June 1, 2011
– Phil Steele announced his 2011 Preseason Awards and several Florida State players litter Preseason All-ACC Teams and All-America teams.
Leading the way as Phil Steele Preseason All-Americans are junior defensive end Brandon Jenkins (first team), senior linebacker Nigel Bradham (third team), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (third team), punt returner Greg Reid (third team), kicker Dustin Hopkins (third team) and left tackle Andrew Datko (fourth team).
Seven Seminoles earned Preseason All-ACC honors led by quarterback EJ Manuel, Datko, Jenkins, Bradham, Rhodes, Hopkins and punter Shawn Powell.
Second team Preseason All-ACC honors went to wide receiver Willie Haulstead, right tackle Zebrie Sanders, defensive tackle Jacobbi McDaniel and cornerback Greg Reid. Running back Chris Thompson and Reid as a kick and punt returner was selected to the third team while wide receiver Bert Reed, defensive end Tank Carradine and linebacker Christian Jones earned fourth team All-ACC recognition.