Miami’s Richt, BC’s Dillon earn ACC individual awards
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Miami coach Mark Richt and Boston College running back A.J. Dillon have earned individual awards from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Richt received 41 of a possible 59 votes from a panel that included Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association members and the league’s 14 head coaches. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney was second with 10.
Richt led the Hurricanes (10-1, 7-1) to their first Coastal Division title and a berth in this week’s ACC championship game.
Dillon had 47 votes in both overall and offensive rookie voting after rushing for 1,432 yards — second most among freshmen in league history. Virginia free safety Brenton Nelson won defensive rookie honors.
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