AP votes Watson, Lawson ACC POY, Swinney Coach of the Year


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The Associated Press released its AP All-ACC football team on Thursday afternoon and twelve Clemson players were named to the prestigious list.

Among the winners were Deshaun Watson being voted AP All-ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Shaq Lawson named AP All-ACC Defensive Player of the Year and Dabo Swinney won AP ACC Coach of the Year.

Clemson AP 1st team ACC performers - OG Eric Mac Lain, QB Deshaun Watson, DE Shaq Lawson and CB Mackensie Alexander.

Clemson AP 2nd team ACC performers - WR Artavis Scott, C Jay Guillermo, TE Jordan Leggett, RB Wayne Gallman, DT Carlos Watkins, LB B.J. Goodson, LB Ben Boulware and S Jayron Kearse.

FIRST TEAM

Offense

WR — u-Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 200, Jr.
WR — Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech, 6-2, 188, So.
OT — Rodrick Johnson, Florida State, 6-7, 323, So.
OT — Joe Thuney, N.C. State, 6-5, 295, Sr.
OG — u-Landon Turner, North Carolina, 6-4, 325, Sr.
OG — Eric Mac Lain, Clemson, 6-5, 315, Sr.
C — Matt Skura, Duke, 6-4, 305, Sr.
TE — Jaylen Samuels, N.C. State, 5-11, 236, So.
QB — u-Deshaun Watson, Clemson, 6-2, 210, So.
RB — u-Dalvin Cook, Florida State, 5-11, 202, So.
RB — Elijah Hood, North Carolina, 6-0, 220, So.
K — Roberto Aguayo, Florida State, 6-1, 204, Jr.
K — t-Michael Badgley, Miami, 5-10, 180, So.
All-Purpose — DeVon Edwards, Duke, 5-9, 180, Jr.

Defense

L — u-Shaq Lawson, Clemson, 6-3, 270, Jr.
L — Ejuan Price, Pittsburgh, 6-0, 250, Sr.
L — Connor Wujciak, Boston College, 6-3, 300, Sr.
L — Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech, 6-2, 283, Sr.
LB — Micah Kiser, Virginia, 6-2, 240, So.
LB — Brandon Chubb, Wake Forest, 6-1, 245, Sr.
LB — Keith Kelsey, Louisville, 6-1, 236, Jr.
CB — Jalen Ramsey, Florida State, 6-1, 202, Jr.
CB — Mackensie Alexander, Clemson, 5-11, 195, So.
S — u-Jeremy Cash, Duke, 6-2, 210, Sr.
S — Quin Blanding, Virginia, 6-2, 205, So.
P — Alex Kinal, Wake Forest, 6-4, 205, Sr.

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SECOND TEAM

Offense
WR — Artavis Scott, Clemson, 5-11, 190, So.
WR — Canaan Severin, Virginia, 6-2, 205, Sr.
L — Jon Heck, North Carolina, 6-7, 300, Jr.
L — Adam Bisnowaty, Pittsburgh, 6-6, 300, Jr.
L — Caleb Peterson, North Carolina, 6-5, 300, Jr.
L — Dorian Johnson, Pittsburgh, 6-5, 300, Jr.
C — Jay Guillermo, Clemson, 6-3, 325, Jr.
TE — Jordan Leggett, Clemson, 6-5, 255, Jr.
QB — Marquise Williams, North Carolina, 6-2, 225, Sr.
RB — Wayne Gallman, Clemson, 6-1, 215, So.
RB — Qadree Ollison, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 230, Fr.
K — Greg Huegel, Clemson, 5-11, 185, Fr.
All-Purpose — Ryan Switzer, North Carolina, 5-10, 185, Jr.

Defense
L — DeMarcus Walker, Florida State, 6-3, 281, Jr.
L — Mike Rose, N.C. State, 6-3, 270, Sr.
L — Carlos Watkins, Clemson, 6-3, 300, Jr.
L — Nile Lawrence-Stample, Florida State, 6-1, 302, Sr.
LB — B.J. Goodson, Clemson, 6-1, 250, Sr.
LB — Steven Daniels, Boston College, 6-0, 243, Sr.
LB — Ben Boulware, Clemson, 6-0, 240, Jr.
CB — Artie Burns, Miami, 6-0, 197, Jr.
CB — M.J. Stewart, North Carolina, 5-11, 200, So.
S — Jayron Kearse, Clemson, 6-5, 220, Jr.
S — Justin Simmons, Boston College, 6-3, 201, Sr.
P — Riley Dixon, Syracuse, 6-5, 219, Sr.

Offensive Player of the Year
Deshaun Watson, Clemson

Defensive Player of the Year
Shaq Lawson, Clemson

Coach of the Year
Dabo Swinney, Clemson

Newcomer of the Year

t-Qadree Ollison, Pittsburgh
t-Jordan Whitehead, Pittsburgh

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