Terrapins LB Tate Named to Preseason All-ACC Team

July 27, 2011 | WNST Staff

Senior LB was a 2010 first team All-ACC selection at safety


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland senior linebacker Kenny Tate has been selected to the 2011 Preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team, the league announced Wednesday.


Voting for the 25-man team was conducted by media in attendance at the ACC Football Kickoff, which was held July 24-25 in Pinehurst, N.C.


Tate, a 2010 first team All-ACC selection at safety, moved to linebacker prior to spring practice. The Forestville, Md., native led the team with 58 solo tackles last season and ranked second with 100 total, becoming the first Maryland defensive back to reach 100 tackles since Tony Jackson in 2000.


Starting all 13 games a year ago, Tate also added 8.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. In his career, Tate has made 162 tackles and five interceptions, marks that are first on the team among returning players.


A consensus preseason all-conference selection, Tate is on watch lists for the Lott Trophy, the Bronco Nagurski Trophy, the Bednarik Award and the Butkus Award.


To view the entire 2011 Preseason All-ACC football team, click here.


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