Triangle Sports Roundup – ACC Football All-Conference awards

Cheryl Treworgy, TSN via PrettySporty.com

Cheryl Treworgy, TSN via PrettySporty.com

ACC Football: 2014 All-Conference Team announced

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Atlantic Division champion Florida State led the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Football Team announced Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).

The defending national champion and nationally-second-ranked Seminoles placed 17 members on the squad, including 10 first-team selections, as voted upon by 55 ACSMA members.

Coastal Division runner-up Duke had nine players selected, including four on the first team.

Eight student-athletes were chosen from Virginia, while Coastal Division champion Georgia Tech followed with seven and Clemson, Louisville and Miami each placed six student-athletes on the squad.

Each of the ACC’s 14 football member schools placed at least one player on the first-, second- or third teams.

The All-ACC offensive first team featured a number of national leaders at their positions, including the reigning Heisman Trophy winner in Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and Seminoles offensive lineman Cameron Erving, the ACC’s two-time Jacobs Blocking Trophy recipient.

The first team also boasted the ACC’s top two rushers in Pitt’s James Conner (fourth nationally with 1,675 yards and second nationally with an ACC-record 24 rushing touchdowns) and Miami’s Duke Johnson (11th nationally with 1,520 yards and 13 total TDs).

FSU’s Winston, who leads the ACC in passing yardage (3,250 yards) and total offense (302.3 yards per game) was joined on the first team by Seminole teammate Rashad Greene, who leads the league in receiving  (1,183 yards on 86 catches).

The All-ACC first-team receiving corps featured two other repeat performers from the 2013 squad in Duke’s Jamison Crowder (78 receptions for 942 yards) and Pitt’s Tyler Boyd (69 catches for 1,149 yards and eight TDs).

Crowder was also selected to the first team as a kick returner and was one of three players who earned All-ACC honors at two positions.

FSU’s Erving was chosen at both first-team offensive tackle and second-team center.

Pitt’s Boyd was selected as a first-team receiver and a second-team kick returner.

The defensive first team featured Louisville safety Gerod Holliman, who tied a national record with 14 interceptions in the Cardinals’ 12 regular-season games.

One of the defensive end spots was manned by Clemson grad student Vic Beasley, who leads the ACC this season with 11 quarterback sacks and leads all active FBS players in career sacks with 32.

The first team also included the ACC’s leading tackler in Duke linebacker David Helton (10.4 per game).

The kicking game was well-represented with 2013 Lou Groza Award winner Roberto Aguayo of Florida State (22-of-24 field goals, 49-of-49 on extra points) earning a spot on first team.

NC State punter Wil Baumann, who ranks seventh nationally with a 45.3 average per kick, was voted first team at his position.

Twenty-two student-athletes chosen to the 2014 All-ACC Football team by ACSMA were repeat selections from last season. 

2014 All-ACC Football Team

(As voted upon by ACSMA; Listed by position and total points)

1st Team Offense

WR  Rashad Greene, Sr., Florida State…….. 157

WR  Jamison Crowder, Sr., Duke ……………. 150

WR  Tyler Boyd, So., Pitt ……………………….. 149

TE    Nick O’Leary, Sr., Florida State ………. 131

T      Cameron Erving, Sr.-R., Florida State 133

T      T.J. Clemmings, Sr.-R, Pitt………………… 90

G      Laken Tomlinson, Sr.-R, Duke ………… 114

G      Tre’ Jackson, Sr., Florida State ………. 121

C      Andy Gallik, Sr.-R, Boston College ….. 105

QB   Jameis Winston, So.-R, Florida State 142

RB   James Conner, So., Pitt …………………… 164

RB   Duke Johnson, Jr., Miami  ………………. 159

K      Roberto Aguayo, So.-R, Florida State.. 153

Sp.   Jamison Crowder, Sr., Duke ……………… 86

2nd Team Offense

WR  Phillip Dorsett, Sr.-R, Miami……………… 96

WR  Mike Williams, So., Clemson…………………… 84

WR  Artavis Scott, Fr., Clemson  ……………… 80

TE    Clive Walford, Sr.-R, Miami ……………. 101

T      Ereck Flowers, Jr., Miami …………………. 69

T      Jamon Brown, Sr., Louisville ……………. 50

G      Shaquille Mason, Sr., Georgia Tech… 102

G      Josue Matias, Jr., Florida State………… 48

C      Cameron Erving, Sr.-R, Florida State…. 71

QB   Marquise Williams, Jr., North Carolina. 89

RB   Zach Laskey, Sr., Georgia Tech…………… 69

RB   Dalvin Cook, So., Florida State …………. 63

K      Ian Frye, Jr.-R, Virginia……………………… 67

Sp.   Tyler Boyd, So., Pitt ………………………… 58

3rd Team Offense

WR  DeAndre Smelter, Sr.-R, Georgia Tech…………. 72

WR  DeVante Parker, Sr., Louisville…………… 62

WR  Ryan Switzer, So., North Carolina …….. 54

TE    Bucky Hodges, Fr.-R, Virginia Tech …… 38

T      Sean Hickey, Sr., Syracuse………………… 48

T (tie)Bobby Hart, Sr., Florida State…………… 42

(tie)Seth Betancourt, Sr.-R, Boston College 42

(tie)Takoby Cofield, Sr.-R, Duke………………. 42

G      Landon Turner, Jr., North Carolina …… 42

G      Matt Rotheram, Sr.-R, Pitt………………. 42

C      Matt Skura, Jr.-R, Duke ……………………. 44

QB   Justin Thomas,So., Georgia Tech………. 35

RB   Kevin Parks, Sr., Virginia…………………… 60

RB   Jon Hilliman, Fr., Boston College……….. 51

K      Ross Martin, Jr., Duke……………………….. 48

Sp.   DeVon Edwards, So., Duke ………………. 48

Honorable Mention/Offense (20 or more points):

