CPI Activating ACC Network Sponsorship for Promotion

Charlotte, N.C. – CPI Security is launching a new consumer giveaway promotion this September on the ACC Network game of the week. The CPI Security ACC Championship Giveaway will give fans a chance to win a VIP trip for four people to the 2012 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship game in Charlotte on December 1st. CPI Security’s ACC Championship Giveaway will be promoted on the ACC Network during each telecast and online. CPI is the sponsor of the CPI Security Redzone.

“We are proud to support ACC football and be part of this exciting championship game here in the Queen City a second year in a row,” said Ken Gill, CEO, CPI Security.

Fans may enter the promotion through the official Facebook contest page at cpisecurity.com/acc. The winner will receive round trip travel for four people, hotel accommodations, four game tickets, and a gift package for the 2012 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship game. Official rules and regulations available at cpisecurity.com. No purchase is necessary to enter.

About CPI Security Systems

As the largest privately held security company in the Southeast, CPI Security serves over 90,000 residential and business customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, and provides industry-leading alarm response and emerging technologies in home automation allowing consumers to remotely control lights, appliances and thermostat with the touch of a button. CPI Security Systems Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, NC in a state-of-the-art, UL-listed and 5 Diamond Award facility, was founded by CEO Kenneth J. Gill in 1991 and has branch offices in Raleigh and Greensboro, NC, Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA.   For more information on CPI Security, please visit cpisecurity.com.

About the ACC Network

The ACC Network is the official multimedia platform of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dedicated to delivering live, historical and original content through innovative platforms, the ACC Network is a partnership between the ACC and Raycom Sports. Built over 30 years of broadcast production and multimedia rights, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website. The ACC Network is managed in Charlotte, N.C.  For more, visit ACCNetwork.com.

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Multi-Platinum Selling Group’s Single “Hell or Hallelujah”
Will Kickoff ACC Network Telecasts

Charlotte, N.C. – Legendary multi-platinum group KISS will rock ACC Network telecasts of Atlantic Coast Conference football, it was announced today by Raycom Sports. Through this partnership of rock royalty and premier college football, KISS’ new hit single “Hell or Hallelujah” will set the tone for the kickoff of each week’s syndicated game.

Rock legends KISS is the juggernaut of them all having already broken box office records set by The Beatles and Elvis. Their 40-plus year history includes — 28 U.S. gold albums, the most gold records for any American rock band, 40 million sales in the U.S., and a total exceeding 100 million worldwide.   Their 20th studio album MONSTER will be released October 16,  The band’s first single from  MONSTER, the full-throttle, autobiographical rocker “Hell or Hallelujah,” immediately went #1 on the iTunes rock  charts in the U.S., and numerous countries around the world including Australia, Finland, Norway, Sweden and more.

Rock legends KISS return with Monster, a 12-track, straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll album features collaborations among all four members – including co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer – in an album that shows the band at the top of its game.

“We are honored to have KISS open our ACC football telecasts,” said David Barringer, producer for Raycom Sports. “KISS’ music and college football go hand in hand. They are part of the fabric of America and American culture.  Their pure, high energy music is going to be a great addition to our games.”

KISS leads a star-studded list of performers featured in Raycom football and basketball telecasts over the years, including Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Jason Aldean, Daughtry, Sugarland, Alison Krauss, Chris Brown, Lil’ Mama, T-Pain, David Cook and Ricky Skaggs.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, The ACC Network is the official multi-media platform of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dedicated to delivering live, historical and original content through innovative platforms, the ACC Network is a partnership between the ACC and Raycom Sports.

Built over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website. For more, visit ACCNetwork.com

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current television rightsholder of syndicated ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts. Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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New and longtime sponsors will be featured during season 

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports kicks off coverage of Atlantic Coast Conference Football on the ACC Network this Saturday, September 1, at 12:30 p.m. The University of North Carolina Tar Heels host the Elon University Phoenix in Chapel Hill, N.C. for the ACC Network Game of the Week. Every Saturday at 12:30 p.m., ACC Network broadcasts will be syndicated in 94 markets across 32 states. In addition to airing in the ACC geographic footprint, markets including New York, Cleveland, Denver, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio and Seattle will carry the ACC Network telecasts.

