Watson among 3 Tigers named to All-ACC Academic Football Team
CLEMSON, S.C. - Freshmen Artavis Scott and Deshaun Watson along with senior Daniel Rodriguez were named to the 2014 All-ACC Academic football team Wednesday. It marked the first time Clemson had a pair of freshmen make the team.
Scott became the first Tiger freshman in history to make an All-ACC team (second) and the All-ACC Academic team. The native of Oldsmar, Fla. led Clemson in receptions with 76 for 965 yards and had a team-high eight touchdown catches. He was a first-team freshman All-American by ESPN and USA Today. Scott totaled seven catches for 185 yards in the win over South Carolina, a Tiger record for receiving yards against the Gamecocks.
Watson had a 4.0 GPA in the classroom in the fall to match his uniform number. He became the first Tiger quarterback to start at least one game and earn All-ACC Academic honors since 1984, when Mike Eppley accomplished the feat.
Watson led the nation in passing efficiency (minimum 125 attempts) in 2014. He passed for 1,466 yards in his eight games and had a 14-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He threw six touchdown passes against North Carolina to set a Clemson record and to tie the ACC mark.
Rodriguez, an Army veteran who earned a Purple Heart, was named to the All-ACC Academic team for the second straight year. He joined current Arizona Cardinal Jaron Brown as the only wide receivers in school history to be named to the All-ACC Academic team twice. Rodriguez graduated in December.
2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team
Player, School, Class, Pos., Major, Hometown
Tony Adams, NC State, Fr., C/G, Sport Management, Charlotte, N.C.
Braxton Berrios, Miami, Fr., WR, Undeclared Business, Raleigh, N.C.
Adam Bisnowaty, Pitt, So.-R, T, Communication & Rhetoric, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Jamal Bruce, Duke, Sr.-R, DT, Sociology, LaGrange, Ga.
Jeremy Cash, Duke, Jr.-R, S, Psychology, Miami, Fla.
Anthony Chickillo, Miami, Sr., DE, Sport Administration, Tampa, Fla.
Chuck Clark, Virginia Tech, So., S, Human Development, Suffolk, Va.
Riley Dixon, Syracuse, Sr., P, Accounting, Blossvale, N.Y.
*David Durham, Pitt, Sr.-R, DE, Higher Education Management, Charlotte, N.C.
DeVon Edwards, Duke, So.-R, S, Psychology, Covington, Ga.
Nantambu Akil-Fentress, Miami, Sr., S, Biology, Nashville, Tenn.
Bryon Fields, Duke, So., CB, Psychology, Charlotte, N.C.
Zaire Franklin, Syracuse, Fr., LB, Sport Management, Philadelphia, Pa.
*Jordan Garside, Wake Forest, Sr.-R, FB, Graduate Management, Jacksonville, Fla.
David Helton, Duke, Sr.., LB, Psychology, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Calvin Heurtelou, Miami, Jr., DT, Liberal Arts, Spring Valley, N.Y.
Sean Hickey, Syracuse, Sr., T, Supply Chain Management, Murrysville, Pa.
Bo Hines, NC State, Fr., WR, First Year College, Charlotte, N.C.
Ryan Hoefeld, Florida State, Fr.-R, C, Sport Management, New Orleans, La.
Elijah Hood, North Carolina, So., RB, Undeclared, Charlotte, N.C.
Ryan Janvion, Wake Forest, So.-R, SS, Business & Enterprise Mgt., Pembroke Pines, Fla.
*Isaiah Johnson, Georgia Tech, Sr.-R, S, Masters, Building Construction, Tyrone, Ga.
Ryan Johnson, Louisville, Sr.-R, P, Health & Human Performance, Louisville, Ky.
Kevin Kavalec, Boston College, So., DE, Undeclared, Middleburg Heights, Ohio
Cameron Lynch, Syracuse, Sr., LB, Economics, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Ross Martin, Duke, Jr., PK, Psychology, Solon, Ohio
Avonte Maddox, Pitt, Fr., CB, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Detroit, Mich.
