Samuels, Thuney Headline Pack All-ACC Honorees

RALEIGH, N.C. - Graduate offensive tackle Joe Thuney and sophomore tight end Jaylen Samuels have both been named first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selections, as voted upon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).  Graduate defensive end Mike Rose was named to the second-team all-conference squad.

Graduate offensive tackle Joe Thuney and sophomore tight end Jaylen Samuels have both been named first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selections, as voted upon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).  Graduate defensive end Mike Rose was named to the second-team all-conference squad.

"We are extremely proud of these young men for this well-deserved honor," said head coach Dave Doeren. "They have not only raised the bar with their performance on the field, but have shown great leadership for our team all season."

Thuney, a graduate student from Centerville, Ohio, finished ACC play with no sacks allowed this season and was consistently the Wolfpack offensive line's high grader. He played every single snap versus ACC competition this season (except for a take-a-knee snap at the end of the Wake Forest contest).

A first-team Academic All-ACC performer in 2014, Thuney is the first Wolfpack offensive lineman to earn first-team all-conference honors since 2003.

Samuels ranks third in the ACC with 14 touchdowns in 2015, tied as the fourth-highest single season mark in school history.  He leads the Wolfpack with 64 receptions, also the fourth-highest mark in the league.  Samuels leads all tight ends nationally in receptions, and is tied for fourth nationally among tight ends with seeven TD catches@ - he also has seven rushing scores this season. The Charlotte native finished third on the team in rushing (by a single yard), averaging 5.9 yards per rush.

This marks the first time since 2003 that NC State had a pair of offensive players named to the conference's first-team. In 2003, NC State placed Jerricho Cotchery (WR), Sean Locklear (OL) and Philip Rivers (QB) on the first-team.

Rose finished the season ranked second in the ACC, 9th in the FBS, in sacks with 10.5 – just four shy of Mario Williams' single-season record.  He also led the team with 15 tackles for loss and with seven quarterback pressures.

Center Quinton Schooley, running back Matthew Dayes and returners Bra'lon Cherry and Nyheim Hines were named honorable mention All-ACC performers.

