Louisville linebacker Keith Kelsey named first-team All-ACC honors, nine other Cardinals honored by league media

University of Louisville junior linebacker Keith Kelsey was tabbed first-team All-ACC by the leagues media on Monday. DeAngelo Brown was named to the second team and eight other U of L players also picked up honors. Here's a closer look:

Junior linebacker Keith Kelsey is the leading tackler on the University of Louisville's football team. Now, Kelsey has picked up an all-league honor earning first-team All-ACC honors on Monday by the leagues media.

Kelsey was the only U of L player on the first team.

He leads the Cardinals in tackles with 100, becoming the first player to reach the century mark in stops Preston Brown tallied over 100 in 2012. Kelsey has five double-digit tackle games and a career-high 15 against Houston.

Defensive lineman DeAngelo Brown, who helps anchor the defense from the middle of the line, was named second team. Linebacker James Burgess and defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins were named to the third team.

True freshman offensive tackle Geron Christian, outside linebackers Devonte Fields and Trevon Young, cornerbacks Shaq Wiggins and Trumaine Washington and safety Josh Harvey-Clemons were named honorable mention.

The Cardinals finished the regular season at 7-5 and rank No. 14 nationally in total defense. Louisville will learn their bowl fate on Sunday.


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