Clemson leads conference with 8 AP All-ACC selections


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Clemson leads conference with 8 AP All-ACC selections

The 2017 Associated Press ACC Conference team was announced on Tuesday and No. 1 ranked Clemson led the way with 8 overall selections including six for first-team honors and two on the second-team list.

In other AP voting news, Mark Richt was named ACC's Coach of the year while Lamar Jackson and Bradley Chubb were named ACC's Player of the Year for the offense and defense respectively. The voting is done by a panel of 14 sports panel in the ACC area.

AP All-ACC First team

Offense

Quarterback – u-Lamar Jackson, Louisville, 6-3, 200, jr., Pompano Beach, Florida

Running backs – u-A.J. Dillon, Boston College, 6-0, 240, fr., New London, Connecticut.; u-Nyheim Hines, North Carolina State, 5-9, 197, jr., Garner, North Carolina

Tackles – u-Mitch Hyatt, Clemson, 6-5, 305, jr., Suwanee, Georgia.; Brian O’Neill, Pittsburgh, 6-6, 305, jr., Wilmington, Delaware.

Guards – Tyrone Crowder, Clemson, 6-2, 340, sr., Marston, North Carolina; Wyatt Teller, Virginia Tech, 6-5, 315, sr., Bealeton, Virginia.

Center – Justin Falcinelli, Clemson, 6-4, 305, sr., Middletown, Maryland.

Tight end – Cam Serigne, Wake Forest, 6-3, 240, sr., Ashburn, Virginia.

Wide receivers – u-Steve Ishmael, Syracuse, 6-2, 209, sr., Miami; Cam Phillips, Virginia Tech, 6-0, 202, sr., Laurel, Maryland.

All-purpose player – Jaylen Samuels, North Carolina State, 5-11, 228, sr., Charlotte, North Carolina

Kicker – Michael Badgley, Miami, 5-10, 178, sr., Summit, New Jersey.

Defense

Defensive ends – u-Bradley Chubb, North Carolina State, 6-4, 275, sr., Marietta, Georgia.; Clelin Ferrell, Clemson, 6-5, 260, soph., Richmond, Virginia.

Defensive tackles – Dexter Lawrence, Clemson, 6-4, 340, soph., Wake Forest, North Carolina; Christian Wilkins, Clemson, 6-4, 300, jr., Springfield, Massachusetts.

Linebackers – Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech, 6-5, 250, jr., Danville, Virginia.; Joe Giles-Harris, Duke, 6-2, 230, soph., Nyack, New York; u-Micah Kiser, Virginia, 6-2, 240, sr., Baltimore.

Cornerbacks – Mark Gilbert, Duke, 6-1, 175, soph., Fayetteville, North Carolina; Greg Stroman, Virginia Tech, 6-0, 181, sr., Bristow, Virginia.

Safeties – u-Quin Blanding, Virginia, 6-2, 210, sr., Virginia Beach, Virginia; Derwin James, Florida State, 6-3, 215, soph., Haines City, Florida.

Punter – Ryan Winslow, Pittsburgh, 6-6, 225, sr., Maple Glen, Pennsylvania.

AP All-ACC Second team

Offense

Quarterback – John Wolford, Wake Forest, 6-1, 200, sr., Jacksonville, Florida.

Running backs – KirVonte Benson, Georgia Tech, 5-9, 211, soph., Marietta, Georgia; Travis Homer, Miami, 5-11, 195, soph., West Palm Beach, Florida.

Tackles – Chris Lindstrom, Boston College, 6-4, 305, jr., Dudley, Massachusetts; Will Richardson, North Carolina State, 6-6, 322, jr., Burlington, North Carolina.

Guards – Tony Adams, North Carolina State, 6-2, 315, sr., Charlotte, North Carolina.; Parker Braun, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 280, soph., Hallsville, Texas.

Center – Ryan Anderson, Wake Forest, 6-6, 305, jr., Raleigh, North Carolina.

Tight end – Christopher Herndon IV, Miami, 6-4, 252, sr., Norcross, Georgia.

Wide receivers – Kelvin Harmon, North Carolina State, 6-3, 213, soph., Palmyra, New Jersey; Jaylen Smith, Louisville, 6-4, 219, jr., Pascagoula, Mississippi.

All-purpose players (tie) – Greg Dortch, Wake Forest, 5-9, 165, fr., Richmond, Virginia.; Anthony Ratliff-Williams, North Carolina, 6-1, 205, soph., Matthews, North Carolina.

Kicker – Mike Weaver, Wake Forest, 6-1, 190, sr., Pine City, New York.

Defense

Defensive ends – Austin Bryant, Clemson, 6-5, 265, jr., Pavo, Georgia.; Duke Ejiofor, Wake Forest, 6-4, 275, sr., Houston.

Defensive tackles – R.J. McIntosh, Miami, 6-4, 293, jr., Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Tim Settle, Virginia Tech, 6-3, 335, soph., Manassas, Virginia.

Linebackers – Parris Bennett, Syracuse, 6-0, 216, sr., Detroit; Dorian O’Daniel, Clemson, 6-1, 220, sr., Olney, Maryland.; Shaq Quarterman, Miami, 6-1, 240, soph., Orange Park, Florida.

Cornerbacks – Michael Jackson, Miami, 6-1, 200, jr., Birmingham, Alabama; Avonte Maddox, Pittsburgh, 5-9, 180, sr., Detroit.

Safeties – Terrell Edmunds, Virginia Tech, 6-2, 220, jr., Danville, Virginia; Jaquan Johnson, Miami, 5-11, 190, jr., Miami.

Punter – Lester Coleman, Virginia, 6-5, 225, jr., Martinsville, Virginia.

Coach of the year – Mark Richt, Miami

Offensive player of the year – u-Lamar Jackson, Louisville

Defensive player of the year – Bradley Chubb, North Carolina State

Newcomer of the year – u-A.J. Dillon, Boston College

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