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What if the SEC and ACC College Football Teams Had an All-Star Game in 2019?

Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Tigers Football

Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Tigers Football

Major League Baseball’s 2019 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night, July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. 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.

The SEC ranks as college football's best conference, with the ACC just behind the Big Ten for the No. 2 spot. A hypothetical ACC All-Star squad would be anchored by a high-powered offense that features quarterback Trevor Lawrence, running back Travis Etienne and receivers Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross. Standout cornerback Bryce Hall and versatile linebacker Isaiah Simmons anchor a solid defense. The SEC’s squad is also loaded with offensive firepower and plenty of difference makers 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 2019? Below is a look at how the two teams stack up at each position.

Which team has the advantage?

ACC All-Stars


QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson

RB Travis Etienne, Clemson

RB AJ Dillon, Boston College

WR Tee Higgins, Clemson

WR Justyn Ross, Clemson

AP Deon Jackson, Duke

TE Brevin Jordan, Miami

C Jimmy Morrissey, Pitt

OL Tremayne Anchrum, Clemson

OL Mekhi Becton, Louisville

OL Charlie Heck, North Carolina

OL John Simpson, Clemson


DL Jonathan Garvin, Miami

DL Alton Robinson, Syracuse

DL Xavier Thomas, Clemson

DL Marvin Wilson, Florida State

LB Michael Pinckney, Miami

LB Shaquille Quarterman, Miami

LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

CB Trajan Bandy, Miami

CB Bryce Hall, Virginia

S Andre Cisco, Syracuse

S Damar Hamlin, Pitt

Special Teams   

K Andre Szmyt, Syracuse

P Sterling Hofrichter, Syracuse

KR Joe Reed, Virginia

PR Sean Riley, Syracuse

SEC All-Stars


QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

RB Najee Harris, Alabama

RB D'Andre Swift, Georgia

WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

WR Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt

AP Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt

TE Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

C Drake Jackson, Kentucky

OLPrince Tega Wanogho, Auburn

OL Andrew Thomas, Georgia

OL Tre'Vour Wallace-Simms, Missouri

OL Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama


DL Derrick Brown, Auburn

DL Raekwon Davis, Alabama

DL Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M

DL Jabari Zuniga, Florida

LB Cale Garrett, Missouri

LB Dylan Moses, Alabama

LB Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State

CB Kristian Fulton, LSU

CB CJ Henderson, Florida

S Grant Delpit, LSU

S J.R. Reed, Georgia

Special Teams   

K Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia

P Braden Mann, Texas A&M

KR De'Vion Warren, Arkansas

PR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama