ACSMA announces 2016 All-ACC Football Teams

acc footballClemson, which is set to defend its Atlantic Coast Conference championship later this week, leads all schools with 15 selections to the 2016 All-ACC Football Teams, as voted upon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).

The Atlantic Division co-champion Tigers placed nine members on the All-ACC first team (five offense, four defense).

Coastal Division champion Virginia Tech, which will face the Tigers in Saturday night’s Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game in Orlando, had nine total players chosen, as did Atlantic Division co-champion Louisville.

Forty-eight ACSMA members cast ballots for the 2016 All-ACC Football Teams, with three points awarded for each first-team vote, two points for each second-team vote and one point for each third-team selection.

Florida State junior Dalvin Cook, the ACC’s rushing leader with 1,620 yards, leads the overall voting with 139 points. He is joined on the first team by Louisville sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson, who leads the conference in total offense with 410.7 yards per game and set a conference record for touchdown responsibility with 51 (30 passing, 21 rushing).

Rounding out the first-team backfield is Pitt running back James Conner, the 2014 ACC Player of the Year, who battled back from a bout with cancer and a knee injury to re-establish himself as one of college football’s elite players. The first-team receiving trio of Clemson’s Mike Williams, Syracuse’s Amba Etta-Tawo and North Carolina’s Ryan Switzer have combined for 264 receptions, 29 touchdowns and more than 3,600 receiving yards.

Also featured on the offensive first team are two-time ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner Roderick Johnson of Florida State and Clemson tight end Jordan Leggett. The Tigers’ presence is felt across the front line with center Jay Guillermo, tackle Mitch Hyatt and guard Tyrone Crowder all earning first-team selections. They are joined by Pitt guard Dorian Johnson.

Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware, who helps anchor a Tigers’ unit that has allowed just 17 points and a shade over 300 yards per game, leads the All-ACC defensive first-team voting. He is joined by defensive ends DeMarcus Walker of Florida State and Ejuan Price of Pitt; tackles Carlos Watkins of Clemson and Woody Baron of Virginia Tech, and fellow linebackers Micah Kiser of Virginia and Devonte Fields of Louisville.

A pair of Clemson seniors earned first-team spots in the secondary, with Cordrea Tankersley manning one cornerback position and Jadar Johnson chosen at safety. They are joined by Virginia junior safety Quin Blanding and Florida State sophomore cornerback Tavarus McFadden.

Virginia’s Kiser (11.2 per game) and Blanding (10.0) lead the ACC in total tackles. Florida State’s Walker shares the NCAA FBS lead in quarterback sacks with Boston College’s Harold Landry with 15, and Pitt’s Price has 12 to his credit. Price also leads the ACC with 21 total tackles for loss. McFadden’s eight interceptions lead the conference.

Wake Forest kicker Mike Weaver, Pitt explosive returner Quadree Henderson and Virginia punter Nicholas Conte complete the All-ACC first team.


2016 ACSMA All-ACC Football Team


WRMike WilliamsR-Jr.Clemson131 pts
WRAmba Etta-TawoR-Sr.Syracuse125
WRRyan SwitzerSr.North Carolina107
TEJordan LeggettSr.Clemson95
TRoderick JohnsonJr.Florida State118
TMitch HyattSo.Clemson104
GTyrone CrowderR-Jr.Clemson104
GDorian JohnsonSr.Pittsburgh88
CJay GuillermoR-Sr.Clemson86
QBLamar JacksonSo.Louisville125
RBDalvin CookJr.Florida State139
RBJames ConnerR-Jr.Pittsburgh119
PKMike WeaverR-Jr.Wake Forest47
Sp.Quadree HendersonSo.Pittsburgh103



DEDeMarcus WalkerSr.Florida State125
DEEjuan PriceR-Sr.Pittsburgh107
DTCarlos WatkinsR-Sr.Clemson113
DTWoody BaronSr.Virginia Tech79
LBBen BoulwareSr.Clemson131
LBMicah KiserJr.Virginia99
LBDevonte FieldsSr.Louisville70
CBTarvarus McFaddenSo.Florida State113
CBCordrea TankersleySr.Clemson97
SQuin BlandingJr.Virginia100
SJadar JohnsonSr.Clemson94
PNicholas ConteSr.Virginia118



