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ACC All-Freshman Team for 2016

Deondre Francois

Deondre Francois

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.

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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. 

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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