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  1. Fresh faces: Wake Forest

    Heather Dinich

    Raise your hand if you knew who Luke Kuechly was at this time last year? Exactly. Today we begin a series looking at potential impact players from each school that you've likely never heard of before, or newcomers with the potential to make an immedi...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  2. Luginbill weighs in on three new impact players in the ACC

    Heather Dinich

    Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich Let's backtrack to the recruiting class of 2008, where Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker was rated the No. 4 quarterback in his class by ESPN's Scouts Inc., and Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams was rated the...

    Blog | August 26, 2009
  3. Top three new impact players for UNC

    Heather Dinich

    Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich There's no question UNC has what it takes to be a preseason Top 25 pick, but they're going to need some help in all three phases of the game this fall if the Tar Heels are going to stay there. Here are ...

    Blog | June 05, 2009
  4. ACC and Arizona Cardinals

    Heather Dinich

    Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich Here is Part II of the ACC's ties to the Super Bowl, a look at the former players who are on Arizona's roster, with impact players in bold: Anquan Boldin, wide receiver, Florida State -- The Pahokee Hig...

    Blog | January 21, 2009
  5. Who will transform tomorrow?

    Heather Dinich

    My player to watch in Week 8 is Maryland receiver Stefon Diggs. Just how good is Maryland's true freshman utility man? "I think he probably has as much impact on the conference this year as Sammy Watkins did a year ago coming in at Clemson," sa...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  6. Underrated in the ACC: Defense

    Heather Dinich

    If you don't know the following players already, get to know them this summer. These are the ACC's underrated defenders, players who have already had an impact on their teams but have been overshadowed by their conference peers and teammates. Now it'...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  7. My vote: ACC's 2011 impact player

    Heather Dinich

    Last week you had a chance to cast your vote on which player you thought would have the biggest impact on his team and in turn the conference race this year. The quarterbacks -- Florida State's EJ Manuel and Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas -- were the f...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  8. My vote: ACC's toughest player to replace

    Heather Dinich

    Last week we looked at which player in the ACC was the most difficult to replace and you had a chance to cast your vote. My vote: Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor Making the case for Taylor: Taylor's impact went beyond the field and in th...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  9. Poll: ACC's 2011 impact player

    Heather Dinich

    Former Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor was a game-changer -- his ability to scramble in the final two minutes of the game is the reason the Hokies beat Nebraska, 16-15 in 2009. Former North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates almost single-handedl...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  10. ACC players on Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list

    Heather Dinich

    The 2011 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List, honoring the top collegiate defensive player in the country, was announced on Tuesday, and the ACC led all conferences with 11 candidates. There were eight from the SEC, seven from the Big Ten, six from the Pac...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  11. Talented JUCOs head to ACC

    Heather Dinich

    Junior college transfers often have immediate impacts on their respective teams because of their maturity level, and it's an overshadowed part of recruiting. Bruce Feldman of ESPN the Magazine rated the top incoming junior college players in the clas...

    Blog | February 07, 2011
  12. Miami's Allen Bailey added to Lott watch list

    Heather Dinich

    Miami senior defensive lineman Allen Bailey has been nominated for the Lott Trophy, which is presented to college football's Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year, as announced by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation on Thursday. Bailey was one of fou...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  13. Fresh faces: Virginia Tech

    Heather Dinich

    We continue the series looking at newcomers who could make an immediate impact this fall: OT Nick Becton: He earned the starting left tackle job during spring practice after backing up Ed Wang last fall. The former prep basketball player can move ...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  14. Video: What to expect from Irving, Evans

    Heather Dinich

    The countdown of the top ACC players for 2010 didn't include two 2008 stars who missed last season with injuries. Heather Dinich looks at the impact NC State's Nate Irving and Virginia Tech's Darren Evans could make in 2010....

    Blog | July 08, 2010
  15. Making a name in the ACC

    Heather Dinich

    There were some impressive performances throughout the ACC this spring by younger players who didn't get much pub, but could eventually make an impact in their program. Some names will be more familiar than others, and some players came out of nowher...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  16. ACC's lunchtime links

    Heather Dinich

    My brain might still be lagging an hour behind today, but the links are not ... Of the four Georgia Tech players expected to be taken early in the NFL draft, the one who will have the most impact might be the one who was on crutches at Monday's p...

    Blog | March 16, 2010