The 2015 ACSMA All-ACC Football Teams
First Team Offense
WR Tyler Boyd Jr. Pitt 147
WR Artavis Scott So. Clemson 130
WR Isaiah Ford So. Virginia Tech 124
TE Jaylen Samuels So. NC State 93
T Roderick Johnson So. Florida State 102
T Joe Thuney Sr.-R NC State 82
G Landon Turner Sr.-R North Carolina 132
G Eric Mac Lain Sr.-R Clemson 113
C Matt Skura Sr.-R Duke 94
QB Deshaun Watson So. Clemson 150
RB Dalvin Cook So. Florida State 150
RB Elijah Hood So. North Carolina 123
PK Roberto Aguayo Jr.-R Florida State 86
Sp. DeVon Edwards Jr.-R Duke 103
First Team Defense
DE Shaq Lawson Jr. Clemson 132
DE Ejuan Price Sr.-R Pitt 111
DT Carlos Watkins Jr.-R Clemson 101
DT Luther Maddy Sr.-R Virginia Tech 60
DT Connor Wujciak Sr.-R Boston College 60
LB Micah Kiser So.-R Virginia 93
LB Brandon Chubb Sr.-R Wake Forest 87
LB Keith Kelsey Jr. Louisville 78
CB Jalen Ramsey Jr. Florida State 122
CB Mackensie Alexander So.-R Clemson 81
S Jeremy Cash Sr.-R Duke 122
S Quin Blanding So. Virginia 88
P Riley Dixon Sr. Syracuse 77
Second Team Offense
WR Travis Rudolph So. Florida State 96
WR Canaan Severin Sr. Virginia 88
WR Mack Hollins Jr.-R North Carolina 63
WR Kermit Whitfield Jr. Florida State 63
TE Jordan Leggett Jr. Clemson 77
T Jon Heck Jr.-R North Carolina 79
T Adam Bisnowaty Jr.-R Pitt 77
G Dorian Johnson Jr. Pitt 49
G Caleb Peterson Jr.-R North Carolina 45
C Jay Guillermo Jr.-R Clemson 88
QB Marquise Williams Sr.-R North Carolina 95
RB Wayne Gallman So.-R Clemson 115
RB Qadree Ollison Fr.-R Pitt 69
PK Greg Huegel Fr.-R Clemson 77
Sp. Ryan Switzer Jr. North Carolina 83
Second Team Defense
DE Mike Rose Sr.-R NC State 96
DE DeMarcus Walker Jr. Florida State 81
DT Nile Lawrence-Stample Sr.-R Florida State 58
DT DeAngelo Brown Jr.-R Louisville 46
LB Steven Daniels Sr. Boston College 65
LB Ben Boulware Jr. Clemson 60
LB B.J. Goodson Sr.-R Clemson 60
LB Reggie Northrup Sr. Florida State 60
CB M.J. Stewart So. North Carolina 65
CB Artie Burns Jr. Miami 51
S Jayron Kearse Jr. Clemson 69
S Justin Simmons Sr. Boston College 47
P Alex Kinal Sr.-R Wake Forest 75
Third Team Offense
WR Stacy Coley Jr. Miami 58
WR Ryan Switzer Jr. North Carolina 34
WR Quinshad Davis Sr. North Carolina 28
TE Bucky Hodges So.-R Virginia Tech 52
T Mitch Hyatt Fr. Clemson 66
T Joe Gore Sr.-R Clemson 59
G Tyrone Crowder So.-R Clemson 39
G Kareem Are Jr.-R Florida State 38
C Lucas Crowley Jr. North Carolina 58
QB Brad Kaaya So. Miami 30
RB Taquan Mizzell Jr. Virginia 43
RB Travon McMillian Fr.-R Virginia Tech 30
PK Ross Martin Sr. Duke 56
Sp. Brisly Estime Jr. Syracuse 34
Third Team Defense
DE Sheldon Rankins Sr. Louisville 47
DE Ron Thompson Jr. Syracuse 24
DT Nazair Jones So.-R North Carolina 33
DT Derrick Nnadi So. Florida State 31
DT Darryl Render Sr. Pitt 31
LB Shakeel Rashad Sr. North Carolina 58
LB James Burgess Sr. Louisville 53
LB Dwayne Norman Sr. Duke 43
CB Cordrea Tankersley Jr. Clemson 47
CB Des Lawrence Jr. North Carolina 45
S Jordan Whitehead Fr. Pitt 41
S Derwin James Fr. Florida State 30
P Will Monday Sr.-R Duke 39
Honorable Mention Offense
TE Cam Serigne So.-R Wake Forest 39
T Bryan Chamberlain Sr.-R Georgia Tech 29
T Casey Blaser Jr.-R Duke 23
T Geron Christian Fr. Louisville 20
G Chad Mavety Jr.-R Florida State 36
G Lucas Patrick Sr.-R Duke 35
G Ross Burbank Sr.-R Virginia 28
G Trey Braun Sr.-R Georgia Tech 25
C Quinton Schooley Sr. NC State 23
RB Matt Dayes Jr. NC State 29
RB Joe Yearby So. Miami 26
PK Nick Weiler Jr. North Carolina 36
PK Michael Badgley So. Miami 27
Sp. Nyheim Hines Fr. NC State 25
Sp. Kermit Whitfield Jr. Florida State 23
Sp. Bra'Lon Cherry Jr. NC State 22
Honorable Mention Defense
DE Kevin Dodd Jr.-R Clemson 22
DT Adam Gotsis Sr. Georgia Tech 28
DT David Dean Sr.-R Virginia 28
DT Corey Marshall Sr.-R Virginia Tech 21
LB Trevon Young Jr. Louisville 41
LB Terrance Smith Sr.-R Florida State 39
LB Devonte Fields Jr. Louisville 39
LB Matt Milano Jr. Boston College 38
LB Jeff Schoettmer Sr.-R North Carolina 25
CB Trumaine Washington So. Louisville 38
CB Shaq Wiggins So.-R Louisville 23
CB Avonte Maddox So. Pitt 21
S Deon Bush Sr. Miami 29
S DeVon Edwards Jr.-R Duke 27
S Donnie Miles So.-R North Carolina 26
S Josh Harvey-Clemons Jr.-R Louisville 21
S Lamarcus Brutus Sr.-R Florida State 20
P Nicholas Conte Jr.-R Virginia 31
P Cason Beatty Sr. Florida State 27

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