Peter Koutroumpis (@pksport)
RALEIGH, NC – Triangle-area ACC head football coaches are ready to load up with their players and head to The Westin Charlotte for the 2023 ACC Football Kickoff July 25-27.
Representing both sides of the ball
Among the offensive players in attendance at ACC Kickoff will be 11 quarterbacks, eight offensive linemen, three tight ends, two running backs and a wide receiver.
Defensively, eight defensive linemen are scheduled to attend, joining five linebackers and four defensive backs.
NC State Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren will arrive with quarterback Brennan Armstrong, linebacker Payton Wilson, and defensive back Aydan White.
Tar Heels set
North Carolina’s Mack Brown will be onsite along with quarterback Drake Maye, linebacker Cedric Gray, and tight end John Copenhaver.
Blue Devils prepped
Duke head coach Todd Elko will make the trip from the Bull City with quarterback Riley Leonard, defensive lineman DeWayne Carter, and offensive lineman Jacob Monk.
Tune in to the ACC Network
The ACC Network will broadcast live from the ACC Football Kickoff with three days of expansive coverage starting at 9 a.m. every day.
Kicking off its 71st season of football, the ACC has had a team in either the College Football Playoff (CFP) or the BCS National Championship Game in eight of the last 10 years, including two teams in 2020.
The ACC has the second most CFP appearances of any conference, and posted five bowl victories in 2022, which tied for the second-most among all conferences.
2023 ACC Football Kickoff attendees
Head Coach Jeff Hafley
Emmett Morehead, QB, Woodside, Calif.
Donovan Ezeiruaku, DL, Williamstown, N.J.
Christian Mahogany, OL, Elmwood Park, N.J.
Head Coach Dabo Swinney
Cade Klubnik, QB, Austin, Texas
Will Putnam, OL, Tampa, Fla.
Tyler Davis, DL, Apopka, Fla.
Head Coach Mike Elko
Riley Leonard, QB, Fairhope, Ala.
DeWayne Carter, DL, Pickerington, Ohio
Jacob Monk, OL, Clayton, N.C.
Head Coach Mike Norvell
Jordan Travis, QB, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Jared Verse, DL, Dayton, Ohio
Kalen DeLoach, LB, Savannah, Ga.
Head Coach Brent Key
LaMiles Brooks, DB, Jacksonville, Fla.
Jordan Williams, OL, Gainesville, Ga.
Sylvain Yondjouen, DL, Ruisbroek, Belgium
Head Coach Jeff Brohm
Jawhar Jordan, RB, Long Island, N.Y.
Ashton Gillotte, DL, Boca Raton, Fla.
Bryan Hudson, OL, Georgetown, Ky.
Head Coach Mario Cristobal
Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Glastonbury, Conn.
Kam Kinchens, DB, Miami, Fla.
Matt Lee, OL, Oviedo, Fla.
Head Coach Mack Brown
Drake Maye, QB, Huntersville, N.C.
Cedric Gray, LB, Charlotte, N.C.
John Copenhaver, TE, Roswell, Ga.
Head Coach Dave Doeren
Brennan Armstrong, QB, Shelby, Ohio
Payton Wilson, LB, Hillsborough, N.C.
Aydan White, DB, Asheville, N.C.
Head Coach Pat Narduzzi
Phil Jurkovec, QB, Pittsburgh, Pa.
MJ Devonshire, DB, Aliquippa, Pa.
Matt Goncalves, OL, Manorville, N.Y.
Head Coach Dino Babers
Garrett Shrader, QB, Charlotte, N.C.
Oronde Gadsden II, TE, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Marlowe Wax, LB, Baltimore, Md.
Head Coach Tony Elliott
Tony Muskett, QB, Springfield, Va.
Chico Bennett, DL, Ashburn, Va.
Perris Jones, RB, Alexandria, Va.
Head Coach Brent Pry
Nick Gallo, TE, Richboro, Pa.
Josh Fuga, DL, Woodbridge, Va.
Ali Jennings, WR, Richmond, Va.
Head Coach Dave Clawson
Mitch Griffis, QB, Ashburn, Va.
Michael Jurgens, OL, Damascus, Md.
Chase Jones, LB, Warren, N.J.
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