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ACSMA Announces 2016 All-ACC Football Teams

Clemson leads with 15 selections, including nine on first team

                                               

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Clemson, which is set to defend its Atlantic Coast Conference championship later this week, leads all schools with 15 selections to the 2016 All-ACC Football Teams, as voted upon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).

The Atlantic Division co-champion Tigers placed nine members on the All-ACC first team (five offense, four defense). 

Coastal Division champion Virginia Tech, which will face the Tigers in Saturday night’s Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game in Orlando, had nine total players chosen, as did Atlantic Division co-champion Louisville.

Forty-eight ACSMA members cast ballots for the 2016 All-ACC Football Teams, with three points awarded for each first-team vote, two points for each second-team vote and one point for each third-team selection.

Florida State junior Dalvin Cook, the ACC’s rushing leader with 1,620 yards, leads the overall voting with 139 points. He is joined on the first team by Louisville sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson, who leads the conference in total offense with 410.7 yards per game and set a conference record for touchdown responsibility with 51 (30 passing, 21 rushing).

Rounding out the first-team backfield is Pitt running back James Conner, the 2014 ACC Player of the Year, who battled back from a bout with cancer and a knee injury to re-establish himself as one of college football’s elite players. The first-team receiving trio of Clemson’s Mike Williams, Syracuse’s Amba Etta-Tawo and North Carolina’s Ryan Switzer have combined for 264 receptions, 29 touchdowns and more than 3,600 receiving yards.

Also featured on the offensive first team are two-time ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner Roderick Johnson of Florida State and Clemson tight end Jordan Leggett. The Tigers’ presence is felt across the front line with center Jay Guillermo, tackle Mitch Hyatt and guard Tyrone Crowder all earning first-team selections. They are joined by Pitt guard Dorian Johnson.

Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware, who helps anchor a Tigers’ unit that has allowed just 17 points and a shade over 300 yards per game, leads the All-ACC defensive first-team voting. He is joined by defensive ends DeMarcus Walker of Florida State and Ejuan Price of Pitt; tackles Carlos Watkins of Clemson and Woody Baron of Virginia Tech, and fellow linebackers Micah Kiser of Virginia and Devonte Fields of Louisville.

A pair of Clemson seniors earned first-team spots in the secondary, with Cordrea Tankersley manning one cornerback position and Jadar Johnson chosen at safety. They are joined by Virginia junior safety Quin Blanding and Florida State sophomore cornerback Tavarus McFadden.

Virginia’s Kiser (11.2 per game) and Blanding (10.0) lead the ACC in total tackles. Florida State’s Walker shares the NCAA FBS lead in quarterback sacks with Boston College’s Harold Landry with 15, and Pitt’s Price has 12 to his credit. Price also leads the ACC with 21 total tackles for loss. McFadden’s eight interceptions lead the conference.


Wake Forest kicker Mike Weaver, Pitt explosive returner Quadree Henderson and Virginia punter Nicholas Conte complete the All-ACC first team.

The 2016 ACSMA All-ACC Football Team:

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

WR

Mike Williams

R-Jr.

Clemson

131 pts

WR

Amba Etta-Tawo

R-Sr.

Syracuse

125

WR

Ryan Switzer

Sr.

North Carolina

107

TE

Jordan Leggett

Sr.

Clemson

95

T

Roderick Johnson

Jr.

Florida State

118

T

Mitch Hyatt

So.

Clemson

104

G

Tyrone Crowder

R-Jr.

Clemson

104

G

Dorian Johnson

Sr.

Pittsburgh

88

C

Jay Guillermo

R-Sr.

Clemson

86

QB

Lamar Jackson

So.

Louisville

125

RB

Dalvin Cook

Jr.

Florida State

139

RB

James Conner

R-Jr.

Pittsburgh

119

PK

Mike Weaver

R-Jr.

Wake Forest

47

Sp.

Quadree Henderson

So.

Pittsburgh

103

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DE

DeMarcus Walker

Sr.

Florida State

125

DE

Ejuan Price

R-Sr.

Pittsburgh

107

DT

Carlos Watkins

R-Sr.

Clemson

113

DT

Woody Baron

Sr.

Virginia Tech

79

LB

Ben Boulware

Sr.

Clemson

131

LB

Micah Kiser

Jr.

Virginia

99

LB

Devonte Fields

Sr.

Louisville

70

CB

Tarvarus McFadden

So.

Florida State

113

CB

Cordrea Tankersley

Sr.

Clemson

97

S

Quin Blanding

Jr.

Virginia

100

S

Jadar Johnson

Sr.

Clemson

94

P

Nicholas Conte

Sr.

Virginia

118

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

WR

Isaiah Ford

Jr.

Virginia Tech

103

WR

Travis Rudolph

Jr.

Florida State

81

WR

Ahmmon Richards

Fr.

Miami

50

TE

Cole Hikutini

Sr.

Louisville

62

T

Adam Bisnowaty

R-Sr.

Pittsburgh

88

T

Jon Heck

Sr.

North Carolina

57

G

Tony Adams

Jr.

NC State

54

G

Kareem Are

R-Sr.

Florida State

54

C

Lucas Crowley

Sr.

