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ACC Football 2015 All-Conference Team

James Conner

James Conner

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.

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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.