ACC Announces All-League Selections

As the regular season drew to a dramatic conclusion this past weekend, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) proved to many across the country that they are capable of playing with any conference in college football and did so in stunning fashion topping several of the SEC’s finest. Monday, the league announced the members of the All-Conference teams on both offense and defense.

The Florida State Seminoles highlighted the ACC selections earning 17 spots amongst the three teams.

Ten of those picks were to the first team, and leading the offense was defending-Heisman Trophy winner, quarterback Jameis Winston. Winston has struggled with injuries throughout much of the 2014 season, but still managed to lead the conference in passing yards.

Also, redshirt senior offensive lineman Cameron Erving, senior wide receiver Rashad Greene, senior tight end Nick O’Leary, senior right guard Tre’ Jackson and redshirt sophomore kicker Roberto Aguayo all earned first team honors on offense.

Other selections include some of the nation’s top rushers in Pittsburgh’s James Conner and Miami’s Duke Johnson. Both players have starred on the respective offenses tearing up opposing defenses week in and week out. Similarly, FSU’s Greene has been dominant, hauling in 86 passes for 1,183 yards on top of being the top threat for the ‘Noles.

Defensively, junior defensive end Mario Edwards Jr., junior defensive tackle Eddie Goldman, junior cornerback P.J. Williams and sophomore safety Jalen Ramsey earned first team honors for the Seminoles, but it was Clemson’s Vic Beasley and Duke’s David Helton that received the most votes. Beasley leads the conference in sacks while Helton tops the league in tackles.

Another notable to be included was Louisville safety Gerod Holliman, who tied a school record with 14 interceptions, and is high on NFL scouts’ radars for the upcoming draft.
1st Team Offense
WR  Rashad Greene, Sr., Florida State
WR  Jamison Crowder, Sr., Duke
WR  Tyler Boyd, So., Pitt
TE    Nick O’Leary, Sr., Florida State
T      Cameron Erving, Sr.-R., Florida State
T      T.J. Clemmings, Sr.-R, Pitt
G      Laken Tomlinson, Sr.-R, Duke
G      Tre’ Jackson, Sr., Florida State
C      Andy Gallik, Sr.-R, Boston College
QB   Jameis Winston, So.-R, Florida State
RB   James Conner, So., Pitt
RB   Duke Johnson, Jr., Miami
K      Roberto Aguayo, So.-R, Florida State
Sp.   Jamison Crowder, Sr., Duke

2nd Team Offense
WR  Phillip Dorsett, Sr.-R, Miami
WR  Mike Williams, So., Clemson
WR  Artavis Scott, Fr., Clemson
TE    Clive Walford, Sr.-R, Miami
T      Ereck Flowers, Jr., Miami
T      Jamon Brown, Sr., Louisville
G      Shaquille Mason, Sr., Georgia Tech
G      Josue Matias, Jr., Florida State
C      Cameron Erving, Sr.-R, Florida State.
QB   Marquise Williams, Jr., North Carolina
RB   Zach Laskey, Sr., Georgia Tech
RB   Dalvin Cook, So., Florida State
K      Ian Frye, Jr.-R, Virginia
Sp.   Tyler Boyd, So., Pitt

3rd Team Offense
WR  DeAndre Smelter, Sr.-R, Georgia Tech
WR  DeVante Parker, Sr., Louisville
WR  Ryan Switzer, So., North Carolina
TE    Bucky Hodges, Fr.-R, Virginia Tech
T      Sean Hickey, Sr., Syracuse
T (tie)Bobby Hart, Sr., Florida State

(tie)Seth Betancourt, Sr.-R, Boston College
(tie)Takoby Cofield, Sr.-R, Duke
G      Landon Turner, Jr., North Carolina
G      Matt Rotheram, Sr.-R, Pitt
C      Matt Skura, Jr.-R, Duke
QB   Justin Thomas,So., Georgia Tech
RB   Kevin Parks, Sr., Virginia
RB   Jon Hilliman, Fr., Boston College
K      Ross Martin, Jr., Duke
Sp.   DeVon Edwards, So., Duke

1st Team Defense
DE    Vic Beasley, Sr.-R, Clemson
DE    Mario Edwards Jr., Jr., Florida State
DT    Eddie Goldman, Jr., Florida State
DT    Grady Jarrett, Sr., Clemson
LB    Denzel Perryman, Sr., Miami
LB    David Helton, Sr., Duke
LB    Stephone Anthony, Sr., Clemson
CB    Kendall Fuller, So., Virginia Tech
CB    P.J. Williams, Jr., Florida State
S      Gerod Holliman, So.-R Louisville
S      Jalen Ramsey, So., Florida State
P      Wil Baumann, Sr., NC State

2nd Team Defense
DE    Dadi Nicolas, Jr.-R, Virginia Tech
DE    Eli Harold, Jr., Virginia
DT    Adam Gotsis, Jr., Georgia Tech

DT    Tylor Harris, Jr., Wake Forest
LB    Terrance Smith, Jr.-R, Florida State
LB    Lorenzo Mauldin, Sr., Louisville
LB(Tie)Henry Coley, Sr.-R, Virginia
LB(Tie)Quayshawn Nealy, Sr.-R, Georgia Tech
CB    Garry Peters, Sr., Clemson
CB    Maurice Canady, Jr., Virginia
S      Jeremy Cash, Jr.-R, Duke
S      Quin Blanding, Fr., Virginia
P      Alex Kinal, Jr.-R, Wake Forest

3rd Team Defense
DE    Sheldon Rankins, Jr., Louisville
DE    Ken Ekanem, Jr., So.-R, Virginia Tech
DT    Corey Marshall, Jr.-R, Virginia Tech
DT    Connor Wujciak, Jr., Boston College
LB    Reggie Northrup, Jr., Florida State
LB    Cameron Lynch,  Sr., Syracuse
LB    Max Valles, So., Virginia
CB    Ronald Darby, Jr., Florida State
CB    Charles Gaines, Jr.-R, Louisville
S      Anthony Harris, Sr., Virginia
S      Jamal Golden, Jr., Georgia Tech
P      Justin Vogel, So., Miami


*Section Photo credit to Tyler Smith, Getty Images; Featured Photo (above) credit to Charles LeClaire, USA Today Sports

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