Sponsors for this season include AT&T, BB&T, Food Lion, Geico, Havoline, Ruby Tuesday and Southeast Toyota.  Other advertisers include Allstate, Belk, BMW, Bojangles, Carolina Ford, Carrabba’s, Chevrolet, CPI Security, GMC, Hardee’s, Hyundai, Longhorn, NAPA Auto Parts, Peak, Principal Financial, RAM, and USAA.

“We are very proud to be associated with this stable of great partners for the 2012 ACC football season,” said Jeff Tennant, senior vice president of sales for Raycom Sports. “The ACC has a tradition of excellence that complements our advertisers’ marketing strategies. There is consistency between our partners and the ACC. Several of these companies have relationships with us that span two decades. We are excited to kick off the season with such a strong group.”

The ACC Network is the official multi-media platform of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dedicated to delivering live, historical and original content through innovative platforms, the ACC Network is a partnership between the ACC and Raycom Sports. Built with over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights experience, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website. The ACC Network is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Based in Charlotte, N.C., Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports marketing, event management and production firm. Raycom is the syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts.

Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Ala., owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.       

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ACC Digital Network Kickoff Show and ACC Blitz Powered by RAM
precede ACC Network Game of the Week telecast

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports today announced the Saturday lineup for ACC Network coverage of Atlantic Coast Conference football this season. In addition to a pregame studio show and the game of the week, a new digital studio show will kick off each Saturday of the season.

Beginning at 11:00 a.m., “ACC Kickoff Live” will air exclusively on the ACC Digital Network. Led by ACCDN host Jeff Fischel, ACC football experts Dorsey Levens and Riley Skinner prepare fans for all the day’s games with breakdowns, predictions, and answers to online fan questions.

 At noon, the ACC Network syndicated studio show, “ACC Blitz Powered by RAM,” will complement coverage of Atlantic Coast Conference Football on the ACC Network. Hosted by Tom Werme and two-time ACC Coach of the Year Tommy Bowden, Blitz gives fans a preview around the ACC and pregame analysis.

The ACC Network Game of the Week then kicks off at 12:30 p.m., syndicated to 94 markets across 32 states. In addition to the ACC geographic footprint, games will air in cities including New York, Cleveland, Denver, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio and Seattle. 

The ACC Network is the official multi-media platform of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dedicated to delivering live, historical and original content through innovative platforms, the ACC Network is a partnership between the ACC and Raycom Sports. Built with over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights experience, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website. The ACC Network is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The ACC Digital Network (ACCDN) is a joint venture between Raycom Sports, a long-time television producer and partner of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and digital media firm Silver Chalice. The television-quality, cross-platform digital video network covers the spectrum of one of the nation’s top intercollegiate athletic conferences, featuring both live programming and original content throughout the entire year.

Based in Charlotte, N.C., Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports marketing, event management and production firm. Raycom is the syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts. Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Ala., owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.       

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ACC Road Trip Driven by Chevy Begins Fourth Season
of Bringing Excitement of ACC Football Experiences to Fans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Raycom Sports announced today that Chevrolet has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the award-winning ACC Road Trip. Beginning Saturday, September 1st, the ACC Road Trip Driven by Chevy will tour around the ACC with cameras to capture the pageantry of college football with a focus on fun-filled gameday activities. The segments will be featured during the ACC Network studio show, ACC Blitz, beginning September 8th. They are also available on the web at www.theacc.com/roadtrip.

“We are very pleased to announce that Chevrolet has become our partner for ACC Road Trip Driven by Chevy,” said Jimmy Rayburn, Chief Operating Officer of Raycom Sports. “ACC Road Trip has become a very popular series with the fans, and we are excited to move forward this season with Chevrolet as the presenting sponsor.”

“We think the ACC Road Trip is a great fit for Chevrolet and we’re looking forward to integrating our family of Chevrolet vehicles into the program,” said Tom Gilbert, Chevrolet Regional Marketing Manager. “We want to give fans a chance to experience the ACC “game day” excitement first-hand, through the front seat of a Chevrolet.”

