17 Tigers named to 2017 All-ACC team


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17 Tigers named to 2017 All-ACC team

Clemson, S.C.--Six Clemson interior linemen, three on offense and three on defense, were named first-team All-ACC on November 27. The first-team selections on offense were tackle Mitch Hyatt, center Justin Falcinelli and guard Tyrone Crowder. The first-team selections on defense were defensive end Clelin Ferrell and tackles Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence.

It marked the first time Clemson had six linemen earn first-team all-conference honors. The previous high was just four set eight previous seasons, including 2016.

Overall, 13 Clemson players were named first, second or third team All-ACC, seven on offense and six on defense.

It was the second consecutive year Clemson had three starting offensive linemen earn first-team honors. Crowder and Hyatt both were first-team selections last year as well. It was the first All-ACC selection for Falcinelli, who is in his first year as a starter.

Wilkins and Lawrence were second-team selections last year on defense, while Ferrell was named for the first time as a red-shirt sophomore. Ferrell leads the team in tackles for loss and sacks.

Dorian O’Daniel, Clemson’s leading tackler, made the second team along with Austin Bryant. O’Daniel was the top vote getter on the second team defense and has 95 tackles and two interception returns for scores. Bryant is second on the team in tackles for loss and sacks. He had four sacks in the win over Auburn in September.

Five Clemson offensive players were named third-team All-ACC. Receivers Hunter Renfrow and Deon Cain were both named. Renfrow had two receiving touchdowns in the win over South Carolina, while Cain had nine receptions in the victory at NC State. Renfrow has 50 receptions to lead the team, while Cain paces the squad in reception yards with 620.

Freshman Travis Etienne, Clemson’s leading rusher with 720, and the ACC leader in yards per rushing attempt at 7.4, was also named to the third team. Offensive lineman Taylor Hearn made third team All-ACC as a guard.

Kendall Joseph, Clemson’s second leading tackler, was the only Clemson defensive player named third team.

Four Tigers were named honorable mention. That list included cornerbacks Ryan Carter and Trayvon Mullen, and offensive guard Sean Pollard. Ray-Ray McCloud was named honorable mention as an all-purpose player and kick returner.

Clemson All-ACC Summary

First-Team (6): Mitch Hyatt (OT), Tyrone Crowder (OG), Justin Falcinelli (C), Clelin Ferrell (DE), Christian Wilkins (DT), Dexter Lawrence (DT)

Second Team (2): Austin Bryant (DE), Dorian O’Daniel (LB)

Third Team (5); Hunter Renfrow (WR), Deon Cain (WR), Travis Etienne (RB), Taylor Hearn (OG), Kendall Joseph (LB)

Honorable Mention (4): Trayvon Mullen (CB), Ryan Carter (CB), Sean Pollard (OT), Ray-Ray McCloud (All-Purpose, kick return)

