Jackson, 5 Clemson players lead preseason all-ACC team
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.
Coastal Division favorite Miami placed four players on the team, led by receiver Ahmmon Richards and running back Mark Walton.
Jackson, the league preseason player of the year who set ACC records last season with 51 touchdowns and 393.4 total yards per game, appeared on a league-best 132 ballots.