ACC Road Trip takes fans to a different ACC game to take in the entire “game day” experience, as they check out the campus hot spots, local restaurants and best tailgate adventures. Plus, host Tommy Kane takes a unique, up-close and often comical look into the pageantry and game day traditions that makes ACC football so great.

From rubbing Howard’s Rock and running the hill with the Clemson Tigers, becoming a “glitter guy” at Florida State, streaking “The Lawn” at UVA, and camping out overnight with the Cameron Crazies, Kane has taken the cameras with him to share the ACC experience with fans everywhere.

ACC Road Trip has been honored in the past with two Emmy Awards and several Telly Awards, while host Tommy Kane received an Official Honoree Award for Best Reality/Variety Host in the 2010 Webby Awards.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2023. Raycom’s parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states. 

In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.

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ACC Blitz Presented by Ram Trucks Kicks Off Second Season on September 1st

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports today announced that the Ram Truck brand has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the college football studio show on the ACC Network. The “ACC Blitz presented by Ram Trucks” will complement coverage of Atlantic Coast Conference Football on the ACC Network this fall. Airing at noon every Saturday of the college football season, the show is hosted by Tom Werme and Tommy Bowden.

“We are proud to continue our support of the ACC games through our sponsorship of ACC Blitz,” said Al Gardner, Director – Southeast Business Center, Chrysler Group LLC. “ACC fans share the same winning spirit and guts and glory attitude as our Ram trucks.”

“We are very excited to have Ram as the presenting sponsor for ACC Blitz,” said Jimmy Rayburn, chief operating officer for Raycom Sports. “The studio show has been a great addition to the ACC Network coverage. We feel that having a partner such as the Ram Truck brand builds upon the momentum from last season for the ACC Blitz presented by Ram Trucks. And it also gives fans a unique view of the Conference each week leading into our ACC Network telecasts.”

The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer. Ram increases the capabilities of its hardest-working trucks – the Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks – and adds a new Ram Cargo Van, which expands Ram’s reach into the Class 1 segment.

The new 2013 Ram 1500 with best-in-class fuel economy and current model Ram 2500 / 3500 Heavy Duty pickups include a variety of safety, fuel efficiency and convenience features. Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing substantially in new products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their capabilities.

The ACC Network is the official multi-media platform of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dedicated to delivering live, historical and original content through innovative platforms, the ACC Network is a partnership between the ACC and Raycom Sports. Built with over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights experience, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website. The ACC Network is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Based in Charlotte, N.C., Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports marketing, event management and production firm. Raycom is the syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts.

Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Ala., owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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Syndicated program will preview the upcoming ACC football season

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports will preview the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference football season this weekend with the ACC Network Kickoff Special, hosted by Tom Werme and Tommy Bowden.

Werme and Bowden, hosts of the ACC Blitz studio show every Saturday at noon preceding the ACC Network game of the week, break down each school’s strengths, weaknesses, schedule and key players.

ACC Network announcers Steve Martin and Dave Archer give their preseason projections for each team’s finish and possible postseason impact on the national title picture.

In addition, ACC Digital Network analyst and former Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner highlights the depth and talent at the QB position this season and gives his ranking of the best in the ACC.

For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit RaycomSports.com.

Built over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website. For more, visit ACCNetwork.com

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current television rightsholder of syndicated ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts. Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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Havoline Football Saturdays in the South Spotlights
Florida Heisman Trophy Winner Danny Wuerffel, FSU’s Hall of Famer Ron Simmons, Duke’s Humanitarian Visit to Ethiopia and Road Trip Gets Glittered

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports’ multi-Emmy Award-winning summer television series, “Havoline Football Saturdays in the South,” concludes its ninth season this weekend.  The series, hosted by Tim Brando, is syndicated in 77 markets throughout the country.

This week’s show features Florida quarterback and 1996 Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel, as he reflects back on his time in Gainesville, including winning the 1996 National Championship. And learn about his work at Desire Street Ministries, a non-profit faith-based organization focusing on spiritual and community development around the Southeast.

We also spend time with Florida State legend Ron Simmons. One of only three Seminole players to have their number retired, Simmons was an All-American guard who was later voted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Simmons, though, is also known as a Hall of Fame professional wrestler. See how his career path took him from the gridiron to the ring, where he went on to become the first African-American heavyweight champion.

