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What if the SEC and ACC College Football Teams Had an All-Star Game in 2017?

Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals Football

Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals Football

Major League Baseball’s 2017 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon Sports thinking about potential all-star matchups at the college football level.

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The ACC and SEC ended 2016 at the top of the conference power rankings and are considered the top two college football leagues for 2017. With that in mind, what would the outcome be if the ACC and SEC played an all-star game in July with the best players from each conference?

The idea isn’t going to come to fruition, but it is an interesting concept to ponder.

How would a potential ACC vs. SEC All-Star Game this break down for 2017? Below is a look at how the two teams stack up at each position. The ACC has an advantage on the defensive line, but the SEC has an edge at running back and on the offensive line. The ACC also has an edge at quarterback with Louisville's Lamar Jackson under center. 

Which team has the advantage?

SEC All-Stars


QB Jalen Hurts, Alabama

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RB Kamryn Pettway, Auburn

RB Derrius Guice, LSU

AP Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

WR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama

TE Hayden Hurst, South Carolina

C Frank Ragnow, Arkansas

OL Will Clapp, LSU

OL Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama

OL Braden Smith, Auburn

OL Jonah Williams, Alabama


DL Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss

DL Arden Key, LSU

DL Da'Ron Payne, Alabama

DL Trent Thompson, Georgia

LB Shaun Dion Hamilton, Alabama

LB Jordan Jones, Kentucky

LB Roquan Smith, Georgia

CB Duke Dawson, Florida

CB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama

S Mike Edwards, Kentucky

S Ronnie Harrison, Alabama

Special Teams

K Daniel Carlson, Auburn

P J.K. Scott, Alabama

KR Evan Berry, Tennessee

PR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

ACC All-Stars


QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson

RB Dedrick Mills, Georgia Tech

RB Mark Walton, Miami

AP Jaylen Samuels, NC State

WR Ahmmon Richards, Miami

WR Deon Cain, Clemson

TE Christopher Herndon IV, Miami

OL Tony Adams, NC State

OL Mitch Hyatt, Clemson

OL Brian O'Neill, Pitt

OL Wyatt Teller, Virginia Tech

OL Tyrone Crowder, Clemson


DL Bradley Chubb, NC State

DL Harold Landry, Boston College

DL Dexter Lawrence, Clemson

DL Christian Wilkins, Clemson

LB Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech

LB Micah Kiser, Virginia

LB Stacy Thomas, Louisville

CB Jaire Alexander, Louisville

CB Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State

S Quin Blanding, Virginia

S Derwin James, Florida State

Special Teams

K Michael Badgley, Miami

P Sterling Hofrichter, Syracuse

KR Quadree Henderson, Pitt

PR Braxton Berrios, Miami