CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clelin Ferrell fidgets in his seat, knowing how close — and how far away — to achieving what he returned to Clemson to capture: The national championship.
The 2018 AP All-America team:
Quarterback — Kyler Murray, junior, Oklahoma
Running backs — Jonathan Taylor, sophomore, Wisconsin; Darrell Henderson, junior, Memphis
Tackles — Jonah Williams, junior, Alabama; Mitch Hyatt, senior, Clemson
Guards — Beau Benzschawel, senior, Wisconsin; Bunchy Stallings, senior, Kentucky
Center — Garrett Bradbury, senior, North Carolina State
Tight end — Jace Sternberger, junior, Texas A&M
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — No. 2 Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday.
The four-time defending league champions placed 11 players on the two teams as selected by a panel of 14 sports writers who cover the conference.
Five Tigers made the first team, and four were unanimous picks. Offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt was a unanimous pick for the second straight year.
The Associated Press has been honoring college football's best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The final All-America watch of the season features All-America matchups from each of this weekend's Power Five conference championship games.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — No. 2 Clemson placed five players on the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-league team.
Running back Travis Etienne received a league-best 174 points in results announced Monday and determined by a vote of 46 media members and the league's 14 head coaches.
Players received three points for a first-team vote, two for a second-team vote and one for a third-team selection.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Boston College running back AJ Dillon is the Atlantic Coast Conference preseason player of the year.
In voting results released Tuesday, Dillon received 45 of 148 votes from media members at last week's media days to edge Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, who had 42.
Dillon rushed for 1,589 yards last season, the second-most by any freshman in ACC history. He was joined by Florida State's Cam Akers in the backfield of the preseason all-conference team.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson receiver Deon Cain is joining the growing list of Tigers' underclassmen declaring for the NFL draft.
The school announced Cain's decision Wednesday. He joins receiver Ray-Ray McCloud, safety Van Smith and offensive lineman Taylor Hearn as Tigers giving up their remaining eligibility to turn pro.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson receiver Ray-Ray McCloud will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft, becoming the first of several Tiger underclassmen who could go pro.
McCloud announced his decision Sunday on the football team's Twitter account . The 5-foot-10, 180-pound junior from Tampa, Florida, has been a returner and defensive back in his three seasons at Clemson.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Top-ranked Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams released Tuesday.
The league-champion Tigers placed six players on the first team, led by offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt — one of eight unanimous selections from the panel of 14 sports writers who cover the conference.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and five players from top-ranked Clemson headline the all-Atlantic Coast Conference first team.
The ACC released its all-conference teams Monday following a vote of 14 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Jackson, last year's Heisman Trophy winner, was selected as the all-conference quarterback for the second straight year after averaging an FBS-best 411 total yards.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — It seems impossible for any Clemson fan to overlook 5-foot-11 Hunter Renfrow after his game-winning catch clinched the Tigers first national title in 35 years.
But there was Renfrow at a Brazilian steakhouse on Hilton Head this summer alongside bigger teammates — defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence and offensive lineman Mitch Hyatt — all projected as high NFL draft picks the next two seasons.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson of Louisville and five players from reigning national champion Clemson headline the preseason all-Atlantic Coast Conference team.
The ACC on Wednesday announced the team following a vote of 167 media members who attended last week's media days in Charlotte.
The Tigers were represented by three offensive players — receiver Deon Cain and linemen Mitch Hyatt and Tyrone Crowder — plus defensive linemen Dexter Lawrence and Christian Wilkins.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The all-Atlantic Coast Conference football team, as announced Monday following a vote of 48 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, with first-team votes worth three points, second-team votes worth two points and third-team votes worth one point.
No. 3 Clemson (3-0, 2-0 ACC) at Boston College (3-2, 0-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Line: Clemson by 17.
Series record: Clemson leads 14-9-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
The Tigers need to recover quickly from a draining victory at home against Louisville and focus on a Boston College team that plays legitimately good defense. Beating Clemson would be the highlight of coach Steve Addazio's tenure at BC and end a 10-game conference losing streak.