ACC Football 2015 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the ACC's best for 2015.

The ACC loses some of its star power from 2014, but the league still returns plenty of household names and players ready to challenge for All-America honors. And even though the 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project what could happen this year.

 

Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the ACC last week. Now, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor the top players in the league with a release of first, second, third and fourth all-conference teams for 2015.

 

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2015. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2015 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

 

Related: 2015 ACC Predictions, Projected Records and Awards

 

 

ACC 2015 Team Previews

Atlantic Division
    
National
Rank:
56 14 9 38 39 85 82
Coastal Division
 
National
Rank: 
52 18 43 42 41 61 35

 

Athlon's All-ACC Team for 2015

  First-Team Offense Second-Team
Offense
Third-Team Offense Fourth-Team Offense
QB Deshaun Watson
Clemson 
Brad Kaaya
Miami 
Justin Thomas
Georgia Tech 
Marquise Williams
North Carolina 
RB James Conner
Pittsburgh 
Jon Hilliman
Boston College  
Brandon Radcliff
Louisville 
T.J. Logan
North Carolina 
RB Dalvin Cook
Florida State 
Joseph Yearby
Miami 
Wayne Gallman
Clemson 
J.C. Coleman
Virginia Tech 
AP Ryan Switzer (WR)
North Carolina 
Shadrach Thornton (RB)
NC State 
Taquan Mizell (RB)
Virginia 
Sherman Alston (WR)
Boston College 
WR Tyler Boyd
Pittsburgh 
Travis Rudolph
Florida State 
James Quick
Louisville 
Quinshad Davis
North Carolina 
WR Artavis Scott
Clemson 
Mike Williams
Clemson 
Isaiah Ford
Virginia Tech 
Mack Hollins
North Carolina 
TE Bucky Hodges
Virginia Tech 
Cam Serigne
Wake Forest 
Braxton Deaver
Duke 
David Grinnage
NC State 
C Matt Skura
Duke 
Freddie Burden
Georgia Tech 
Ryan Norton
Clemson 
Lucas Crowley
North Carolina 
OG Wyatt Teller
Virginia Tech 
Dorian Johnson
Pittsburgh 
Trey Braun
Georgia Tech 
Ross Burbank
Virginia 
OG Landon Turner
North Carolina 
Joe Thuney
NC State 
Kareem Are
Florida State 
Harris Williams
Boston College 
OT Adam Bisnowaty
Pittsburgh 
Bryan Chamberlain
Georgia Tech 
Jon Heck
North Carolina 
Isaiah Battle*
Clemson 
OT Roderick Johnson
Florida State 
Jonathan McLaughlin
Virginia Tech 
Eric Smith
Virginia 
Ivan Foy
Syracuse 
  First-Team
Defense
Second-Team
Defense
Third-Team
Defense
Fourth-Team
Defense
DE Ken Ekanem
Virginia Tech 
Sheldon Rankins
Louisville 
KeShun Freeman
Georgia Tech 
Kevin Kavalec
Boston College  
DE Dadi Nicolas
Virginia Tech 
Shaq Lawson
Clemson 
DeMarcus Walker
Florida State 
Ron Thompson
Syracuse                
DT Adam Gotsis
Georgia Tech 
N. Lawrence-Stample
Florida State 
Connor Wujciak
Boston College 
Josh Banks
Wake Forest 
DT Luther Maddy
Virginia Tech 
Corey Marshall
Virginia Tech 
David Dean
Virginia 
Nazair Jones
North Carolina 
LB

Brandon Chubb
Wake Forest  

Deon Clarke
Virginia Tech 
Kelby Brown*
Duke 
Reggie Northrup
Florida State 
LB Keith Kelsey
Louisville 
Steven Daniels
Boston College 
James Burgess
Louisville 
Jerod Fernandez
NC State 
LB Terrance Smith
Florida State 
P.J. Davis
Georgia Tech 
Marquel Lee
Wake Forest 
Jermaine Grace
Miami 
CB Kendall Fuller
Virginia Tech 
Mackensie Alexander
Clemson 
Jack Tocho
NC State 
Demetrious Nicholson
Virginia 
CB Jalen Ramsey
Florida State 
Maurice Canady
Virginia 
D.J. White
Georgia Tech 
Chuck Clark (CB/S)
Virginia Tech 
S Quin Blanding
Virginia 
Deon Bush
Miami 
DeVon Edwards
Duke 
Ryan Janvion
Wake Forest 
S Jeremy Cash
Duke 
Jamal Golden
Georgia Tech 
Josh Harvey-Clemons
Louisville 
Artie Burns (CB)
Miami 
  First-Team
Specialists
Second-Team
Specialists
Third-Team
Specialists
Fourth-Team
Specialists
K Roberto Aguayo
Florida State 
Ross Martin
Duke 
Ammon Lakip
Clemson 
Ian Frye
Virginia 
P Alex Kinal
Wake Forest 
Will Monday
Duke 
Riley Dixon
Syracuse 
Justin Vogel
Miami 
KR Myles Willis
Boston College 
DeVon Edwards
Duke 
Tyler Boyd
Pittsburgh 
Kermit Whitfield
Florida State 
PR Tyler Boyd
Pittsburgh 
Ryan Switzer
North Carolina 
Greg Stroman
Virginia Tech 
Sherman Alston
Boston College 

 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2015 All-ACC Team
  First Second Third Fourth
Boston College
Offense: 0
Defense: 0 
Sp. Teams: 1
Offense: 1 
Defense: 1 
​Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 1 
​Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 2
Defense: 1
​Sp. Teams: 1
Clemson
Offense: 2
Defense: 0 
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 1 
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 2 
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1
Offense: 1
Defense: 0 
Sp. Teams: 0
Duke
Offense: 1
Defense: 1 
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 0 
Sp. Teams: 3
Offense: 1 
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 0 
Sp. Teams: 0
Florida State
Offense: 2 
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 1
Offense: 1 
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams:  0
Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 1
Georgia Tech
Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 2 
Defense: 2 
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 2
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0
Louisville
Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 2
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0
Miami
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 2
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 1
North Carolina
Offense: 2
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1
Offense: 1 
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 5
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0
NC State
Offense: 0 
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 2
Defense: 0 
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0
Pittsburgh
Offense: 3
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1
Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0
Syracuse
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 0 
Sp. Teams: 1
Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0
Virginia
Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 2
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 1
Virginia Tech
Offense: 2
Defense: 4
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1
Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0
Wake Forest
Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 1
Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0

* Player selections were done before Clemson's Isaiah Battle left for the supplemental draft and Duke's Kelby Brown suffered a season-ending knee injury.

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