during their game at Memorial Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina.

Four Seminoles Named First Team All-ACC

Monday November 30, 2015
Courtesy of TheACC.com
LINK: ACSMA ANNOUNCES 2015 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL TEAMS

Clemson’s Watson, Florida State’s Cook are unanimous selections

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Florida State running back Dalvin Cook are unanimous first-team selections to the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team, as voted upon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).

Both sophomores were named to the first team on all 50 ballots cast by ACSMA members.

Watson, who led the Tigers to an unbeaten regular season and a No. 1 national ranking, leads the ACC in total offense with 331.6 yards per game and has accounted for 36 touchdowns (27 passing, nine rushing).

Florida State’s Cook leads the ACC and ranks fifth nationally with 1,658 rushing yards in 11 games, and he leads the conference in scoring with 19 touchdowns.

Clemson and eighth-ranked North Carolina, which will meet in the 2015 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship game on Saturday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, fill a combined 31 spots on the All-ACC first, second and third teams.

The Atlantic Division champion Tigers lead with 17 selections, including six on the first team. The Coastal Division champion Tar Heels saw 13 players claim 14 spots, with junior Ryan Switzer chosen as both a second-team specialist and a third-team wide receiver.

Florida State had 12 total selections, and was second to Clemson in first-team selections with four.

The All-ACC first-team offensive unit includes the conference’s top two rushers in Cook and North Carolina’s Elijah Hood (1,280 yards and 16 touchdowns), as well as the top two leaders in receptions in Pitt’s Tyler Boyd (85 catches for 873 yards) and Clemson’s Artavis Scott (77 catches for 709 yards).

Also included among the first-team receiving corps are Virginia Tech’s Isaiah Ford, who leads all ACC wideouts with 10 touchdown catches and 937 receiving yards, and NC State tight end Jaylen Samuels (64 receptions, 599 yards and seven touchdowns).

The offensive line includes the 2015 ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy recipient in Florida State’s Roderick Johnson, as well as four-time ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week Landon Turner of North Carolina. They are joined by NC State tackle Joe Thuney, Clemson guard Eric Mac Lain and Duke center Matt Skura.

The special teams’ first unit features three-time All-ACC placekicker Roberto Aguayo of Florida State (106 points, including 20-of-24 field goal attempts) and Duke’s DeVon Edwards, who has returned three kickoffs for touchdowns this season.

The All-ACC first-team defensive unit is highlighted by several student-athletes that are current contenders for national awards, including a pair of Bronco Nagurski Award finalists in Duke safety Jeremy Cash and Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson. Cash is also one of three finalists for the the Jim Thorpe Award, and Lawson – who leads the nation with 20.5 tackles for loss – is a finalist for the Lombardi Trophy.

Also included is Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price, whose resume includes five quarterback sacks in a single game. Defensive tackles Carlos Watkins (Clemson), Luther Maddy (Virginia Tech) and Connor Wujciak (Boston College) complete the All-ACC first-team front five.

The first-team defensive unit also includes the ACC’s two leading tacklers in Virginia linebacker Micah Kiser (117) and safety Quin Blanding (115).

Kiser is joined on the first-team linebacker corps by Wake Forest’s Brandon Chubb and Louisville’s Keith Kelsey. Cornerbacks Jalen Ramsey of Florida State and Mackensie Alexander of Clemson join Cash and Blanding in the secondary. Syracuse’s Riley Dixon received the nod as first-team punter.

Nineteen student-athletes chosen to the 2015 All-ACC Football team by ACSMA are repeat selections from last season.

The 2015 ACSMA All-ACC Football Teams:

