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Wake Football: Greg Dortch named ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award recipient

The star player for the Deacs gets award day after First Team All-ACC Honors.

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Wake Forest is the proud school of Brian Piccolo. This year, Greg Dortch has been named the 2018 recipient of the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award. The award is given annually to an ACC football player who has overcome a serious injury or illness per Wake Forest Athletics.

One day after earning first team All-ACC honors as an all-purpose players and return specialist, Dortch tabs another award as he lead the ACC in receptions and touchdown receptions while finishing second in receiving yards.

Coach Clawson was ecstatic for Dortch (quote from Wake Forest Sports)

“We are very proud and honored that Greg Dortch is receiving the Brian Piccolo Award,” said Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson. “This award is special because Brian is a Wake Forest graduate and he left a tremendous legacy, not only on campus but throughout the nation with his strength and courage. Greg has done a phenomenal job this year of working hard through his rehab and being dedicated to improving as a football player. Not only has Greg become an outstanding receiver, kick returner and punt returner but he continues to develop as a leader and as a teammate.”

Dortch will be honored on Friday night at the ACC Night of Legends.