North Carolina

64

QB

Deshaun Watson

Jr.

Clemson

102

RB

Matthew Dayes

Sr.

NC State

79

RB

Wayne Gallman

R-Jr.

Clemson

73

PK

Greg Huegel

R-So.

Clemson

39

Sp.

T.J. Logan

Sr.

North Carolina

57

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DE

Harold Landry

Jr.

Boston College

92

DE

Christian Wilkins

So.

Clemson

72

DT

Dexter Lawrence

Fr.

Clemson

67

DT

DeAngelo Brown

Sr.

Louisville

66

LB

Marquel Lee

Sr.

Wake Forest

64

LB

Keith Kelsey

Sr.

Louisville

56

LB

Tremaine Edmunds

So.

Virginia Tech

47

CB

Jaire Alexander

So.

Louisville

80

CB

Corn Elder

Sr.

Miami

53

S

Jordan Whitehead

So.

Pittsburgh

54

S

Jessie Bates

Fr.

Wake Forest

42

P

Justin Vogel

Sr.

Miami

78

THIRD TEAM OFFENSE

WR

Artavis Scott

Jr.

Clemson

46

WR

James Quick

Sr.

Louisville

44

WR

Stacy Coley

Sr.

Miami

30

TE

Bucky Hodges

R-Jr.

Virginia Tech

52

T

Brian O’Neill

R-So.

Pittsburgh

35

T

Jonathan McLaughlin

Sr.

Virginia Tech

33

G

Augie Conte

R-Sr.

Virginia Tech

48

G

Danny Isidora

Sr.

Miami

43

C

Freddie Burden

R-Sr.

Georgia Tech

27

QB

Mitch Trubisky

Jr.

North Carolina

29

RB

Mark Walton

So.

Miami

59

RB

Elijah Hood

Jr.

North Carolina

40

PK

Joey Slye

Jr.

Virginia Tech

37

Sp.

Brisly Estime

Sr.

Syracuse

32

THIRD TEAM DEFENSE

DE

Bradley Chubb

Jr.

NC State

64

DE

Duke Ejiofor

R-Jr.

Wake Forest

37

DT

Derrick Nnadi

Jr.

Florida State

65

DT

Nazair Jones

Jr.

North Carolina

33

LB

Ben Humphreys

So.

Duke

46

LB

Andrew Motuapuaka

R-Jr.

Virginia Tech

41

LB

Zaire Franklin

Jr.

Syracuse

40

CB

Greg Stroman

Jr.

Virginia Tech

45

CB

Breon Borders

Sr.

Duke

37

S

Josh Harvey-Clemons

Sr.

Louisville

38

S

Chucky Williams

Jr.

Louisville

34

P

Sterling Hofrichter

Fr.-R

Syracuse

30

HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE

WR

Ervin Philips

Jr.

Syracuse

29

WR

Quadree Henderson

So.

Pittsburgh

22

WR

Bug Howard

Sr.

North Carolina

20

TE

Jaylen Samuels

Jr.

NC State

24

TE

David Njoku

R-So.

Miami

22

T

Geron Christian

So.

Louisville

31

G

Wilson Bell

R-Jr.

Florida State

33

G

Wyatt Teller

R-Jr.

Virginia Tech

23

G

Khalil Hunter

Sr.

Louisville

21

C

Alec Eberle

R-So.

Florida State

24

C

Joe Scelfo

Gr-Tfr.

NC State

22

RB

Taquan Mizzell

Sr.

Virginia

30

PK

Harrison Butker

Sr.

Georgia Tech

34

PK

Chris Blewitt

Sr.

Pittsburgh

34

PK

Michael Badgley

Jr.

Miami

31

PK

Ricky Aguayo

Fr.

Florida State

30

PK

Nick Weiler

Sr.

North Carolina

27

Sp.

Ryan Switzer

Sr.

North Carolina

26

Sp.

Ray-Ray McCloud

So.

Clemson

20

HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE

DE

Ken Ekanem

Sr.

Virginia Tech

25

DE

James Hearns

R-Jr.

Louisville

22

DT

Demarcus Christmas

R-So.

Florida State

25

DT

Patrick Gamble

R-Sr.

Georgia Tech

23

DT

Tyrique Jarrett

Sr.

Pittsburgh

21

LB

Andre Smith

So.

North Carolina

37

LB

Matt Milano

Sr.

Boston College

37

LB

Kendall Joseph

R-So.

Clemson

32

LB

Connor Strachan

Jr.

Boston College

31

LB

Joe Giles-Harris

Fr.

Duke

25

LB

Shaquille Quarterman

R-Fr.

Miami

24

LB

Parris Bennett

Jr.

Syracuse

23

CB

Marquez White

Sr.

Florida State

28

CB

Des Lawrence

Sr.

North Carolina

27

CB

M.J. Stewart

Jr.

North Carolina

24

S

Josh Jones

Jr.

NC State

28

S

Terrell Edmunds

R-So.

Virginia Tech

28

S

Chuck Clark

Sr.

Virginia Tech

23

S

Rayshawn Jenkins

R-Sr.

Miami

23

S

Van Smith

So.

Clemson

21

P

Dom Maggio

Fr.

Wake Forest

23

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