Clemson dominates AP All-ACC team


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Clemson dominates AP All-ACC team

A panel of 14 writers and broadcasters selected nine players from Clemson to the first team AP All-AC team released on Wednesday.

Heisman finalist and Clemson QB Deshaun Watson was selected second-team quarterback behind Louisville's Lamar Jackson.

FIRST TEAM

Offense

Quarterback: Lamar Jackson, Louisville, 6-3, 204, soph., Pompano Beach, Florida.

Running backs: Dalvin Cook, Florida State, 5-11, 213, jr., Miami; James Conner, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 235, jr., Erie, Pennsylvania.

Offensive tackles: Rod Johnson, Florida State, 6-7, 311, jr., Florissant, Missouri; Mitch Hyatt, Clemson, 6-5, 295, soph., Suwanee, Georgia.

Offensive guard: Dorian Johnson, Pittsburgh, 6-5, 315, sr., Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania; Tyrone Crowder, Clemson, 6-2, 340, jr., Marston, North Carolina.

Center: Jay Guillermo, Clemson, 6-3, 310, sr., Maryville, Tennessee.

Tight end: Jordan Leggett, Clemson, 6-5, 260, sr., Navarre, Florida.

Wide receivers: Mike Williams, Clemson, 6-3, 225, jr., Vance, South Carolina; Amba Etta-Tawo, Syracuse, 6-2, 202, sr., Powder Springs, Georgia.

All-purpose player: Quadree Henderson, Pittsburgh, 5-8, 190, soph., Wilmington, Delaware.

Place-kicker: Michael Badgley, Miami, 5-10, 180, jr., Summit, New Jersey.

Defense

Defensive ends: DeMarcus Walker, Florida State, 6-4, 280, sr., Jacksonville, Florida; Harold Landry, Boston College, 6-3, 250, jr., Spring Lake, North Carolina.

Defensive tackles: Carlos Watkins, Clemson, 6-3, 305, sr., Mooresboro, North Carolina; Woody Baron, Virginia Tech, 6-2, 280, sr., Nashville, Tennessee.

Linebackers: Micah Kizer, Virginia, 6-2, 240, jr., Baltimore; Ben Boulware, Clemson, 6-0, 235, sr., Anderson, South Carolina; Marquel Lee, Wake Forest, 6-3, 240, sr., Waldorf, Maryland.

Cornerbacks: Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State, 6-2, 198, soph., Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cordera Tankersley, Clemson, 6-1, 200, sr., Beech Island, South Carolina.

Safeties: Jadar Johnson, Clemson, 6-0, 210, sr., Orangeburg, South Carolina; Quin Blanding, Virginia, 6-2, 215, jr., Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Punter: Nicholas Conte, Virginia, 6-3, 225, sr., Roanoke, Virginia.

SECOND TEAM

Offense

Quarterback: Deshaun Watson, Clemson, 6-3, 215, jr., Gainesville, Georgia.

Running backs: Matt Dayes, North Carolina State, 5-9, 203, sr., Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Mark Walton, Miami, 5-9, 205, soph., Miami.

Offensive tackles: Adam Bisnowaty, Pittsburgh, 6-6, 305, sr., Pittsburgh; Jon Heck, North Carolina, 6-7, 310, sr., Jacksonville, Florida.

Offensive guards: Kareem Are, Florida State, 6-6, 325, sr., Elmont, New York; Tony Adams, North Carolina State, 6-2, 315, jr., Charlotte, North Carolina.

Center: Lucas Crowley, North Carolina, 6-3, 290, sr., Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Tight end: Cole Hikutini, Louisville, 6-5, 248, sr., San Francisco.

Wide receivers: Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech, 6-2, 195, jr., Jacksonville, Florida; Ryan Switzer, North Carolina, 5-10, 185, sr., Charleston, West Virginia.

All-purpose: T.J. Logan, North Carolina, 5-10, 190, sr., Greensboro, North Carolina.

Place-kicker: Mike Weaver, Wake Forest, 6-1, 195, jr., Pine City, New York.

Defense

Defensive ends: Ejuan Price, Pittsburgh, 6-0, 255, sr., Rankin, Pennsylvania; Christian Wilkins, Clemson, 6-4, 310, soph., Springfield, Massachusetts.

Defensive tackles: DeAngelo Brown, Louisville; Dexter Lawrence, Clemson, 6-5, 340, fr., Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Linebackers: Devonte Fields, Louisville, 6-4, 242, sr., Fort Worth, Texas; Keith Kelsey, Louisville, 6-1, 236, sr., Gainesville, Florida; Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech, 6-5, 236, soph., Danville, Virginia.

Cornerbacks: Jaire Alexander, Louisville, 5-11, 188, soph., Charlotte, North Carolina; Corn Elder, Miami, 5-10, 180, sr., Nashville, Tennessee.

Safeties: Jordan Whitehead, Pittsburgh, 5-11, 190, soph., Aliquippa, Pennsylvania; Jessie Bates, Wake Forest, 6-2, 200, fr., Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Punter: Justin Vogel, Miami, 6-4, 215, sr., Tampa, Florida.

Coach of the year: Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech.

Offensive player of the year: Lamar Jackson, Louisville.

Defensive player of the year: DeMarcus Walker, Florida State.

Newcomer of the year: Jerod Evans, Virginia Tech, and Deondre Francois, Florida State.

AP All-ACC voting panel:

Julian Benbow, The Boston Globe; Rick Bozich, WDRB-TV-Louisville; Aaron Brenner; The Charleston Post and Courier; Andy Bitter, The Roanoke Times; Christy Cabrera Chirinos, The Sun-Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale; Andrew Carter, The News & Observer of Raleigh; Safid Deen, The Orlando Sentinel; Jerry DiPaola, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review; Joe Giglio, The News & Observer of Raleigh; Nate Mink, The Post-Standard of Syracuse; Daniel Shirley, Macon Telegraph; Bob Sutton, The Times-News of Burlington; David Teel, The Daily Press of Newport News; Steve Wiseman, The Herald-Sun of Durham

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