Florida State's performance in its 34-31 win over Auburn gave the Seminoles their first national title since 1999 -- and also landed four players on ESPN.com's All-Bowl team.
The ACC delivered when it mattered most this year -- in its two BCS bowls. Duke also had some outstanding performances in spite of its loss to Texas A&M. The ACC fared particularly well at the wide receiver and return positions. Here's a look at some of the ACC's top performers on the All-Bowl team:
Guard: Laken Tomlinson, Duke
Wide receiver: Rashad Greene, Florida State
Wide receiver: Sammy Watkins, Clemson
Tight end: Braxton Deaver, Duke
Linebacker: Telvin Smith, Florida State
Defensive back: P.J. Williams, Florida State
Punt returner: Brisly Estime, Syracuse
Kickoff returner: Levonte "Kermit" Whitfield, Florida State
David Hale and Matt Fortuna handled the ACC's All-Bowl team for ESPN.com, and there were a few differences. Colleague Ivan Maisel and I also recognized a few unsung heroes from bowl season in this video. Congrats to all of ACC's top performers this year.