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Virginia Tech defensive end James Gayle is coming back for his senior year. Good news for the Hokies!

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Blacksburg, VA — The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its 2012 All-ACC football teams and for the first time since Virginia Tech joined the ACC, no Hokies made the first or second team offense.

Three Virginia Tech defensive players — DE James Gayle, CB Antone Exum, and LB Jack Tyler — made the ACC’s second team defense. It’s the second straight year in which the Hokies have not landed a defensive player on the first team after having done so from 2004 to 2010.

Since joining the ACC in 2004 (eight seasons), the Hokies have landed 28 players on either the first or second team offense. That’s an average of 3.5 per season. Here’s the breakdown season-by-season:

2012
None

2011
1st - David Wilson
1st - Blake DeChristopher
2nd - Logan Thomas
2nd - Jaymes Brooks

2010
1st - Tyrod Taylor
1st - Chris Hazley
2nd - Blake DeChristopher
2nd - Jaymes Brooks
2nd - David Wilson

2009
1st - Ryan Williams
1st - Matt Waldron
2nd - Greg Boone
2nd - Ed Wang
2nd - Sergio Render

2008
2nd - Darren Evans
2nd - Sergio Render

2007
2nd - Duane Brown

2006
1st - Brandon Ore
2nd - Duane Brown
2nd - Brandon Pace

2005
1st - Marcus Vick
1st - Jason Murphy
1st - Will Montgomery
2nd - Jeff King
2nd - Jimmy Martin

2004
1st - Bryan Randall
2nd - Jeff King
2nd - Jon Dunn

The Hokies’ streak of 10-win seasons ended this year, though with Tech’s 17-14 win over Virginia on Saturday, head coach Frank Beamer kept alive his streak of 20 straight bowl appearances.

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Virginia Tech defensive end James Gayle, a redshirt junior from Hampton, Va., was named to the 2012 watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, given annually to college football’s top defensive end.