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ACC 2017 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals Football

Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals Football

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).

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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

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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