QB–Brad Kaaya, Miami (21). RB–Shadrach Thornton, NC State (33); Synjyn Days, Georgia Tech  (24).  WR–Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech (24); Mack Hollins, North Carolina (20). TE–Cam Serigne, Wake Forest (25). T–Bryan Chamberlain, Georgia Tech (40); Ian Silberman, Boston College (35); G–David Beasley, Clemson (39); Bobby Vardaro, Boston College (34); John Miller, Louisville (31); Jon Feliciano, Miami (30); Kalon Davis, Clemson (28). C–Shane McDermott, Miami (36); Freddie Burden, Georgia Tech (35); Jake Smith, Louisville (26). PK–Ammon Lakip (32), Clemson; SP–Rashad Greene, Florida State (37); Darius Jennings, Virginia (28); Ryan Switzer, North Carolina (23); Jamal Golden, Georgia Tech (20).

1st Team Defense

DE    Vic Beasley, Sr.-R, Clemson …………….. 159

DE    Mario Edwards Jr., Jr., Florida State …. 112

DT    Eddie Goldman, Jr., Florida State …….. 129

DT    Grady Jarrett, Sr., Clemson ……………… 127

LB    Denzel Perryman, Sr., Miami …………… 145

LB    David Helton, Sr., Duke …………………… 104

LB    Stephone Anthony, Sr., Clemson ……………….. 101

CB    Kendall Fuller, So., Virginia Tech ……… 119

CB    P.J. Williams, Jr., Florida State …………. 105

S      Gerod Holliman, So.-R Louisville ……… 132

S      Jalen Ramsey, So., Florida State ………… 92

P      Wil Baumann, Sr., NC State ……………… 108

2nd Team Defense

DE    Dadi Nicolas, Jr.-R, Virginia Tech ………. 101

DE    Eli Harold, Jr., Virginia……………………….. 65

DT    Adam Gotsis, Jr., Georgia Tech…………………… 48

DT    Tylor Harris, Jr., Wake Forest…………….. 43

LB    Terrance Smith, Jr.-R, Florida State ……. 82

LB    Lorenzo Mauldin, Sr., Louisville …………. 79

LB(Tie)Henry Coley, Sr.-R, Virginia …………….. 68

LB(Tie)Quayshawn Nealy, Sr.-R, Georgia Tech 68

CB    Garry Peters, Sr., Clemson ………………… 63

CB    Maurice Canady, Jr., Virginia ……………… 56

S      Jeremy Cash, Jr.-R, Duke …………………… 83

S      Quin Blanding, Fr., Virginia………………… 71

P      Alex Kinal, Jr.-R, Wake Forest …………….. 86

3rd Team Defense

DE    Sheldon Rankins, Jr., Louisville……………. 45

DE    Ken Ekanem, Jr., So.-R, Virginia Tech….. 40

DT    Corey Marshall, Jr.-R, Virginia Tech ……. 41

DT    Connor Wujciak, Jr., Boston College …… 41

LB    Reggie Northrup, Jr., Florida State……… 54

LB    Cameron Lynch,  Sr., Syracuse……………. 45

LB    Max Valles, So., Virginia…………………….. 45

CB    Ronald Darby, Jr., Florida State………….. 51

CB    Charles Gaines, Jr.-R, Louisville …………. 47

S      Anthony Harris, Sr., Virginia………………. 56

S      Jamal Golden, Jr., Georgia Tech………….. 43

P      Justin Vogel, So., Miami …………………… 40

Honorable Mention/Defense (20 or more points): 

DE–Art Norman, NC State (25); KeShun Freeman, Georgia Tech (23); Anthony Chickillo, Miami (21); B.J. Dubose, Louisville (20);  DT–Olsen Pierre, Miami (38); David Dean, Virginia (37);  Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech (33); Nigel William, Virginia Tech (29); Thomas Teal, NC State (27); Ethan Farmer, North Carolina (22); Josh Banks, Wake Forest (20). LB–Brandon Chubb, Wake Forest (30); P.J. Davis,. Georgia Tech (25); Josh Keyes, Boston College (22); Keith Kelsey, Louisville (20). CB–Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest (45); D.J. White, Georgia Tech (40); Merrilll Noel, Wake Forest (34); Brian Walker, North Carolina (27); MacKensie Alexander, Clemson (22). S–Deon Bush, Miami (36); DeVon Edwards, Duke (26); Robert Smith, Clemson (20), P–Will Monday, Duke (29); Riley Dixon, Syracuse (23).