Tashard Choice, remember him?

Georgia Tech back is defenders’ Choice
Clemson running backs James Davis and C.J. Spiller are called “Thunder and Lightning.” Miami’s Javarris James has the famous cousin, and Virginia Tech’s Branden Ore is considered a dark-horse candidate for the Heisman Trophy, if the Hokies are in the hunt for the BCS championship game at season’s end.

But Miami defensive end Calais Campbell and Virginia defensive end Chris Long — two of the ACC’s top defensive players — say Georgia Tech’s Tashard Choice is the league’s best running back.

Choice, who transferred from Oklahoma before the 2005 season, led the ACC with 1,473 rushing yards last season.

“I think last year he was probably the hardest guy I had to tackle,” Campbell said. “I’ve got a lot of respect for him because he runs hard every play. I think he’s going to be a great NFL back one day.”