Seven Tigers named to 2018 All-ACC Academic team

Seven Tigers named to 2018 All-ACC Academic team

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GREENSBORO, N.C. ( — Atlantic Coast Conference Jim Tatum Award winner and National Football Foundation Campbell Trophy recipient Christian Wilkins of Clemson headlines the 70-member 2018 All-ACC Academic Football Team, announced Wednesday by the league office.

Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.

All 14 ACC Football member institutions were represented on the team. Duke led all schools with 12 selections, followed by Georgia Tech (8), Clemson (7), Pitt (6), Syracuse (6), Virginia (6), NC State (5), Boston College (4), Louisville (4), Wake Forest (4), Miami (3), Virginia Tech (2), Florida State (2), and North Carolina (1).

The ACC has selected an All-ACC Academic Football Team every year since 1954. The team was chosen from a pool of ACC football student-athletes who were nominated by their schools.

Wilkins, who helped lead Clemson to a 15-0 mark and the 2018 National Championship, was selected to the All-ACC Academic Team for the fourth time in his career. He becomes the 28th student-athlete to accomplish the feat.

Twenty-one members of the All-ACC Academic Football Team also earned some form of all-conference recognition. Wilkins, Boston College tight end Tommy Sweeney, Duke linebacker Joe Giles-Harris, Georgia Tech offensive guard Parker Braun, NC State quarterback Ryan Finley and center Garrett Bradbury, and Syracuse place-kicker Andre Szmyt were first-team all-conference.

The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.

2019 All-ACC Academic Football Team

Zach Allen***, Boston College, DE, Sr, Finance

Jon Baker, Boston College, OL, Gr., Management

Ray Smith, Boston College, DT, Sr., Communication

Tommy Sweeney, Boston College, TE, Gr., Sports Administration

Adam Choice, Clemson, RB, Gr., Human Resource Development

Justin Falcinelli**, Clemson, C, Gr., Business Administration

Kendall Joseph, Clemson, LB, Gr., Athletic Leadership

Trevor Lawrence, Clemson, QB, Fr., Pre-Business

Sean Pollard**, Clemson, OL, Jr., History

Amari Rodgers, Clemson, WR, So., Sports Communication

Christian Wilkins****, Clemson, DT, Gr., Athletic Leadership

Brittain Brown, Duke, RB, So., Computer Science and Sociology

Michael Carter II, Duke, CB, So., Undeclared

Rakavius Chambers, Duke, OG, So., Undeclared

Joe Giles-Harris**, Duke, LB, Jr., Cultural Anthropology

Quentin Harris, Duke, QB, Jr., Public Policy

Daniel Helm**, Duke, TE, Sr., Masters of Engineering Management

Ben Humphreys***, Duke, LB, Sr., Public Policy

Daniel Jones***, Duke, QB, Jr., Economics

Davis Koppenhaver**, Duke, TE, Sr., Masters in Management Studies

Johnathan Lloyd***, Duke, WR, Sr., Masters in Liberal Studies

Chris Taylor***, Duke, WR, Sr., Masters in Management

Marquis Waters, Duke, S, So., Sociology

Tre' McKitty, Florida State, TE, So., Criminology

Jaiden Woodbey, Florida State, LB, Fr., International Affairs

Parker Braun***, Georgia Tech, OG, Sr., Literature, Media & Communication

Jalen Johnson, Georgia Tech, LB, Gr., Building Construction

Andrew Marshall, Georgia Tech, OT, Gr., Building Construction

Brant Mitchell, Georgia Tech, LB, Sr., Business Administration

Malik Rivera, Georgia Tech, FS, Gr., Quantitative and Computational Finance

Tre Swilling, Georgia Tech, DB, So., Business Administration

Brad Stewart***, Georgia Tech, WR, Sr., Mechanical Engineering

Wesley Wells, Georgia Tech, PK, Fr., Business Administration

CJ Avery, Louisville, LB, So., Sports Administration

Seth Dawkins**, Louisville, WR, Jr, Sports Administration

Mason King**, Louisville, P, Jr., Communication

Cornelius Sturghill, Louisville, CB, Gr., MBA

Travis Homer, Miami, RB, Jr., Management

Jaquan Johnson, Miami, DB, Sr., Human and Social Development

Hayden Mahoney, Miami, OL, Jr., Management

Nick Polino, North Carolina, OG, Jr., Economics

Garrett Bradbury***, NC State, C, Gr., Youth Development/Leadership

A.J. Cole, III**, NC State, P, Sr., Industrial Engineering

Ryan Finley***, NC State, QB, Gr., Postgraduate courses

James Smith-Williams, NC State, DE, Jr., Business Supply Chain Operations

Thayer Thomas, NC State, WR, R-Fr., Management

Rafael Araujo-Lopes**, Pitt, WR, Gr., Governance & International Public Management

Dennis Briggs, Pitt, DB, Gr., Business Administration

Kirk Christodoulou, Pitt, P, R-Fr., Finance

Connor Dintino, Pitt, OL, Gr., Business Administration

Darrin Hall**, Pitt, RB, Sr., Health and Physical Activity

Jimmy Morrissey**, Pitt, OL, So., Finance & Marketing

Cody Conway, Syracuse, OT, Sr., Sport Management

Ryan Guthrie, Syracuse, LB, Sr., Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Koda Martin, Syracuse, OT, Gr., Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation

Airon Servais**, Syracuse, C, So., Health & Exercise Science

Andre Szmyt, Syracuse, PK, R-Fr., Undecided

Kielan Whitner, Syracuse, LB, Sr., Accounting

Marcus Applefield, Virginia, OT, Sr., Educational Psychology

Evan Butts**, Virginia, TE, Sr., Higher Education

Lester Coleman**, Virginia, P, Sr., Public Policy

Jordan Mack**, Virginia, LB, Jr., Youth & Social Innovation

Joe Reed, Virginia, WR, Jr., American Studies

Dillon Reinkensmeyer**, Virginia, C, So., Global Studies

Dax Hollifield, Virginia Tech, LB, Fr., Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise

Zachariah Hoyt, Virginia Tech, OL, So., Accounting & Information Systems

Cade Carney, Wake Forest, RB, Jr., Communication

Alex Bachman, Wake Forest, WR, Sr., Communication

Luke Masterson**, Wake Forest, DB, Jr., Economics

Sage Surratt, Wake Forest, WR, R-Fr., Undeclared

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