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ACC Football 2016 All-Conference Team

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook

The ACC featured four teams – Clemson, Florida State, Louisville and North Carolina – in Athlon's projected top 25 for 2016, and those four teams are home to a good chunk of the league’s talent this fall. The Tigers lead the way with 14 overall selections on Athlon’s 2016 All-ACC team, while North Carolina and Louisville are tied for second with 12. Projected ACC champion Florida State is slightly behind Clemson, North Carolina and Louisville with 10 overall selections. 

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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 2016.

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2016. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2016 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 2016

 

First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

Third-Team Offense

Fourth-Team Offense

QB

Deshaun Watson Clemson 

Brad Kaaya Miami 

Lamar Jackson Louisville 

Mitch Trubisky North Carolina 

RB

Dalvin Cook Florida State 

Elijah Hood North Carolina 

Matt Dayes NC State 

Joseph Yearby Miami 

RB

Wayne Gallman Clemson 

James Conner Pitt 

Travon McMillian Va. Tech 

Jon Hilliman Boston College 

AP

Artavis Scott Clemson 

Jaylen Samuels NC State 

Taquan Mizzell (RB) Virginia  

James Quick (WR) Louisville 

WR

Isaiah Ford Va. Tech 

Mack Hollins North Carolina 

Stacy Coley Miami 

Ryan Switzer North Carolina 

WR

Mike Williams Clemson 

Travis Rudolph Florida State 

Jamari Staples Louisville 

Steve Ishmael Syracuse 

TE

Jordan Leggett Clemson 

Bucky Hodges Va. Tech 

Cam Serigne Wake Forest 

Cole Hikutini Louisville 

C

Jay Guillermo Clemson 

Lucas Crowley North Carolina 

Freddie Burden Ga. Tech 

Jackson Matteo Virginia 

OL

Roderick Johnson Florida State 

Geron Christian Louisville 

Kareem Are Florida State 

Tony Adams NC State 

OL

Mitch Hyatt Clemson 

Jon Heck North Carolina 

Casey Blaser Duke 

Jonathan McLaughlin Va. Tech 

OL

Dorian Johnson Pitt 

Caleb Peterson North Carolina 

Danny Isidora Miami 

Jon Baker Boston College 

OL

Adam Bisnowaty Pitt 

Tyrone Crowder Clemson 

Wyatt Teller Va. Tech 

Gabe Brandner Duke 

 

First-Team Defense

Second-Team Defense

Third-Team Defense

Fourth-Team Defense

DL

Ejuan Price Pitt 

Ken Ekanem Va. Tech 

DeAngelo Brown Louisville 

KeShun Freeman Ga. Tech 

DL

DeMarcus Walker Florida State 

Harold Landry Boston College 

Bradley Chubb NC State 

Nazair Jones North Carolina 

DL

Carlos Watkins Clemson 

Josh Sweat Florida State 

Duke Ejiofor Wake Forest 

A.J. Wolf Duke 

DL

Al-Quadin Muhammad Miami 

Christian Wilkins Clemson 

Derrick Nnadi Florida State 

B.J. Hill NC State 

LB

Ben Boulware Clemson 

Micah Kiser Virginia 

P.J. Davis Ga. Tech 

Connor Strachan Boston College 

LB

Devonte Fields Louisville 

Marquel Lee Wake Forest 

Matt Galambos Pitt 

Zaire Franklin Syracuse 

LB

Keith Kelsey Louisville 

Matt Milano Boston College 

Jermaine Grace Miami 

Ro'Derrick Hoskins Florida State 

CB

Marquez White Florida State 

Des Lawrence North Carolina 

Trumaine Washington Louisville 

Brandon Facyson Va. Tech 

CB

Cordrea Tankersley Clemson 

M.J. Stewart North Carolina 

Brad Watson Wake Forest 

Corn Elder Miami 

S

Derwin James Florida State 

Quin Blanding Virginia 

Chuck Clark Va. Tech 

Donnie Miles North Carolina 

S

Jordan Whitehead Pitt 

J. Harvey-Clemons Louisville 

DeVon Edwards (CB/S) Duke 

Shaq Wiggins (CB) Louisville  

 

First-Team Specialists

Second-Team Specialists

Third-Team Specialists

Fourth-Team Specialists

K

Greg Huegel Clemson 

Michael Badgley Miami 

Cole Murphy Syracuse 

Chris Blewitt Pitt 

P

Justin Vogel Miami 

Nicholas Conte Virginia 

Ryan Winslow Pitt 

A.J. Cole NC State 

KR

DeVon Edwards Duke 

Artavis Scott Clemson 

Michael Walker Boston College 

Nyheim Hines NC State 

PR

Ryan Switzer North Carolina 

Brisly Estime Syracuse 

Bra'Lon Cherry NC State 

Jaire Alexander Louisville 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2016 All-ACC Team

 

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Boston College

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Clemson

Offense: 7 Defense: 3 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Duke

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1 

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Florida State

Offense: 2 Defense: 3 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Georgia Tech

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Louisville

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2  Defense: 2  Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Miami

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 2 Defense: 1  Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

North Carolina

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 5 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

NC State

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1 

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 2

Pitt

Offense: 2 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

Syracuse

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Virginia

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Virginia Tech

Offense: 1  Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1  Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2  Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1  Sp. Teams: 0

Wake Forest

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0