June 25, 2009 - by
Hudson, McMahon Both Receive High Preseason Praise from Phil Steele

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State guard Rodney Hudson has been named a Preseason Third-Team All-American and ACC Second-Team pick and center Ryan McMahon has been named an ACC First-Team selection by Phil Steele.


Steele also ranks Hudson as the nation’s fifth-best draft-eligible guard.


The credit marks the second preseason honor for Hudson as the Mobile, Ala. native was named a Preseason First-Team All-American by NationalChamps.net in April. McMahon has also already been placed on the Spring Watch List for the Rimington Award– an annual honor given to college football’s top center.


Hudson and McMahon enter the 2009 season as the anchors of a Seminole offensive line that is expected to not only be one of the best units in the Atlantic Coast Conference but in the country as well.


In addition to FSU’s two star offensive linemen, sophomore tackle Andrew Datko and redshirt sophomore receiver Bert Reed both made the ACC Third-Team and redshirt junior quarterback Christian Ponder was placed on the ACC Fourth-Team.


Defensively, linebackers Nigel Bradham and Dekoda Watson earned ACC Second- and Fourth-Team selections, respectively.


Senior cornerback Patrick Robinson was also recognized, as Steele pegged him as the 10th-best draft-eligible defensive back in all of college football.


Steele, whose annual college football preview magazine hits newsstands each summer, recognized Florida State as the No. 34-ranked team in his Preseason Top 40 Poll. He ranked FSU even higher in his Power Poll, as talent-wise Steele considers the Seminoles to be the country’s No. 24-ranked squad.


According to Steele, FSU will play college football’s second-toughest schedule.


Each year Steele also ranks the top 500 incoming freshmen and new Seminoles Jacobbi McDaniel, Dustin Hopkins and Greg Reid were all given very high marks on that list. McDaniel was listed as the No. 1 defensive lineman, Hopkins the No. 1 kicker/punter and Reid the No. 9 defensive back amongst first-year players in the entire nation.


Preseason ACC First-Team


QB Russell Wilson, NC State

RB Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech

RB Da’Rel Scott, Maryland

WR Aldarius Johnson, Miami

WR Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech

WR Jacoby Ford, Clemson

TE Greg Boone, Virginia Tech

C Ryan McMahon, Florida State

OG Thomas Austin, Clemson

OG Sergio Render, Virginia Tech

OT Jason Fox, Miami

OT Anthony Castonzo, Boston College

DE Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech

DT Boo Robinson, Wake Forest

DT Vince Ohgobasse, Duke

DE Jason Worilds, Virginia Tech

LB Nate Irving, NC State

LB Mark Herzlich, Boston College

LB Alex Wujciak, Maryland

LB Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina

CB Ras-I Dowling, Virginia

CB Kendric Burney, North Carolina

SS Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech

FS Deunta Williams, North Carolina

K Matt Bosher, Miami

P Travis Baltz, Maryland

KR Torrey Smith, Maryland

PR Travis Benjamin, Miami

Preseason ACC Second-Team


QB Riley Skinner, Wake Forest

RB Darren Evans, Virginia Tech
RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson

WR Owen Spencer, NC State

WR Rich Gunnell, Boston College

WR Greg Little, North Carolina

TE George Bryan, NC State

C Matt Tennant, Boston College

OG Rodney Hudson, Florida State

OG Orlando Franklin, Miami

OT Ed Wang, Virginia Tech

OT Will Barker, Virginia

DE Willie Young, NC State

DT Marcus Forston, Miami

DT Marvin Austin, North Carolina

DE Ricky Sapp, Clemson

LB Nigel Bradham, Florida State

LB Sean Spence, Miami

LB Vincent Rey, Duke

LB Cam Martin, Virginia Tech

CB Chris Chancellor, Clemson

CB DeAndre Morgan, NC State

SS Catron Gainey, Duke

FS Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech

K Nick Maggio, Duke

P Brent Bowden, Virginia Tech

KR C.J. Spiller, Clemson

PR Vic Hall, Virginia

Preseason ACC Third-Team


QB Thaddeus Lewis, Duke

RB Josh Adams, Wake Forest

RB Shaun Draughn, North Carolina

WR Bert Reed, Florida State

WR Torrey Smith, Maryland

WR Jarrett Boykin, Virginia Tech

TE Brett Huffman, Duke

OG Cord Howard, Georgia Tech

OG Thomas Claiborne, Boston College

OT Andrew Datko, Florida State

OT Kyle Jolly, North Carolina

DE Alex Albright, Boston College

DT Alan-Michael Cash, NC State

DT John Graves, Virginia Tech

DE Robert Quinn, North Carolina

LB Kavell Connor, Clemson

LB Cody Grimm, Virginia Tech

LB Colin McCarthy, Miami

LB Mike McLaughlin, Boston College

CB Stephen Virgil, Virginia Tech

CB Crezdon Butler, Clemson

SS Dorian Porch, Virginia Tech

FS Wes Davis, Boston College

K Matt Waldron, Virginia Tech

P Matt Bosher, Miami

KR T.J. Graham, NC State

PR C.J. Spiller


Preseason ACC Fourth-Team


QB Christian Ponder, Florida State

RB Graig Cooper, Miami

RB Montel Harris, Boston College

WR Johnny Williams, Duke

WR Jarvis Williams, NC State

WR Marshall Williams, Wake Forest

TE Lansford Watson, Maryland

OG Ted Larsen, NC State

C Mason Cloy, Clemson

OG Chris DeGeare, Wake Forest

OT Kyle Hill, Duke

OT Joe Birdsong, Wake Forest

DE Eric Moncur, Miami

DT Jarvis Jenkins, Clemson

DT Cam Thomas, North Carolina

DE Jim Ramella, Boston College

LB Dekoda Watson, Florida State

LB Ray Michel, NC State

LB Brad Jefferson, Georgia Tech

LB Bruce Carter, North Carolina

CB Anthony Wiseman, Maryland

CB Vic hall, Virginia

SS Ryan Hill, Miami

FS Terrell Skinner, Maryland

K Josh Czajkowski, NC State

P Kevin Jones, Duke

KR Johnny White, North Carolina

PR Rich Gunnell, Boston College

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