Then visit with the Duke offensive line who traveled to Ethiopia this spring on a service trip.  The players helped drill freshwater wells for a town whose people had to walk miles for water.  Hear how the teammates bonded during their trip, while visiting orphanages and spending time with local children.

Finally, Tommy Kane and the Road Trip crew visit with the Garnet and Gold Glitter Guys at Florida State. Learn the history behind their unique way of rooting on the Seminoles, as Tommy joins them for gameday.

For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit http://www.raycomsports.com/football-saturdays-in-the-south/.

Based in Charlotte, Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports marketing, event management and production firm. Raycom is the syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts.

Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, AL, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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Read release on theACC.com

College Hall of Famers Ted Hendricks of Miami and Mike McGee of Duke;  ACC Players-of-the-Year Frank Quayle of Virginia and Torry Holt of NC State Headline 2012 Class

Greensboro, N.C. (theACC.com)—Led by two members of the College Football Hall of Fame in former Miami defensive end Ted Hendricks (Miami Springs, Fla.) and former Duke guard Mike McGee (Elizabeth City, N.C.) and former ACC Players of the Year Frank Quayle (Garden City, N.Y.) of Virginia and Torry Holt (Gibsonville, N.C.) of NC State, the ACC Monday announced its Class of 2012 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game Legends.

The Legends will be honored at this year’s Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game weekend. They will be honored at the ACC Night of Legends sponsored by the Belk Bowl on Friday, Nov. 30, and on Dec. 1, during ceremonies at Bank of America Stadium for the 8th Annual Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship, which will be nationally televised with either a 7:45 pm (ESPN) or 8 p.m. (ABC) kickoff.

The group of 12 former gridiron standouts from current ACC schools includes three former ACC Football Players of the Year, six consensus first-team All-Americas, seven first-team All-Americas, and 10 players who combined for 84 years in the National Football League. Eleven of the Legends were drafted into the NFL, including eight first- or second-round draft choices.

A total of six of the 12 honorees were members of the ACC’s 50th Anniversary team which selected the league’s Top 50 players of its first 50 years in 2003.

Two of the honorees, McGee (1960) and Quayle (1969), were also named the winner of the ACC’s McKevlin Award which is presented annually to the Conference’s top overall athlete.

In all, the collection of players combined for three national championships, six ACC Championships, 10 NFL Super Bowl appearances and nine NFL Super Bowl titles.

Joining this quartet are Boston College offensive guard Bob Hyland (White Plains, N.Y.), the Eagles first lineman to be taken in the first round of the NFL Draft; Clemson tight end Bennie Cunningham (Seneca, S.C.), a consensus first-team All-America for the Tigers in 1974; Florida State linebacker Sam Cowart (Jacksonville, Fla.), a consensus first-team All-America for the Seminoles in 1997; and Georgia Tech safety Ken Swilling (Toccoa, Ga.), a consensus first-team All-America for the Jackets’ 1990 National Championship team.

Hanulak (Hackensack, N.J.), an All-America running back off the Terrapins’ 1953 National Champions; North Carolina’s Dre’ Bly (Chesapeake, Va.), a two-time consensus first-team All-America and one of the top cover cornerbacks in league history; Virginia Tech defensive back Pierson Prioleau (Alvin, S.C.), an All-America defensive back for the Hokies in the late 1990s and Wake Forest’s Ed Stetz (Johnstown, Pa.), two-time All-ACC linebacker and defensive stalwart for the Demon Deacons’ 1970 ACC Championship team.

