Six Clemson players named to All-ACC team


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Clemson, S.C.—Clemson defensive players Vic Beasley, Grady Jarrett and Stephone Anthony all were named first-team All-ACC according by the ACC Sports Media Association on Monday. It is the first time since 2010 that Clemson has had three first-team selections on the defensive side of the ball.

Additionally, Clemson receivers Artavis Scott and Mike Williams, and cornerback Garry Peters were named to the second team. Clemson offensive linemen Kalon Davis and David Beasley, kicker Ammon Lakip, and defensive backs Robert Smith and MacKensie Alexander were honorable mention selections.

Beasley, Jarrett and Anthony have been leaders of Clemson’s number-one ranked defense all year. Beasley has 32 tackles, including 11 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss. He leads the ACC and ranks 10th in the nation in sacks and tackles for loss. Jarrett has been a big reason the Tigers are ranked in the top five in the nation in rushing defense. The senior has 70 tackles to lead Clemson defensive linemen. Anthony is Clemson’s top tackler with 88 tackles and has 9.5 tackles for loss.

Peters has been a most productive cornerback with a team best 13 passes defensed and has 52 tackles. He was Clemson’s top tackler in the win over South Carolina.

Scott and Williams are Clemson’s top two receivers and both rank in the top five in the ACC in reception yardage. Scott has 68 receptions for 851 yards and seven scores. He had seven receptions for 185 yards and two scores in the win over South Carolina. The yardage total was the most in Clemson history against South Carolina and the most by a Clemson freshman in any game.

Williams has 48 receptions for a team best 918 yards and five touchdowns. His 19.1 yards per reception average is second best in the nation among players with at least 45 catches. He is fourth in Clemson history in that category on a career basis.

Lakip ranks 15th in the nation in field goals per game by making 19-25 attempts and he is Clemson’s top scorer with 96 points. Davis and David Beasley have been senior leaders of a Clemson offensive line that has helped the Tigers to an average of 30 points and 410 yards per game. Smith is second on the team in tackles, while Alexander has been an effective shutdown corner who is a big reason Clemson ranks fifth in the nation in pass efficiency defense.

2014 Selections by School


School .............. 1st .... 2nd ...... 3rd .... Tot

Florida State ........10 ....... 4 ....... 3 ......17

Duke ..................4 ....... 1 ....... 4 .......9

Virginia ..............0 ....... 5 ....... 3 .......8

Georgia Tech ..........0 ....... 4 ....... 3 .......7

Clemson ...............3 ....... 3 ....... 0 .......6

Louisville ............1 ....... 2 ....... 3 .......6

Miami .................2 ....... 3 ....... 1 .......6

Pitt ..................3 ....... 1 ....... 1 .......5

Virginia Tech .........1 ....... 1 ....... 3 .......5

Boston College ........1 ....... 0 ....... 3 .......4

North Carolina ........0 ....... 1 ....... 2 .......3

Syracuse ..............0 ....... 0 ....... 2 .......2

Wake Forest ...........0 ....... 2 ....... 0 .......2

NC State ..............1 ....... 0 ....... 0 .......1

2014 All-ACC Football Team

(As voted upon by ACSMA; Listed by position and total points)

1st Team Offense

WR Rashad Greene, Sr., Florida State........ 157

WR Jamison Crowder, Sr., Duke ................ 150

WR Tyler Boyd, So., Pitt ............................. 149

TE Nick O’Leary, Sr., Florida State .......... 131

T Cameron Erving, Sr.-R., Florida State 133

T T.J. Clemmings, Sr.-R, Pitt..................... 90

G Laken Tomlinson, Sr.-R, Duke ............ 114

G Tre’ Jackson, Sr., Florida State .......... 121

C Andy Gallik, Sr.-R, Boston College ..... 105

QB Jameis Winston, So.-R, Florida State 142

RB James Conner, So., Pitt ........................ 164

RB Duke Johnson, Jr., Miami ................... 159

K Roberto Aguayo, So.-R, Florida State.. 153

Sp. Jamison Crowder, Sr., Duke .................. 86

2nd Team Offense

WR Phillip Dorsett, Sr.-R, Miami.................. 96

WR Mike WilliamsMike Williams
So. Wide Receiver
#7 6-5, 208
Vance, SC

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, So., Clemson........................ 84

WR Artavis ScottArtavis Scott
Fr. Wide Receiver
#3 5-11, 190
Oldsmar, FL

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, Fr., Clemson .................. 80

TE Clive Walford, Sr.-R, Miami ................ 101

T Ereck Flowers, Jr., Miami ...................... 69

T Jamon Brown, Sr., Louisville ................ 50

G Shaquille Mason, Sr., Georgia Tech... 102

G Josue Matias, Jr., Florida State............ 48

C Cameron Erving, Sr.-R, Florida State.... 71

QB Marquise Williams, Jr., North Carolina. 89

RB Zach Laskey, Sr., Georgia Tech............... 69

RB Dalvin Cook, So., Florida State ............. 63

K Ian Frye, Jr.-R, Virginia........................... 67

Sp. Tyler Boyd, So., Pitt .............................. 58

3rd Team Offense

WR DeAndre Smelter, Sr.-R, Georgia Tech............. 72

WR DeVante Parker, Sr., Louisville............... 62

WR Ryan Switzer, So., North Carolina ........ 54

TE Bucky Hodges, Fr.-R, Virginia Tech ...... 38

T Sean Hickey, Sr., Syracuse..................... 48

T (tie)Bobby Hart, Sr., Florida State............... 42

(tie)Seth Betancourt, Sr.-R, Boston College 42

(tie)Takoby Cofield, Sr.-R, Duke................... 42

G Landon Turner, Jr., North Carolina ...... 42

G Matt Rotheram, Sr.-R, Pitt................... 42

C Matt Skura, Jr.-R, Duke ......................... 44

QB Justin Thomas,So., Georgia Tech.......... 35

RB Kevin Parks, Sr., Virginia........................ 60

RB Jon Hilliman, Fr., Boston College........... 51

K Ross Martin, Jr., Duke............................. 48

Sp. DeVon Edwards, So., Duke ................... 48

Honorable Mention/Offense (20 or more points):

