ACC 2017 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2017 season.

The ACC was arguably the best conference in college football during the 2016 season, and while the 2017 edition wasn't quite as strong, this year was still another standout fall on the gridiron. Clemson finished the regular season as the No. 1 seed for the College Football Playoff and is making its third consecutive trip to the four-team championship behind coach Dabo Swinney. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson earned a trip to New York and finished third in Heisman voting, Miami claimed its first Coastal Division title, and Virginia Tech went 9-3 in coach Justin Fuente's second year in Blacksburg. The league also had 10 of its teams reach bowl eligibility, including Boston College (7-5), Virginia (6-6) and Wake Forest (7-5).

 

With the regular season completed and bowl season starting on Dec. 16, it’s time to recap and look back at the 2017 campaign. Athlon Sports offers its awards and honors the best players in the league with the first, second and third all-conference teams for the ACC:

 

ACC 2017 Awards
 

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

Defensive Player of the Year: Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State

Coach of the Year: Mark Richt, Miami

Freshman of the Year (Offense): AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College

Freshman of the Year (Defense): Brenton Nelson, DB, Virginia

Breakout Player: Mark Gilbert, CB, Duke

 

ACC 2017 All-Conference Team
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

Third-Team

Offense

QB

Lamar Jackson

Louisville 

John Wolford

Wake Forest 

Ryan Finley

NC State 

RB

AJ Dillon

Boston College 

KirVonte Benson

Georgia Tech 

Travis Homer

Miami 

RB

Nyheim Hines

NC State 

Travis Etienne

Clemson 

Ervin Phillips (WR)

Syracuse 

AP

Jaylen Samuels

NC State 

Cam Akers (RB)

Florida State 

Greg Dortch (WR)

Wake Forest 

WR

Steve Ishmael

Syracuse 

Jaylen Smith

Louisville 

Braxton Berrios

Miami 

WR

Cam Phillips

Virginia Tech 

Kelvin Harmon

NC State 

Olamide Zaccheaus

Virginia 

TE

Cam Serigne

Wake Forest 

Christopher Herndon

Miami 

Tommy Sweeney

Boston College 

C

Ryan Anderson

Wake Forest 

Austin Davis

Duke 

Justin Falcinelli

Clemson 

OL

Mitch Hyatt

Clemson 

Chris Lindstrom

Boston College 

Parker Braun

Georgia Tech  

OL

Tony Adams

NC State 

Geron Christian

Louisville 

Brian O'Neill

Pitt 

OL

Will Richardson

NC State 

Kc McDermott

Miami 

Phil Haynes

Wake Forest 

OL

Wyatt Teller

Virginia Tech 

Tyrone Crowder

Clemson 

Shamire Devine

Georgia Tech 

       
 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

Third-Team

Defense

DL

Bradley Chubb

NC State 

Duke Ejiofor 

Wake Forest 

Derrick Nnadi

Florida State 

DL

Clelin Ferrell

Clemson 

Tim Settle

Virginia Tech 

Zach Allen

Boston College 

DL

Christian Wilkins

Clemson 

RJ McIntosh

Miami 

Harold Landry

Boston College 

DL

Dexter Lawrence

Clemson 

Austin Bryant

Clemson 

Ricky Walker

Virginia Tech 

LB

Dorian O'Daniel

Clemson 

Joe Giles-Harris

Duke 

Jaboree Williams

Wake Forest 

LB

Tremaine Edmunds

Virginia Tech 

Shaq Quarterman

Miami 

Ty Schwab 

Boston College 

LB

Micah Kiser

Virginia 

Parris Bennett

Syracuse 

Andrew Motuapuaka

Virginia Tech 

CB

Greg Stroman

Virginia Tech 

Jaire Alexander

Louisville 

Avonte Maddox

Pitt 

CB

Mark Gilbert

Duke 

Michael Jackson

Miami 

M.J. Stewart

North Carolina 

S

Derwin James

Florida State 

Jaquan Johnson

Miami 

Juan Thornhill (CB)

Virginia 

S

Quin Blanding

Virginia 

Lukas Denis

Boston College 

Terrell Edmunds

Virginia Tech 

       
 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

Third-Team

Specialists

K

Cole Murphy

Syracuse 

Michael Badgley

Miami 

Mike Weaver

Wake Forest 

P

Sterling Hofrichter

Syracuse 

Ryan Winslow

Pitt 

Lester Coleman

Virginia 

KR

Anthony

Ratliff-Williams

North Carolina 

Joe Reed

Virginia 

Shaun Wilson

Duke 

PR

Greg Stroman

Virginia Tech 

Quadree Henderson

Pitt 

Michael Walker

Boston College 

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 00:57

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