Hendricks (1966-68), known as the “Mad Stork” for his tall (6-7), angular build and his dominating defensive play, started three seasons at defensive end for the Miami Hurricanes under coach Charlie Tate. A three-time All-America for the Hurricanes, he earned consensus, first-team All-America honors in 1967 and 1968, and led Miami to a 20-11-1 record. He ended his collegiate career as Miami’s all-time leading tackler with 318 hits in 1968. That year, he was named UPI National Lineman of the Year and finished 5th in the Heisman Trophy balloting. He went on to a spectacular 15-year NFL career as an outside linebacker playing in 215 consecutive games with the Baltimore Colts, Green Bay Packers, Oakland and L.A Raiders. During his time in the NFL, he helped lead his teams to four Super Bowl championships, was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, four times selected as an All-Pro and five times named second-team All-Pro. He was inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1987 and was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990. He was named to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time team and to the NFL’s All-Decade team of the 1970’s. He was inducted into the University of Miami Hall of Fame in 1980, to its Ring of Honor in 1997 and had his jersey number—number 89—retired, also in 1997. His philanthropic foundation—The Ted Hendricks Foundation–with goals aimed at providing assistance to local and national charities through awards, grants and scholarship programs aimed at recreational, health and educational programs for both youth and seniors, also sponsors the Ted Hendricks Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top defensive end, but which also considers in the selection process academic and community excellence. Originally a native of Guatemala, he grew up in Miami Springs, Fla., and now lives in suburban Chicago, Ill.

McGee (1957-59) was a tenacious two-way guard for the standout Duke teams of the late 1950’s under head coach Bill Murray. In 1959, he became the first ACC player to be honored with the Outland Trophy, which is presented annually to the nation’s top interior lineman. That year, he was also voted the McKevlin Award, as the ACC’s top overall athlete in any sport. He was also named the ACC Football Player of the Year and was a first-team All-America selection by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Time and Look Magazines. The 14th overall selection of the 1960 NFL Draft, he played three seasons in the National Football League with the St. Louis Cardinals. He then began a career in coaching and served eight seasons (1971-78) as Duke’s head coach. His 37 wins for the Blue Devils is the third-most for a coach in Duke football history. After leaving Duke, he began a successful 25-year career in athletics administration serving as director of athletics at Cincinnati (1979-84), Southern California (1984-93) and South Carolina (1993-2005). While at Southern California in 1989, McGee founded the well-regarded Sports Management Institute (SMI) to create a highly-academic, graduate-level business program for athletic administrators. Inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame as a player in 1990, he was later named to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Hall of Fame for his administrative skills in 2010. Born in Washington, D.C., he grew up in Elizabeth City, N. C., and now lives in Montrose, Col.

Quayle (1966-68), one of the top running backs in Virginia history, set more than 20 ACC offensive records in his three seasons in Charlottesville including, at the time, the single-season rushing mark of 1,213 yards in 1968. That year, he was named the ACC Football Player of the Year and, as also a standout in lacrosse, the ACC’s Athlete of the Year and winner of the McKevlin Award. His impressive 6.93 per-carry average in 1968 is still the third-best per-carry mark by an ACC back with over 1,000 or more yards in a single season. Quayle led the nation in 1966 in all-purpose yardage and he still holds the ACC all-purpose career per-game record (166.0). Quayle still ranks 16th on the ACC’s career rushing yards-per-game list, 10th in ACC career all-purpose yardage (4,981) and is 7th on the Virginia career rushing list with 2,695 yards. A two-time, first-team All-ACC honoree (1967-68), he also earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in lacrosse (1967). He was selected in the 5th round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos and played one season in the NFL. He returned to Charlottesville in 1973 and began an ultra-successful career in real estate. His jersey number—24—is one of just six numbers retired at Virginia. He recently retired after 29 years as the radio football analyst on the Virginia Sports Network. Originally a native of Garden City, N.Y., he currently lives in Charlottesville, Va.

Holt (1995-98), one of the top receivers in ACC history, was named ACC Football Player of the Year in 1998 after setting league single-season records of 88 pass receptions and 1,604 receiving yards in just 11 games. Holt’s record of 1,604 receiving yards still stands as the ACC’s single-season record and his per-game average for that year (145.8) is still the 8th-best mark in NCAA FBS history. A two-time first-team All-ACC selection for head coach Mike O’Cain, his average of 8.0 receptions per game is an ACC single-season mark and his total of 88 catches that year is still the 2nd-best in league history. In 1997, he set an ACC single-game record for most touchdown catches, making 5 against third-ranked Florida State. A consensus All-America in 1998, he ranks 2nd on the ACC’s career receiving yardage list with 3,379 yards. A first-round selection and the 6th overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams, Holt played 11 seasons in the NFL, 10 of those with the Rams. He was named to the Pro Bowl seven times and twice (2003, 2006) was named All-Pro, making 920 catches for 13,382 yards and 74 TDs. He holds NFL records for most consecutive seasons with 1,300 or more yards (6), most consecutive seasons with 90 or more catches (6). While with the Rams, he was a member of two Super Bowl teams, including helping the Rams to the championship of Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000 in which he set NFL Super Bowl rookie records for most catches (7) and receiving yards (109). A native of Gibsonville, N.C., he currently resides in Raleigh, N.C.

