ACC Football 2016 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the ACC's best for 2016.

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. 

 

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.

 

Related: ACC Football 2016 Predictions

 

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.

 

ACC 2016 Team Previews

Atlantic Division
 

National

Rank:

65 4 2 18 59 75 64
Coastal Division
 

National

Rank:

53 49 27 21 38 72 29

 

Visit the Athlon Sports Online Store to order a copy of the 2016 ACC Preview Magazine, which features in-depth analysis and previews for all 14 teams, predictions, rankings and features to prepare for the upcoming year. 

 

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

 

 

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