First Team Offense
WR Tyler Boyd Jr. Pitt 147
WR Artavis Scott So. Clemson 130
WR Isaiah Ford So. Virginia Tech 124
TE Jaylen Samuels So. NC State 93
T Roderick Johnson So. Florida State 102
T Joe Thuney Sr.-R NC State 82
G Landon Turner Sr.-R North Carolina 132
G Eric Mac Lain Sr.-R Clemson 113
C Matt Skura Sr.-R Duke 94
QB Deshaun Watson So. Clemson 150
RB Dalvin Cook So. Florida State 150
RB Elijah Hood So. North Carolina 123
PK Roberto Aguayo Jr.-R Florida State 86
Sp. DeVon Edwards Jr.-R Duke 103
First Team Defense
DE Shaq Lawson Jr. Clemson 132
DE Ejuan Price Sr.-R Pitt 111
DT Carlos Watkins Jr.-R Clemson 101
DT Luther Maddy Sr.-R Virginia Tech 60
DT Connor Wujciak Sr.-R Boston College 60
LB Micah Kiser So.-R Virginia 93
LB Brandon Chubb Sr.-R Wake Forest 87
LB Keith Kelsey Jr. Louisville 78
CB Jalen Ramsey Jr. Florida State 122
CB Mackensie Alexander So.-R Clemson 81
S Jeremy Cash Sr.-R Duke 122
S Quin Blanding So. Virginia 88
P Riley Dixon Sr. Syracuse 77
Second Team Offense
WR Travis Rudolph So. Florida State 96
WR Canaan Severin Sr. Virginia 88
WR Mack Hollins Jr.-R North Carolina 63
WR Kermit Whitfield Jr. Florida State 63
TE Jordan Leggett Jr. Clemson 77
T Jon Heck Jr.-R North Carolina 79
T Adam Bisnowaty Jr.-R Pitt 77
G Dorian Johnson Jr. Pitt 49
G Caleb Peterson Jr.-R North Carolina 45
C Jay Guillermo Jr.-R Clemson 88
QB Marquise Williams Sr.-R North Carolina 95
RB Wayne Gallman So.-R Clemson 115
RB Qadree Ollison Fr.-R Pitt 69
PK Greg Huegel Fr.-R Clemson 77
Sp. Ryan Switzer Jr. North Carolina 83
Second Team Defense
DE Mike Rose Sr.-R NC State 96
DE DeMarcus Walker Jr. Florida State 81
DT Nile Lawrence-Stample Sr.-R Florida State 58
DT DeAngelo Brown Jr.-R Louisville 46
LB Steven Daniels Sr. Boston College 65
LB Ben Boulware Jr. Clemson 60
LB B.J. Goodson Sr.-R Clemson 60
LB Reggie Northrup Sr. Florida State 60
CB M.J. Stewart So. North Carolina 65
CB Artie Burns Jr. Miami 51
S Jayron Kearse Jr. Clemson 69
S Justin Simmons Sr. Boston College 47
P Alex Kinal Sr.-R Wake Forest 75
Third Team Offense
WR Stacy Coley Jr. Miami 58
WR Ryan Switzer Jr. North Carolina 34
WR Quinshad Davis Sr. North Carolina 28
TE Bucky Hodges So.-R Virginia Tech 52
T Mitch Hyatt Fr. Clemson 66
T Joe Gore Sr.-R Clemson 59
G Tyrone Crowder So.-R Clemson 39
G Kareem Are Jr.-R Florida State 38
C Lucas Crowley Jr. North Carolina 58
QB Brad Kaaya So. Miami 30
RB Taquan Mizzell Jr. Virginia 43
RB Travon McMillian Fr.-R Virginia Tech 30
PK Ross Martin Sr. Duke 56
Sp. Brisly Estime Jr. Syracuse 34
Third Team Defense
DE Sheldon Rankins Sr. Louisville 47
DE Ron Thompson Jr. Syracuse 24
DT Nazair Jones So.-R North Carolina 33
DT Derrick Nnadi So. Florida State 31
DT Darryl Render Sr. Pitt 31
LB Shakeel Rashad Sr. North Carolina 58
LB James Burgess Sr. Louisville 53
LB Dwayne Norman Sr. Duke 43
CB Cordrea Tankersley Jr. Clemson 47
CB Des Lawrence Jr. North Carolina 45
S Jordan Whitehead Fr. Pitt 41
S Derwin James Fr. Florida State 30
P Will Monday Sr.-R Duke 39
Honorable Mention Offense
TE Cam Serigne So.-R Wake Forest 39
T Bryan Chamberlain Sr.-R Georgia Tech 29
T Casey Blaser Jr.-R Duke 23
T Geron Christian Fr. Louisville 20
G Chad Mavety Jr.-R Florida State 36
G Lucas Patrick Sr.-R Duke 35
G Ross Burbank Sr.-R Virginia 28
G Trey Braun Sr.-R Georgia Tech 25
C Quinton Schooley Sr. NC State 23
RB Matt Dayes Jr. NC State 29
RB Joe Yearby So. Miami 26
PK Nick Weiler Jr. North Carolina 36
PK Michael Badgley So. Miami 27
Sp. Nyheim Hines Fr. NC State 25
Sp. Kermit Whitfield Jr. Florida State 23
Sp. Bra’Lon Cherry Jr. NC State 22
Honorable Mention Defense
DE Kevin Dodd Jr.-R Clemson 22
DT Adam Gotsis Sr. Georgia Tech 28
DT David Dean Sr.-R Virginia 28
DT Corey Marshall Sr.-R Virginia Tech 21
LB Trevon Young Jr. Louisville 41
LB Terrance Smith Sr.-R Florida State 39
LB Devonte Fields Jr. Louisville 39
LB Matt Milano Jr. Boston College 38
LB Jeff Schoettmer Sr.-R North Carolina 25
CB Trumaine Washington So. Louisville 38
CB Shaq Wiggins So.-R Louisville 23
CB Avonte Maddox So. Pitt 21
S Deon Bush Sr. Miami 29
S DeVon Edwards Jr.-R Duke 27
S Donnie Miles So.-R North Carolina 26
S Josh Harvey-Clemons Jr.-R Louisville 21
S Lamarcus Brutus Sr.-R Florida State 20
P Nicholas Conte Jr.-R Virginia 31
P Cason Beatty Sr. Florida State 27

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