Seven ACC players have been named to the 2013 Watch List for the Lott IMPACT Award, honoring the top defensive player in the nation who has made an impact both on and off the field.
In all, 42 players from 37 different programs made the list. The Pac-12 led the way with 11 selections, while the ACC, Big 12 and Big Ten each had seven. The SEC had five players chosen.
Virginia Tech was one of seven schools nationally to have multiple selections on the watch list. The Hokies were joined by Baylor, Northwestern, Ohio State, Stanford, UCLA and Washington.
Here are the ACC players on the watch list:
Duke CB Ross Cockrell
Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald
Boston College LB Steele Divitto
Virginia Tech CB Antone Exum
Florida State CB/S Lamarcus Joyner
Clemson LB Spencer Shuey
Virginia Tech LB Jack Tyler
The ACC has had one previous winner in the Lott IMPACT Award's nine-year history -- Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly in 2011.