2017 All-ACC Football Teams

First Team Offense

Pos. Name Year School Points

WR Steve Ishmael Sr. Syracuse 164

WR Cam Phillips Sr. Virginia Tech 136

WR Jaylen Smith Jr. Louisville 114

TE Cam Serigne Sr. Wake Forest 147

OT Mitch Hyatt Jr. Clemson 163

OT Brian O'Neill Jr. Pittsburgh 109

OG Tyrone Crowder Sr. Clemson 131

OG Wyatt Teller Sr. Virginia Tech 107

C Justin Falcinelli Jr. Clemson 59

QB Lamar Jackson Jr. Louisville 171

RB AJ Dillon Fr. Boston College 171

RB Nyheim Hines Jr. NC State 148

AP Jaylen Samuels Sr. NC State 147

PK Michael Badgley Sr. Miami 98

SP Anthony Ratliff-Williams So. North Carolina 58

First Team Defense

Pos. Name Year School Points

DE Bradley Chubb Sr. NC State 168

DE Clelin Ferrell So. Clemson 123

DT Christian Wilkins Jr. Clemson 153

DT Dexter Lawrence So. Clemson 108

LB Micah Kiser Sr. Virginia 155

LB Tremaine Edmunds Jr. Virginia Tech 135

LB Joe Giles-Harris So. Duke 114

CB Mark Gilbert So. Duke 97

CB Greg Stroman Sr. Virginia Tech 89

S Quin Blanding Sr. Virginia 151

S Derwin James So. Florida State 109

P Ryan Winslow Sr. Pittsburgh 99

Second Team Offense

Pos. Name Year School Points

WR Kelvin Harmon So. NC State 108

WR Olamide Zaccheaus Jr. Virginia 92

WR Ervin Philips Sr. Syracuse 91

TE Christopher Herndon IV Sr. Miami 123

OT Will Richardson Jr. NC State 87

OT Chris Lindstrom Jr. Boston College 55

OG Tony Adams Sr. NC State 81

OG Parker Braun So. Georgia Tech 64

C Ryan Anderson Jr. Wake Forest 45

C Alec Eberle Jr. Florida State 45

QB John Wolford Sr. Wake Forest 77

RB KirVonte Benson So. Georgia Tech 98

RB Travis Homer So. Miami 87

AP Greg Dortch Fr. Wake Forest 54

PK Mike Weaver Sr. Wake Forest 73

SP Quadree Henderson Jr. Pittsburgh 52

Second Team Defense

Pos. Name Year School Points

DE Austin Bryant Jr. Clemson 85

DE Duke Ejiofor Sr. Wake Forest 78

DT Tim Settle So. Virginia Tech 83

DT RJ McIntosh Jr. Miami 79

LB Dorian O'Daniel Sr. Clemson 102

LB Shaquille Quarterman So. Miami 79

LB Parris Bennett Sr. Syracuse 72

CB Michael Jackson Jr. Miami 70

CB Tarvarus McFadden Jr. Florida State 59

S Jaquan Johnson Jr. Miami 98

S Lukas Denis Jr. Boston College 94

P Lester Coleman Jr. Virginia 66

Third Team Offense

Pos. Name Year School Points

WR Braxton Berrios Sr. Miami 70

WR Hunter Renfrow Jr. Clemson 52

WR Deon Cain Jr. Clemson 50

TE Tommy Sweeney Jr. Boston College 41

OT Kc McDermott Sr. Miami 51

OT Justin Herron Jr. Wake Forest 43

OG Taylor Hearn Jr. Clemson 57

OG Phil Haynes Jr. Wake Forest 47

C Austin Davis Sr. Duke 44

QB Ryan Finley Jr. NC State 37

RB Travis Etienne Fr. Clemson 80

RB Cam Akers Fr. Florida State 61

AP Anthony Ratliff-Williams So. North Carolina 46

PK Cole Murphy Sr. Syracuse 65

SP Nyheim Hines Jr. NC State 45

SP Michael Walker Jr. Boston College 45

Third Team Defense

Pos. Name Year School Points

DE Harold Landry Sr. Boston College 61

DE Trent Harris Sr. Miami 41

DT Derrick Nnadi Sr. Florida State 53

DT Mike Ramsay Sr. Duke 52

LB Kendall Joseph Jr. Clemson 57

LB Ty Schwab Sr. Boston College 53

LB Andrew Motuapuaka Sr. Virginia Tech 42

CB Avonte Maddox Sr. Pittsburgh 55

CB Juan Thornhill Jr. Virginia 51

S Terrell Edmunds Jr. Virginia Tech 44

S Jeremy McDuffie Jr. Duke 36

P Pressley Harvin III Fr. Georgia Tech 43

Honorable Mention (25 points or more)

WR Dez Fitzpatrick Fr. Louisville 43

WR T.J. Rahming Jr. Duke 40

OT Geron Christian Jr. Louisville 32

OT Sean Pollard So. Clemson 29

OG Shamire Devine Sr. Georgia Tech 40

OG Sam Schmal Sr. Boston College 36

OG Alex Bookser Jr. Pittsburgh 30

OG Navaughn Donaldson Fr. Miami 28

OG Alex Officer Sr. Pittsburgh 28

OG Trevor Darling Sr. Miami 25

C Eric Gallo Sr. Virginia Tech 42

C Tyler Gauthier Jr. Miami 36

C Garrett Bradbury Jr. NC State 30

AP Quadree Henderson Jr. Pittsburgh 33

AP Ray-Ray McCloud Jr. Clemson 31

AP Shaun Wilson Sr. Duke 31

PK Blanton Creque So. Louisville 49

PK Ricky Aguayo So. Florida State 46

SP Joe Reed So. Virginia 38

SP Greg Stroman Sr. Virginia Tech 31

SP Ray-Ray McCloud Jr. Clemson 27

SP Braxton Berrios Sr. Miami 26

SP Greg Dortch Fr. Wake Forest 25

DE Zach Allen Jr. Boston College 38

DT Ricky Walker Jr. Virginia Tech 47

DT B.J. Hill Sr. NC State 36

DT Kendrick Norton Jr. Miami 25

LB Michael Pinckney So. Miami 39

LB Oluwaseun Idowu Jr. Pittsburgh 38

LB Chris Peace Jr. Virginia 35

LB Zaire Franklin Sr. Syracuse 31

CB Ryan Carter Sr. Clemson 44

CB Essang Bassey So. Wake Forest 40

CB Jaire Alexander Jr. Louisville 38

CB M.J. Stewart Sr. North Carolina 30

CB Malek Young So. Miami 26

CB Trumaine Washington Sr. Louisville 28

CB Trayvon Mullen So. Clemson 25

S Jordan Whitehead Jr. Pittsburgh 34

S Jessie Bates III So. Wake Forest 25

P AJ Cole III Jr. NC State 38

P Dom Maggio So. Wake Forest 33

P Tom Sheldon So. North Carolina 30

*** The Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association released its version Sunday night and 10 Tigers were on the list.

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