QB--Brad Kaaya, Miami (21). RB--Shadrach Thornton, NC State (33); Synjyn Days, Georgia Tech (24). WR--Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech (24); Mack Hollins, North Carolina (20). TE--Cam Serigne, Wake Forest (25). T--Bryan Chamberlain, Georgia Tech (40); Ian Silberman, Boston College (35); G-- David BeasleyDavid Beasley
RS Sr. Offensive Guard
#68 6-4, 323
Columbus, GA

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, Clemson (39); Bobby Vardaro, Boston College (34); John Miller, Louisville (31); Jon Feliciano, Miami (30); Kalon DavisKalon Davis
RS Sr. Offensive Guard
#67 6-5, 340
Chester, SC

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, Clemson (28). C--Shane McDermott, Miami (36); Freddie Burden, Georgia Tech (35); Jake Smith, Louisville (26). PK-- Ammon LakipAmmon Lakip
RS Jr. Kicker
#36 5-10, 200
Alpharetta, GA

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(32), Clemson; SP--Rashad Greene, Florida State (37); Darius Jennings, Virginia (28); Ryan Switzer, North Carolina (23); Jamal Golden, Georgia Tech (20).

1st Team Defense

DE Vic Beasley, Sr.-R, Clemson ................. 159

DE Mario Edwards Jr., Jr., Florida State .... 112

DT Eddie Goldman, Jr., Florida State ........ 129

DT Grady JarrettGrady Jarrett
Sr. Defensive Tackle
#50 6-1, 290
Conyers, GA

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, Sr., Clemson .................. 127

LB Denzel Perryman, Sr., Miami ............... 145

LB David Helton, Sr., Duke ........................ 104

LB Stephone AnthonyStephone Anthony
Sr. Linebacker
#42 6-2, 244
Polkton, NC

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, Sr., Clemson .................... 101

CB Kendall Fuller, So., Virginia Tech ......... 119

CB P.J. Williams, Jr., Florida State ............. 105

S Gerod Holliman, So.-R Louisville ......... 132

S Jalen Ramsey, So., Florida State ............ 92

P Wil Baumann, Sr., NC State .................. 108

2nd Team Defense

DE Dadi Nicolas, Jr.-R, Virginia Tech .......... 101

DE Eli Harold, Jr., Virginia............................. 65

DT Adam Gotsis, Jr., Georgia Tech........................ 48

DT Tylor Harris, Jr., Wake Forest................. 43

LB Terrance Smith, Jr.-R, Florida State ....... 82

LB Lorenzo Mauldin, Sr., Louisville ............. 79

LB(Tie)Henry Coley, Sr.-R, Virginia ................. 68

LB(Tie)Quayshawn Nealy, Sr.-R, Georgia Tech 68

CB Garry PetersGarry Peters
RS Sr. Cornerback
#26 6-0, 194
Conyers, GA

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, Sr., Clemson ..................... 63

CB Maurice Canady, Jr., Virginia .................. 56

S Jeremy Cash, Jr.-R, Duke ........................ 83

S Quin Blanding, Fr., Virginia..................... 71

P Alex Kinal, Jr.-R, Wake Forest ................. 86

3rd Team Defense

DE Sheldon Rankins, Jr., Louisville................ 45

DE Ken Ekanem, Jr., So.-R, Virginia Tech..... 40

DT Corey Marshall, Jr.-R, Virginia Tech ....... 41

DT Connor Wujciak, Jr., Boston College ...... 41

LB Reggie Northrup, Jr., Florida State......... 54

LB Cameron Lynch, Sr., Syracuse................ 45

LB Max Valles, So., Virginia.......................... 45

CB Ronald Darby, Jr., Florida State.............. 51

CB Charles Gaines, Jr.-R, Louisville ............. 47

S Anthony Harris, Sr., Virginia................... 56

S Jamal Golden, Jr., Georgia Tech.............. 43

P Justin Vogel, So., Miami ........................ 40

Honorable Mention/Defense (20 or more points):

DE--Art Norman, NC State (25); KeShun Freeman, Georgia Tech (23); Anthony Chickillo, Miami (21); B.J. Dubose, Louisville (20); DT--Olsen Pierre, Miami (38); David Dean, Virginia (37); Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech (33); Nigel William, Virginia Tech (29); Thomas Teal, NC State (27); Ethan Farmer, North Carolina (22); Josh Banks, Wake Forest (20). LB--Brandon Chubb, Wake Forest (30); P.J. Davis,. Georgia Tech (25); Josh Keyes, Boston College (22); Keith Kelsey, Louisville (20). CB--Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest (45); D.J. White, Georgia Tech (40); Merrilll Noel, Wake Forest (34); Brian Walker, North Carolina (27); MacKensie AlexanderMacKensie Alexander
RS Fr. Cornerback
#2 5-11, 190
Immokalee, FL

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, Clemson (22). S--Deon Bush, Miami (36); DeVon Edwards, Duke (26); Robert SmithRobert Smith
Sr. Safety
#27 5-11, 211
St. George, SC

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, Clemson (20), P--Will Monday, Duke (29); Riley Dixon, Syracuse (23).

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