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FSU's Werner honored as ACC player of year

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 14, 2013 at 02:35 AM

Florida State DE Bjoern Werner was named the Atlantic Coast Conference's defensive player of the year.

Werner is the conference's career active leader with 23.5 sacks — 13 this season — and matched a career-high with 3.5 sacks in last week's loss to Florida.

He became the sixth Florida State player to win the defensive award, and the first since Darnell Docket in 2003.

A junior from Germany, Werner was a runaway choice with 27 of a possible 46 votes from members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Teammate Cornellius "Tank" Carradine, second in the conference with 11 sacks, finished second with nine votes.

"There is not a more well-deserving award than this one for Bjoern, who's had an unbelievable year for us and his statistics prove it," FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said.

Clemson QB Tajh Boyd was named the overall and offensive player of the year.

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