ACC All-Freshman Team for 2016

Awarding the ACC's top freshmen of 2016.

With two of the nation’s best in Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson leading the way, quarterback play was a strength across the ACC in 2016. And the future of the position is in good hands in this league, as Florida State’s Deondre Francois and Duke’s Daniel Jones posted solid debuts this fall and headline the 2016 ACC All-Freshman Team by Athlon Sports. The strength of the 2016 freshman class in the ACC was on defense, as Florida State end Brian Burns, Clemson tackle Dexter Lawrence and Miami linebacker Shaq Quarterman were among the best in the nation at their position with freshmen contributors.

 

With bowl games up next, it’s time to look back the 2016 season and hand out some hardware to the league’s top freshmen. 

 

Related: College Football 2016 Postseason All-America Team

 

Which freshmen had the best year in the ACC this fall? Here is the 2016 Athlon Sports ACC All-Freshman Team:

 

ACC All-Freshman Team for 2016
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

QB

Deondre Francois

Florida State 

Daniel Jones

Duke 

RB

Dedrick Mills

Georgia Tech

Chawntez Moss

Pitt 

RB

Cade Carney

Wake Forest 

Moe Neal

Syracuse 

AP

Davon Jones

Boston College  

Sean Riley

Syracuse 

WR

Ahmmon Richards

Miami 

Tre Tipton

Pitt 

WR

Kelvin Harmon

NC State 

Aaron Young

Duke 

TE

Carl Tucker

North Carolina 

Seth Dawkins (WR)

Louisville 

C

Colin Byrne

Syracuse 

Evan Adams (OL)

Syracuse 

OL

Parker Braun

Georgia Tech 

Sean Pollard

Clemson 

OL

Landon Dickerson

Florida State 

Jahaziel Lee

Georgia Tech 

OL

Tommy Hatton

North Carolina 

Zach Baker

Duke 

OL

Elijah Johnson

Boston College 

Tremayne Anchrum

Clemson 

     
 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

DL

Brian Burns

Florida State 

Trevon Hill/Tim Settle

Virginia Tech 

DL

Dexter Lawrence

Clemson 

Aaron Crawford

North Carolina 

DL

Joe Jackson

Miami 

Josh Black

Syracuse 

DL

Clelin Ferrell

Clemson 

Eli Hanback

Virginia 

LB

Joe Giles-Harris

Duke 

Jordan Mack

Virginia 

LB

Shaq Quarterman

Miami 

Zach McCloud

Miami 

LB

Michael Pinckney

Miami 

Mark Gilbert (DB)

Duke  

DB

Amari Henderson

Wake Forest 

Kyle Meyers

Florida State 

DB

Jessie Bates 

Wake Forest 

Malek Young

Miami 

DB

Levonta Taylor

Florida State 

Christopher Fredrick

Syracuse 

DB

Bryce Hall

Virginia 

Patrice Rene

North Carolina 

     
 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

K

Ricky Aguayo

Florida State 

N/A
P

Sterling Hofrichter

Syracuse 

Dom Maggio

Wake Forest 

KR

Joe Reed

Virginia 

Sean Riley 

Syracuse 

PR

Jessie Bates

Wake Forest 

Sean Riley

Syracuse 

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 20:00

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