ACC 2016 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2016 season.

It’s no secret the 2016 season was a successful one for the ACC. Clemson claimed the conference title and is headed for the College Football Playoff for the second year in a row, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson won the Heisman Trophy and new hires at Miami (Mark Richt), Virginia Tech (Justin Fuente) and Syracuse (Dino Babers) immediately helped their programs take a step forward. With all signs pointing to successful tenures ahead for Richt, Fuente and Babers, the overall depth of the ACC continues to improve. Additionally, 11 of the 14 ACC teams are bowling, with Florida State making an appearance in a New Year’s Six Bowl for the second consecutive season.

 

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With the regular season completed and bowl season starting on Dec. 17, it’s time to recap and look back at the 2016 campaign. Athlon Sports offers its awards and honors the best players in the league with the first and second all-conference teams for the ACC:

 

ACC 2016 Season Awards
 

Offensive Player of the Year: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville

 

Defensive Player of the Year: DeMarcus Walker, DL, Florida State

 

Coach of the Year: Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech

 

Freshman of the Year (Offense): Deondre Francois, QB, Florida State

 

Freshman of the Year (Defense): Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson

 

Offensive Coordinator of the Year: Matt Canada, Pitt

 

Defensive Coordinator of the Year: Brent Venables, Clemson

 

Newcomer of the Year: Jerod Evans, QB, Virginia Tech

 

Breakout Player: Amba Etta-Tawo, WR, Syracuse

 

ACC 2016 Season Awards
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

QB

Lamar Jackson

Louisville 

Deshaun Watson

Clemson 

RB

Dalvin Cook

Florida State 

Matt Dayes

NC State 

RB

James Conner

Pitt 

Mark Walton

Miami 

 

AP

Quadree Henderson

Pitt 

Jaylen Samuels

NC State 

WR

Mike Williams

Clemson 

Isaiah Ford

Virginia Tech 

WR

Amba Etta-Tawo

Syracuse 

Ryan Switzer

North Carolina 

TE

Jordan Leggett

Clemson 

Cole Hikutini

Louisville 

C

Jay Guillermo

Clemson 

Lucas Crowley

North Carolina 

OL

Dorian Johnson

Pitt 

Brian O'Neill

Pitt 

OL

Roderick Johnson

Florida State 

Danny Isidora

Miami 

OL

Mitch Hyatt

Clemson 

Tyrone Crowder

Clemson 

OL

Adam Bisnowaty

Pitt 

Freddie Burden (C)

Georgia Tech 

     
 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

DL

DeMarcus Walker

Florida State 

Dexter Lawrence

Clemson 

DL

Ejuan Price

Pitt 

Christian Wilkins

Clemson 

DL

Carlos Watkins

Clemson 

Bradley Chubb

NC State 

DL

Harold Landry

Boston College 

Woody Barron

Virginia Tech 

LB

Marquel Lee

Wake Forest 

Derrick Nnadi (DL)

Florida State 

LB

Ben Boulware

Clemson 

Keith Kelsey

Louisville 

LB

Micah Kiser

Virginia 

Tremaine Edmunds

Virginia Tech 

CB

Tarvarus McFadden

Florida State 

Corn Elder

Miami 

 

CB

Cordrea Tankersley

Clemson 

Jaire Alexander

Louisville 

S

Jadar Johnson

Clemson 

Jordan Whitehead

Pitt 

S

Quin Blanding

Virginia 

Josh Jones

NC State 

     
 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

K

Nick Weiler

North Carolina 

Michael Badgley

Miami 

P

Nicholas Conte

Virginia 

Justin Vogel

Miami 

KR

Quadree Henderson

Pitt 

T.J. Logan

North Carolina 

PR

Braxton Berrios

Miami 

Brisly Estime

Syracuse 

 

 
Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 22:01

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