Defensive Tackle Joe Vellano was the Maryland Terrapins defense this year. If I had a vote for ACC Defensive Player of the Year, he would get it from me. I am proud to have seen him play this season and so I was very happy to see that he made the First Team All-ACC.
A junior, Vellano led all DTs in tackles nationally and against Georgia Tech this season he had a career-high 20 tackles including 14 solo tackles and a tackle for loss.
Here is the rest of the All ACC Team
Enjoy the photos. Click on a photo for a nice sequence of shots.
Joe Vellano, Captain
Fumble recovery for a touchdown vs Miami
Before the West Virginia game
Vellano anchored a defense that had a lot of turnover in 2011
Vellano on the stop
You cannot stop him!
Not a great shot vs BC but it shows a close up of Vellano down and dirty
After a key play vs Virginia
Thanks Joe. You were a true veteran leader and one of the Terps bright spots this season.