ACC's most experienced starters

Had former Boston College running back Montel Harris not been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules, the Eagles would have had the two most experienced returning starters in the ACC. Even without Harris, though, BC still has the league's leading veteran in tight end Chris Pantale, who has the most career starts of any ACC returnee this fall at any positions. Pantale enters 2012 with 38 career starts. NC State and North Carolina also have some experience returning.

Here's a look at the ACC's leading returning veterans, according to the ACC:

1. Chris Pantale, Boston College, Sr., TE: 38 starts

2. Dalton Freeman, Clemson, Sr., C: 36

2. Vaughn Telemaque, Miami, Sr., SS: 36

4. Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina, Sr., G: 35

5. Brandan Bishop, NC State, Sr., SS: 33

6. Conner Vernon, Duke, Sr., WR: 32

7. Rashard Hall, Clemson, Sr., FS: 31

7. Kevin Reddick, North Carolina, Sr., LB: 31

9. Erik Highsmith, North Carolina, Sr., WR: 30

9. R.J. Mattes, NC State, Sr., T: 30

9. Earl Wolff, NC State, Sr. SS: 30