CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Legendary University of Miami player Reggie Wayne was among those record-setting quarterbacks, hard-hitting defenders, big-play receivers and a legendary head coach highlighting the 2021 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Honors class announced Tuesday.
Named 1997 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year, a Sporting News Freshman All American and second-team all-conference honoree, Wayne led the Hurricanes with 640 yards receiving on 48 catches, the latter breaking Michael Irvin’s previous school freshman record of 46. In 1998, Wayne again led Miami with 42 receptions and was second in receiving yards (629) despite missing two games with an ACL injury.
As a junior in 1999, Wayne caught 40 passes for 486 yards and four touchdowns. In his final season, Wayne led the 2000 Hurricanes with 755 yards receiving and a 17.6 yards per catch average on 43 receptions. Wayne’s 10 touchdowns in 2000 are tied for third-most in a single season all time at Miami.
A first-round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts, Wayne was selected to six Pro Bowls over the course of his career and also won a Super Bowl title. He remains Miami’s school career leader in total receptions with 173 and ranks a close second to Santana Moss in receiving yards (2,510).
In addition to Wayne, the 14-member group of honorees includes Boston College’s Mark Herzlich, Clemson’s David Treadwell, Duke’s Anthony Dilweg, Florida State’s Peter Warrick, Georgia Tech’s Morgan Burnett, Louisville’s Harry Douglas, North Carolina’s Vonnie Holliday, NC State’s Jerricho Cotchery, Pitt’s Dan Marino, Syracuse’s Markus Paul, Virginia’s Shawn Moore, Virginia’s Tech’s Frank Beamer and Wake Forest’s Desmond Clark.
This year’s class will be honored during the ACC Football Honors presented by the Charlotte Sports Foundation at the Blumenthal Arts Center’s Booth Playhouse on the evening of Friday, Dec. 3, and during the on-field pregame festivities at the 17th annual Subway ACC Football Championship Game, set for 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium.
The ACC Football Honors show will air on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. on ACC Network.