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What if the SEC and ACC College Football Teams Had an All-Star Game in 2018?

Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

Major League Baseball’s 2018 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night, July 16 at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. 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.

NC State Wolfpack QB Ryan Finley

The SEC ranks as college football's best conference, with the ACC just behind the Big Ten for the No. 2 spot. The ACC boasts a deep stable of options in the trenches, along with two talented sophomore running backs in Cam Akers and AJ Dillon. The SEC's offense is anchored by rising star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, with shutdown cornerback Greedy Williams leading the way on defense. 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 2018? Below is a look at how the two teams stack up at each position. 

Which team has the advantage?

SEC All-Stars


QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

RB Damien Harris, Alabama

RB Benny Snell, Kentucky

AP D’Andre Swift, Georgia (RB)

WR A.J. Brown, Ole Miss

WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

TE Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

C Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama

OL Greg Little, Ole Miss

OL Trey Smith, Tennessee

OL Andrew Thomas, Georgia
OL Jonah Williams, Alabama


DL Terry Beckner, Missouri

DL Raekwon Davis, Alabama

DL Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State

DL Montez Sweat, Mississippi State

LB De’Jon Harris, Arkansas

LB Devin White, LSU

LB Mack Wilson, Alabama

CB Deandre Baker, Georgia

CB Greedy Williams, LSU

S Mike Edwards, Kentucky

S J.R. Reed, Georgia

Special Teams

K Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia

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P Corey Fatony, Missouri

KR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

PR Mecole Hardman, Georgia

ACC All-Stars


QB Ryan Finley, NC State

RB AJ Dillon, Boston College

RB Cam Akers, Florida State

AP Greg Dortch, Wake Forest

WR Kelvin Harmon, NC State

WR Ahmmon Richards, Miami

TE Tommy Sweeney, Boston College

C Ryan Anderson, Wake Forest

OL Parker Braun, Georgia Tech

OL Mitch Hyatt, Clemson

OL Tyler Jones, NC State
OL Chris Lindstrom, Boston College


DL Clelin Ferrell, Clemson

DL Dexter Lawrence, Clemson

DL Ricky Walker, Virginia Tech

DL Christian Wilkins, Clemson

LB Joe Giles-Harris, Duke

LB Kendall Joseph, Clemson

LB Shaq Quarterman, Miami

CB Mark Gilbert, Duke

CB Levonta Taylor, Florida State

S Lukas Denis, Boston College

S Jaquan Johnson, Miami

Special Teams

K Ricky Aguayo, Florida State

P Sterling Hofrichter, Syracuse

KR Anthony Ratliff-Williams, North Carolina

PR Michael Walker, Boston College