Werner Named ACC Def. Player of the Year

By: AP
By: AP

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd is the Atlantic Coast Conference's overall and offensive player of the year, and Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner is the league's top defensive player.

The league released its players of the year Wednesday.

Werner had 27 votes for the defensive award and teammate Tank Carradine had nine. The senior our of Berlin, Germany had 38 tackles with 18 of them behind the line of scrimmage. That doesn't count the 13 sacks he racked up, which tied Jadaveon Clowney of South Carolina for the nation's lead.

Boyd won both of his awards by one vote over North Carolina running back Gio Bernard. Boyd received 20 of a possible 46 votes from members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association while Bernard had 19. Boyd had 22 votes for the offensive award to Bernard's 21.

Boyd averaged nearly 337 total yards per game and led the league with a pass-efficiency rating of 168.5 with a school-record 34 touchdown passes while operating the league's top offense.


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