Clemson's Boyd picked repeat as ACC player of year

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WACH) - If you thought Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd was good the first time around, he might be even better the this time. Boyd is the overwhelming choice to repeat as the ACC player of the year.

On Monday, the senior was named the preseason pick for the honor on 105 of the 120 ballots taken from media members at this week's ACC Football Kickoff.

Boyd is coming off a record-shattering 2012 season in which he broke his own ACC single-season marks for touchdown passes, with 36, and touchdown responsibility, with 46. The quarterback from Virginia enters the 2013 season with 8,053 career passing yards and 73 touchdown passes.

Miami runningback Duke Johnson placed second behing Boyd with just four votes.

One of Boyd's expected top targets this coming season, receiver Sammy Watkins, also received three votes for ACC player of the year.