Originally created 12/01/99

Hamilton named to All-ACC team



RALEIGH, N.C. -- Offensive record-setters Joe Hamilton of Georgia Tech and Thomas Jones of Virginia topped The Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team for 1999 that included nine players from No. 1 Florida State.

Hamilton and Jones were the only unanimous selections to the team voted on by 69 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association.

Former Aiken High School standout Jamal Reynolds, now playing as a defensive lineman for unbeaten Florida State, was named second-team all-conference.

Hamilton, a 5-foot-10, 189-pound quarterback, concluded his career No. 1 on the ACC's all-time total offense list with 10,640 yards and fourth on the league's career passing chart with 8,882 yards. He also finished as the league's all-time leader in touchdown passes with 65 and tied for first in touchdown responsibility at 83.

This season, Hamilton also set the ACC's single-season mark with 3,794 yards of total offense.

Meanwhile, Jones rushed for 1,798 of Virginia's 2,106 yards to break a 29-year-old league record for single-season rushing yards. North Carolina's Dan McCauley set the previous record of 1,720 yards.

Maryland's LaMont Jordan joined Jones in the backfield of the All-ACC team. The junior's 1,632 yards were the third-best mark in league history. Jordan also is the first Maryland running back named to the first team since Charlie Wysocki in 1980.

The top-ranked Seminoles, who won their eighth straight ACC title with an 8-0 league record, placed four players on the offensive team and four on defense. Peter Warrick, who made the team as a wide receiver, was also named as the first-team specialist.

Florida State had seven players on the team in 1998.

Warrick caught 71 passes in nine games for 934 yards and eight touchdowns. The senior also averaged 12.6 yards a punt return, including one touchdown.

Also named from Florida State on offense were lineman Tarlos Thomas and Jason Whitaker and place-kicker Sebastian Janikowski, who led the nation in field goals per game.

Linemen Corey Simon and Jerry Johnson made the defensive team for the Seminoles, along with linebacker Tommy Polley and defensive back Mario Edwards.

The rest of the offensive team included wide receiver Kelly Campbell of Georgia Tech, tight end Alge Crumpler of North Carolina, tackle Jon Carman of Georgia Tech, and guard Noel LaMontagne and center John St. Clair, both of Virginia.

Chris Combs of Duke and Delbert Cowsette of Maryland were named as defensive linemen, while Keith Adams of Clemson and Dustin Lyman of Wake Forest rounded out the linebacking corps.

Campbell and Adams were the only sophomores on the first team. Adams led the nation with 176 tackles and established an all-time ACC single season record with 33 tackles for loss.

The defensive backs included Robert Carswell of Clemson, Lloyd Harrison of N.C. State and Lewis Sanders of Maryland.

Brian Schmitz of North Carolina was picked as punter. The senior set the single-season ACC record by averaging 47.5 yards on 71 punts.