Three Louisville Cardinals were named to the preseason All-ACC teams

Three Louisville Cardinals were named to the preseason All-ACC teams that were announced on Wednesday morning

Three Louisville Cardinals were voted onto the preseason All-ACC teams.

Voted on by media members attending the ACC Kickoff and released by the league on Wednesday morning, the Cardinals have a trio of players that received the preseason honor.  Linebackers Keith Kelsey and Devonte Fields, along with defensive tackle DeAngelo Brown were all named preseason All-ACC for the first time.

Kelsey collected first team All-ACC honors following the 2015 season after leading U of L with 107 tackles, including 12.5 for a loss and 3.5 sacks.

A newcomer to the Cardinals last season, Fields made an immediate impact.  The Ft. Worth, Tex., native topped the country in tackles for loss per game at 1.73 and led the team with 11.0 sacks.

A stalwart in the middle of U of L's defensive front, Brown, a product of Savannah, Ga., totaled a career-best 40 tackles in 12 starts in 2015.

Clemson lead the league with ten All-ACC selections, followed by Florida State with five and then Louisville and North Carolina each with three.  U of L leads all league members with three players on the All-ACC defensive squad.

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2016 All-ACC Preseason Football Team



WR – Artavis Scott, Jr., Clemson

WR – Isaiah Ford, Jr., Virginia Tech

WR – Travis Rudolph, Jr. Florida State

TE – Jordan Leggett, Sr., Clemson

OT – Roderick Johnson, Jr., Florida State

OT – Mitch Hyatt, So., Clemson

OG – Dorian Johnson, Sr., Pitt

OG – Tyrone Crowder, Jr., Clemson

C – Jay Guillermo, r-Sr., Clemson

QB – Deshaun Watson, Jr., Clemson

RB – Dalvin Cook, Jr., Florida State

RB – Elijah Hood, Jr., North Carolina



DE – DeMarcus Walker, Sr., Florida State

DE – Ejuan Price, r-Sr., Pitt

DT – Carlos Watkins, r-Sr., Clemson

DT – DeAngelo Brown, Sr., Louisville

LB – Ben Boulware, Sr., Clemson

LB – Keith Kelsey, Sr., Louisville

LB – Devonte Fields, Sr., Louisville

CB – Cordrea Tankersley, Sr., Clemson

CB – Des Lawrence, Sr., North Carolina

S – Derwin James, So., Florida State

S – Quin Blanding, Jr., Virginia


Special Teams

PK – Greg Huegel, r-So., Clemson

P – Justin Vogel, Sr., Miami

SP – Ryan Switzer, Sr., North Carolina

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