WRIsaiah FordJr.Virginia Tech103
WRTravis RudolphJr.Florida State81
WRAhmmon RichardsFr.Miami 50
TECole HikutiniSr.Louisville62
TAdam BisnowatyR-Sr.Pittsburgh88
TJon HeckSr.North Carolina57
GTony AdamsJr.NC State54
GKareem AreR-Sr.Florida State54
CLucas CrowleySr.North Carolina64
QBDeshaun WatsonJr.Clemson102
RBMatthew DayesSr.NC State79
RBWayne GallmanR-Jr.Clemson73
PKGreg HuegelR-So.Clemson39
Sp.T.J. LoganSr.North Carolina57



DEHarold LandryJr.Boston College92
DEChristian WilkinsSo.Clemson72
DTDexter LawrenceFr.Clemson67
DTDeAngelo BrownSr.Louisville66
LBMarquel LeeSr.Wake Forest64
LBKeith KelseySr.Louisville56
LBTremaine EdmundsSo.Virginia Tech47
CBJaire AlexanderSo.Louisville80
CBCorn ElderSr.Miami 53
SJordan WhiteheadSo.Pittsburgh54
SJessie BatesFr.Wake Forest42
PJustin VogelSr.Miami 78



WRArtavis ScottJr.Clemson46
WRJames QuickSr.Louisville44
WRStacy ColeySr.Miami30
TEBucky HodgesR-Jr.Virginia Tech52
TBrian O’NeillR-So.Pittsburgh35
TJonathan McLaughlinSr.Virginia Tech33
GAugie ConteR-Sr.Virginia Tech48
GDanny IsidoraSr.Miami 43
CFreddie BurdenR-Sr.Georgia Tech27
QBMitch TrubiskyJr.North Carolina29
RBMark WaltonSo.Miami 59
RBElijah HoodJr.North Carolina40
PKJoey SlyeJr.Virginia Tech37
Sp.Brisly EstimeSr.Syracuse32



DEBradley ChubbJr.NC State64
DEDuke EjioforR-Jr.Wake Forest37
DTDerrick NnadiJr.Florida State65
DTNazair JonesJr.North Carolina33
LBBen HumphreysSo.Duke46
LBAndrew MotuapuakaR-Jr.Virginia Tech41
LBZaire FranklinJr.Syracuse40
CBGreg StromanJr.Virginia Tech45
CBBreon BordersSr.Duke37
SJosh Harvey-ClemonsSr.Louisville38
SChucky WilliamsJr.Louisville34
PSterling HofrichterFr.-RSyracuse30



WRErvin PhilipsJr.Syracuse29
WRQuadree HendersonSo.Pittsburgh22
WRBug HowardSr.North Carolina20
TEJaylen SamuelsJr.NC State24
TEDavid NjokuR-So.Miami 22
TGeron ChristianSo.Louisville31
GWilson BellR-Jr.Florida State33
GWyatt TellerR-Jr.Virginia Tech23
GKhalil HunterSr.Louisville21
CAlec EberleR-So.Florida State24
CJoe ScelfoGr-Tfr.NC State22
RBTaquan MizzellSr.Virginia30
PKHarrison ButkerSr.Georgia Tech34
PKChris BlewittSr.Pittsburgh34
PKMichael BadgleyJr.Miami 31
PKRicky AguayoFr.Florida State30
PKNick WeilerSr.North Carolina27
Sp.Ryan SwitzerSr.North Carolina26
Sp.Ray-Ray McCloudSo.Clemson20



DEKen EkanemSr.Virginia Tech25
DEJames HearnsR-Jr.Louisville22
DTDemarcus ChristmasR-So.Florida State25
DTPatrick GambleR-Sr.Georgia Tech23
DTTyrique JarrettSr.Pittsburgh21
LBAndre SmithSo.North Carolina37
LBMatt MilanoSr.Boston College37
LBKendall JosephR-So.Clemson32
LBConnor StrachanJr.Boston College31
LBJoe Giles-HarrisFr.Duke25
LBShaquille QuartermanR-Fr.Miami 24
LBParris BennettJr.Syracuse23
CBMarquez WhiteSr.Florida State28
CBDes LawrenceSr.North Carolina27
CBM.J. StewartJr.North Carolina24
SJosh JonesJr.NC State28
STerrell EdmundsR-So.Virginia Tech28
SChuck ClarkSr.Virginia Tech23
SRayshawn JenkinsR-Sr.Miami 23
SVan SmithSo.Clemson21
PDom MaggioFr.Wake Forest23


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