually earned second-team All-ACC as a punter and placekicker), Spiller (as a running back), Jason Worilds, Morgan Burnett, Anthony Castonzo, Sergio Render, Alex Wujciak, Ras-I-Dowling and Kendric Burney. The 2008 honorable mention All-ACC selections were Vince Oghobaase, Matt Tennant and Willie Young.
As a team, Miami was selected by media members to finish fourth in the league’s Coastal Division, garnering 282 points. Virginia Tech (78 first place votes) was selected as the Coastal Division champion with 512 points while Florida State (56 first place votes) was picked as the Atlantic Division winner with 479 points.
The Hokies were picked to win the league’s championship game with 69 votes while Georgia Tech’s Jonathan Dwyer was chosen as the preseason player of the year with 39 votes.
ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON FOOTBALL TEAM
In 2008 otherwise noted
2008 1st-team All-ACC, ACC Rookie of the Year
2008 ACC Player of the Year,2009 Pre-Season Player of the Year
Needs 921 all-purpose yards for ACC record
Had more than half of Tech's catches
2nd among active ACC players in yards, catches
22 catches for 278 yards
Graded out at 97% for the year
2008 second-team All-ACC
2008 second-team All-ACC, 39 career starts
Named to 2009 Lombardi Trophy watch list
On 2009 watch list for Rimington Trophy
Made 18-of-20 FGAs; 2008 2nd Team All-ACC
In 2008 otherwise noted
Recorded 18.5 tackles for loss, 2008 2nd-team All-ACC
Credited with 65 QB pressures in his career
Lott Trophy finalist has started 36 straight games
Interception return for a TD and blocked PAT
28 tackles in final four regular-season games
Led the nation in unassisted tackles (87)
13th nationally in total tackles (10.2 per game)
T-11 nationally in passes defended per game (1.27)
Credited with 78 tackles
Preseason All-American by 3 sources
2 fumble recoveries, 2 INT
Led ACC in punting average (41.1)
Specialist: C.J. Spiller, Clemson