Hyland (1964-66) lettered three consecutive years for Boston College for head coach Jim Miller at center and offensive guard. He helped lead BC to a three-year 16-13 record and earned an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game in San Francisco. Selected in the first round and as the ninth overall pick of the 1967 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers and their legendary coach Vince Lombardi, he became the first Eagle offensive lineman to be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft. He played 11 years in the National Football League, the first three seasons with Green Bay, and saw action in Super Bowl II. He then played one year for the Chicago Bears (1970), five with the New York Giants (1971-75), returned to Green Bay for one year (1976) before finishing his career with the New England Patriots (1977). He was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Hall of Fame in 1988. A native of White Plains, N.Y., he currently resides in his hometown.

Cunningham (1973-75) was the prototypical tight end for the Clemson football teams of coach Red Parker during the middle 1970s. He lettered three straight years for the Tigers, leading the team in pass receptions in 1973 and 1974. He was named first-team All-ACC in 1974 and 1975. A two-time first-team All-America, he earned consensus All-America honors in 1974. He completed his Clemson career with 64 receptions for 1,044 yards and 17 TDs. The 28th overall selection in the first round of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he played in the NFL for 10 seasons, all with the Steelers. He completed his professional career with 202 receptions for 2,879 yards and 20 touchdowns. In 1984 he was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame. In 2003, Cunningham was the only tight end chosen to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team in 2003, as one of the Top 50 players in league history. He was also the recipient of Clemson’s Frank Howard Award for 1974-75, as the top student-athlete who brought honor to Clemson. A native of Seneca, S.C., he currently resides in Westminster, S.C.

Cowart (1993-97) was a hard-hitting linebacker who played on four ACC Championship teams for coach Bobby Bowden at Florida State and was a key reserve on the Seminoles 1993 National Championship squad. He led FSU in tackles as a junior in 1995 (115) and as a senior in 1997 (116) after sitting out the 1996 season with a knee injury. In 1997, he was named a consensus first-team All-America, was a finalist for both the Butkus Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and was named National Defensive Player of the Year by the Football News. The 1997 Florida State defense set a school record in rushing defense, allowing just 1.5 yards per rush. That year, Cowart was also honored as the winner of the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award for Courage. The 39th selection in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, Cowart went on to an eight-year NFL career with Buffalo, the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings. He started 87 NFL games, playing in 100, and made 715 career tackles. He was named All-Pro and to the Pro Bowl after the 2000 season. He was inducted into the Florida State Hall of Fame in 2011. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., he currently lives in his hometown.

Swilling (1988-91) a hard-hitting safety and one of the leaders of Georgia Tech’s 1990 National Championship team, lettered for years for head coach Bobby Ross. A 3rd-team All-America as a sophomore in 1989, he earned consensus first-team All-America honors in 1990 as the Jackets were named national champions by the UPI Coaches poll. A two-time first-team All-ACC selection (1989-1990), he keyed Tech’s defense from his free safety position and led the ACC in pass interceptions with five in 1990. He led Tech to a 16-game non-losing streak, including a stretch in the 1989 and 1990 seasons where the Jackets won 18 of 20 games. He completed his career with 13 career interceptions, returning them for 239 yards, including two for touchdowns. The 13 picks are tied for the 5th-best total for a Tech player. As a sophomore in 1989, he became the first ACC player to return an intercepted conversion attempt—a 99-yard return versus Duke–for a two-point defensive conversion. That same year he had interception returns for TDs of 72 and 95 yards. He finished his career with 267 tackles, the second-highest total by a defensive back in Tech history. A seventh-round selection in the 1991 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, he played one season in the NFL with Cleveland. He was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary team in 2003 and was inducted into the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. A native of Toccoa, Ga., he currently resides in Atlanta.

