Clemson, Florida State dominate AP All-ACC team selections
Clemson and Florida State dominated The Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team.
The ACC champion Tigers placed nine players on the first team while four Seminoles were unanimous picks — running back Dalvin Cook, offensive tackle Rod Johnson, defensive end DeMarcus Walker and cornerback Tarvarus McFadden.
The other unanimous selections were Pittsburgh guard Dorian Johnson, Clemson receiver Mike Williams and Virginia linebacker Micah Kiser.
A panel of 14 writers and broadcasters from the nine ACC states voted Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson the offensive player of the year and Walker the defensive player of the year.
Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois and Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans shared newcomer of the year honors, and Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente is the coach of the year.
Two players from Virginia — Kiser and safety Quin Blanding — joined Miami kicker Michael Badgley, Rod Johnson and Cook as repeat first-team selections.
The 2016 Associated Press All-ACC team, with players listed with name, school, height, weight, class and hometown (“u-” denotes unanimous selections):
Quarterback_Lamar Jackson, Louisville, 6-3, 204, soph., Pompano Beach, Florida.
Running backs_u-Dalvin Cook, Florida State, 5-11, 213, jr., Miami; James Conner, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 235, jr., Erie, Pennsylvania.
Offensive tackles_u-Rod Johnson, Florida State, 6-7, 311, jr., Florissant, Missouri; Mitch Hyatt, Clemson, 6-5, 295, soph., Suwanee, Georgia.
Offensive guards_u-Dorian Johnson, Pittsburgh, 6-5, 315, sr., Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania; Tyrone Crowder, Clemson, 6-2, 340, jr., Marston, North Carolina.
Center_Jay Guillermo, Clemson, 6-3, 310, sr., Maryville, Tennessee.
Tight end_Jordan Leggett, Clemson, 6-5, 260, sr., Navarre, Florida.
Wide receivers_u-Mike Williams, Clemson, 6-3, 225, jr., Vance, South Carolina; Amba Etta-Tawo, Syracuse, 6-2, 202, sr., Powder Springs, Georgia.
All-purpose player_Quadree Henderson, Pittsburgh, 5-8, 190, soph., Wilmington, Delaware.
Place-kicker_Michael Badgley, Miami, 5-10, 180, jr., Summit, New Jersey.
Defensive ends_u-DeMarcus Walker, Florida State, 6-4, 280, sr., Jacksonville, Florida; Harold Landry, Boston College, 6-3, 250, jr., Spring Lake, North Carolina.
Defensive tackles_Carlos Watkins, Clemson, 6-3, 305, sr., Mooresboro, North Carolina; Woody Baron, Virginia Tech, 6-2, 280, sr., Nashville, Tennessee.
Linebackers_u-Micah Kiser, Virginia, 6-2, 240, jr., Baltimore; Ben Boulware, Clemson, 6-0, 235, sr., Anderson, South Carolina; Marquel Lee, Wake Forest, 6-3, 240, sr., Waldorf, Maryland.
Cornerbacks_u-Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State, 6-2, 198, soph., Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cordrea Tankersley, Clemson, 6-1, 200, sr., Beech Island, South Carolina.
Safeties_Jadar Johnson, Clemson, 6-0, 210, sr., Orangeburg, South Carolina; Quin Blanding, Virginia, 6-2, 215, jr., Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Punter_Nicholas Conte, Virginia, 6-3, 225, sr., Roanoke, Virginia.
Quarterback_Deshaun Watson, Clemson, 6-3, 215, jr., Gainesville, Georgia.
Running backs_Matt Dayes, North Carolina State, 5-9, 203, sr., Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Mark Walton, Miami, 5-9, 205, soph., Miami.
Offensive tackles_Adam Bisnowaty, Pittsburgh, 6-6, 305, sr., Pittsburgh; Jon Heck, North Carolina, 6-7, 310, sr., Jacksonville, Florida.
Offensive guards_Kareem Are, Florida State, 6-6, 325, sr., Elmont, New York; Tony Adams, North Carolina State, 6-2, 315, jr., Charlotte, North Carolina.
Center_Lucas Crowley, North Carolina, 6-3, 290, sr., Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Tight end_Cole Hikutini, Louisville, 6-5, 248, sr., San Francisco.
Wide receivers_Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech, 6-2, 195, jr., Jacksonville, Florida; Ryan Switzer, North Carolina, 5-10, 185, sr., Charleston, West Virginia.
All-purpose_T.J. Logan, North Carolina, 5-10, 190, sr., Greensboro, North Carolina.
Place-kicker_Mike Weaver, Wake Forest, 6-1, 195, jr., Pine City, New York.
Defensive ends_Ejuan Price, Pittsburgh, 6-0, 255, sr., Rankin, Pennsylvania; Christian Wilkins, Clemson, 6-4, 310, soph., Springfield, Massachusetts.
Defensive tackles_DeAngelo Brown, Louisville, 6-0, 310, sr., Savannah, Georgia; Dexter Lawrence, Clemson, 6-5, 340, fr., Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Linebackers_Devonte Fields, Louisville, 6-4, 242, sr., Fort Worth, Texas; Keith Kelsey, Louisville, 6-1, 236, sr., Gainesville, Florida; Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech, 6-5, 236, soph., Danville, Virginia.
Cornerbacks_Jaire Alexander, Louisville, 5-11, 188, soph., Charlotte, North Carolina; Corn Elder, Miami, 5-10, 180, sr., Nashville, Tennessee.
Safeties_Jordan Whitehead, Pittsburgh, 5-11, 190, soph., Aliquippa, Pennsylvania; Jessie Bates, Wake Forest, 6-2, 200, fr., Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Punter_Justin Vogel, Miami, 6-4, 215, sr., Tampa, Florida.
Coach of the year: Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech.
Offensive player of the year: Lamar Jackson, Louisville.
Defensive player of the year: DeMarcus Walker, Florida State.
Newcomer of the year: Jerod Evans, Virginia Tech, and Deondre Francois, Florida State.
AP All-ACC voting panel:
Julian Benbow, The Boston Globe; Rick Bozich, WDRB-TV-Louisville; Aaron Brenner; The Charleston Post and Courier; Andy Bitter, The Roanoke Times; Christy Cabrera Chirinos, The Sun-Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale; Andrew Carter, The News & Observer of Raleigh; Safid Deen, The Orlando Sentinel; Jerry DiPaola, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review; Joe Giglio, The News & Observer of Raleigh; Nate Mink, The Post-Standard of Syracuse; Daniel Shirley, Macon Telegraph; Bob Sutton, The Times-News of Burlington; David Teel, The Daily Press of Newport News; Steve Wiseman, The Herald-Sun of Durham.
(This version corrects that Jerod Evans was co-newcomer of the year.)
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