ACC's 2011 veterans

After looking at this list, ACC fans should have a better appreciation for the lengthy, healthy career of former Boston College offensive lineman Anthony Castonzo, who graduated after a league-high 54 career starts. These are the ACC's old guys, the veterans in the conference who enter 2011 with the most starting experience. Virginia Tech, Florida State and Virginia have two players each. Here's a look at the ACC's top 10 veterans for 2011:

1. Danny Coale, Virginia Tech, WR, 40

2. Roddy Jones, Georgia Tech, RB, 39

3. Montel Harris, Boston College, RB, 37

Zebrie Sanders, Florida State, T, 37

Blake DeChristopher, Virginia Tech, T, 37

6. Andrew Datko, Florida State, T, 36

Kyle Hill, Duke, T, 36

8. Landon Walker, Clemson, T, 35

9. Matt Conrath, Virginia, DT, 33

10. Austin Pasztor, Virginia, G, 32

Florida State, Clemson and Virginia Tech have a veteran edge at one other very important position group: the offensive line. It's the second straight season that the Seminoles lead the ACC in the number of returning career starts on the offensive line. Though the Seminoles have only three returning starters, this trio -- Zebrie Sanders (37), Andrew Datko (36) and David Spurlock (28) -- combined for 101 starts.

Thanks to information provided by the ACC, here's a look at which ACC schools return the most experience up front: