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
PK – Greg Huegel, r-So., Clemson
P – Justin Vogel, Sr., Miami
SP – Ryan Switzer, Sr., North Carolina