GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston is one of nine Florida State players on the preseason all-Atlantic Coast Conference team.<br />
The ACC announced its preseason team Wednesday following a vote of media members covering its media days earlier in the week.<br />
Winston was joined by five teammates on the offense - including receiver Rashad Greene, tight end Nick O'Leary, running back Karlos Williams and two offensive linemen.<br />
The defending national champion Seminoles were overwhelming picks to repeat as ACC champions in separate voting by media members.<br />
Miami running back Duke Johnson was the other running back and Duke's Jamison Crowder and Louisville's DeVante Parker were the other receivers.
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