John Miller, Syracuse, Sr., C, Information Management, Carson, Calif.
Reggie Mitchell, Pitt, So.-R, CB, Business Marketing, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Will Monday, Duke, Jr.-R, P, Sociology, Flowery Branch, Ga.
*Tyler Murphy, Boston College, Sr.-R, QB, Graduate Administrative Studies, Wethersfield, Conn.
Caleb Peterson, North Carolina, So.-R, G, Exercise & Sport Science, Auburn, Ala.
Shaquille Powell, Duke, Jr., RB, Psychology, Las Vegas, Nev.
*Tyler Purvis, NC State, Sr.-R, FB, Business Adm/Economics (2 majors), Reinholds, Pa.
David Reeves, Duke, Jr.-R, TE, Sociology, Greensboro, Ala.
Daniel Rodriguez, Clemson, Sr.-R, WR, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Mgt,, Stafford, Va.
Sam Rodgers, Syracuse, Sr-R, LS, Nutrition, State College, Pa.
*Matt Rotheram, Pitt, Sr.-R, G, Higher Education Management, North Olmstead, Ohio
Travis Rudolph, Florida State, Fr., WR, Sport Management, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Artavis Scott, Clemson, Fr., WR, Communications, Oldsmar, Fla.
*E.J. Scott, Wake Forest, Sr.-R, WR, Masters in Liberal Studies, Ellicott City, Md.
Cam Serigne, Wake Forest, Fr., TE, Undeclared, Ashburn, Va.
Thomas Sirk, Duke, So.-R, QB, Political Science, Glen St. Mary, Fla.
Jake Smith, Louisville, Sr.-R, G, Economics, Jacksonville, Ala.
*Josh Snead, Duke, Sr-R., RB, Master of Arts, Smithfield, N.C.
Nathan Staub, North Carolina, So.-R, LB, Undecided, Chestnut Mountain, Ga.
Trevor Stroebel, Georgia Tech, So., LS, Business Administration, Saukville, Wis.
*Joe Thuney, NC State, Jr.-R, G, International Studies, Centerville, Ohio
Jack Tocho, NC State, So. ., CB, Accounting, Charlotte, N.C.
Laken Tomlinson, Duke, Sr.-R, G, Psychology/Evolutionary Anthropology., Chicago, Ill.
Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina, Fr.-R, QB, Exercise and Sport Science, Mentor, Ohio
Rob Trudo, Syracuse, Jr., G, Economics, Farrell, Pa.
*Ray Vinopal, Pitt, Sr.-R, S, Finance and Chain Supply, Youngstown, Ohio
Justin Vogel, Miami, So., P, HSC General, Tampa, Fla.
Chad Voytik, Pitt, So.-R, QB, Business Finance, Cleveland, Tenn.
Wil Wahee, Virginia, So.-R, FS, Sociology, Norfolk, Va.
David Wang, Virginia Tech, Sr.-R, G, Instructional Technology, Ashburn, Va.
Deshaun Watson, Clemson, Fr., QB, Communications, Gainesville, Ga.
*Robert Welsh, Syracuse, Sr., DE, Instructional Design, Bay Shore, N.Y.
*Jarrod West, Syracuse, Sr.-R, WR, Teaching & Curriculum, Bethlehem, Pa.
Hunter Williams, Wake Forest, Jr.-R, LB, Business & Enterprise Mgt., Wake Forest, N.C.
Shaun Wilson, Duke, Fr., RB, Undeclared, Charlotte, N.C.
Connor Wingo-Reeves, Virginia, So., FB, Undeclared, Midlothian, Va.
Ryan Winslow, Pitt, Fr.-R, P, Business Administration, Maple Glen, Pa.
John Wolford, Wake Forest, Fr., QB, Undeclared, Jacksonville, Fla.
*Have already obtained undergraduate degree