Hanulak (1951-53), one of the most explosive runners of his era, set an ACC single-season record for highest per-carry rushing average in the league’s first season in 1953 that still stands today. Hanulak averaged 9.78 yards per carry (minimum of 65.0 yards per game) that year in leading Maryland to a 10-1 record and the Terps first National Championship (both AP and UPI) in football. Nicknamed “Chet the Jet” for his outstanding speed, Hanulak led the ACC in rushing in 1953 with 753 yards in his only season in the league. He still holds the Terrapin record for career yards per carry (8.13) and ranks 20th on the Terps career rushing list with 1,544 yards. A three-time letterman for Maryland (1951-52-53), he earned second-team All-America (International News Service) and first-team All-ACC honors in 1953. The 24th overall selection in the second round of the 1954 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, he played two seasons in the NFL with Cleveland in 1954 and 1957. A two sport (baseball) standout for the Terps, he was inducted into the Maryland Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. A native of Hackensack, N.J., he currently resides in Salisbury, Md.

Bly (1996-98) is the only player in North Carolina history to be named a three-time, first-team All-America. He was a first-team All-America as a redshirt freshman in 1996 (AP, Walter Camp) and earned consensus All-America honors in 1997 and 1998 for head coaches Mack Brown (1996-97) and Carl Torbush (1998). One of the best cover corners in ACC history, Bly led the nation and set an ACC single-season record with 11 interceptions in his freshman season of 1996. The record stood until this past season when NC State’s David Amerson topped it. He still shares, with Amerson, the ACC mark for most interceptions per game in a season (1.00) and his 20 career interceptions, at the time an ACC record, still ranks second on the ACC career list. A three-time letterman, he helped lead the Tar Heels to a 28-8 mark during his time in Chapel Hill. A three-time first-team All-ACC selection, Bly was the 41st overall selection in the second round of the 1999 NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams. He went on to an 11-year NFL career with St. Louis, Detroit, Denver and San Francisco. While with St. Louis, he helped the Rams to win Super Bowl XXXIV and reach Super Bowl XXXVI. He was twice named to the NFL’s Pro Bowl (2003, 2004) and earned All-Pro honors in 2003. In his 11 years in the NFL, he totaled 419 tackles and 43 career interceptions. In 2003, he was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Football team. A native of Chesapeake, Va., he currently resides in Charlotte, N.C.

Prioleau (1995-98) was one of the leaders of the salty Virginia Tech defenses of the mid-to-late1990s. He lettered four times for head coach Frank Beamer, helping Tech to a 26-12 four-year record that included four consecutive bowl games. A three-year starter, he totaled 237 career tackles and had two returns for touchdowns. He was named first-team All-Big East in 1997 and earned third-team All-America honors (The Sporting News) that year. As a senior, he led a defense that led the Big East in scoring defense, allowing just 12.9 points per game. A fourth-round selection of the San Francisco 49ers in the 1999 NFL Draft, Prioleau played 12 seasons in the National Football League for San Francisco, Buffalo, Washington, Jacksonville and New Orleans. He was a member of the Saints’ championship team in Super Bowl XLIV. Prioleau was also a first cousin of former ACC Legend and Georgia Tech All-America Joe Hamilton. A native of Alvin, S.C., he currently lives in Radford, Va.

Stetz (1969-71) was one of the most productive linebackers in Wake Forest history and, pound-for-pound, one of the most prolific tacklers in ACC lore. Stetz set single-season school records for the Deacons in career tackles (460), single-season tackles (203) and career solo tackles (271), despite a playing weight of just over 200 pounds. When Stetz completed his career in 1971, the 460 tackles were also an ACC career record. The lynchpin of Wake defenses of 1969, 1970 and 1971, he helped the Deacons to their first ACC football title in 1970 for head coach Cal Stoll. He still ranks 16th on the ACC career tackle list and also holds the Wake Forest single-game record for tackles with 29 hits against Clemson in 1971, as well as the season mark for tackles per game of 18.5 in 1971. He was twice named first-team All-ACC in 1970 and 1971 and played in the Blue-Gray All-Star game. A native of Johnstown, Pa., he currently resides in his hometown.