Samuels, Thuney Named AP All-ACC

NC State senior tackle Joe Thuney and sophomore tight end Jaylen Samuels have been named first-team All-ACC by the Associated Press.

NC State senior tackle Joe Thuney and sophomore tight end Jaylen Samuels have been named first-team All-ACC by the Associated Press.

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).

He was recently named All-American by a couple of publications.

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 seven 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.

Thuney and Samuels were also named first-team All-ACC by the media.

 All-ACC First-Team Offense

WR — u-Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 200, Jr.

WR — Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech, 6-2, 188, So.

OT — Rodrick Johnson, Florida State, 6-7, 323, So.

OT — Joe Thuney, N.C. State, 6-5, 295, Sr.

OG — u-Landon Turner, North Carolina, 6-4, 325, Sr.

OG — Eric Mac Lain, Clemson, 6-5, 315, Sr.

C — Matt Skura, Duke, 6-4, 305, Sr.

TE — Jaylen Samuels, N.C. State, 5-11, 236, So.

QB — u-Deshaun Watson, Clemson, 6-2, 210, So.

RB — u-Dalvin Cook, Florida State, 5-11, 202, So.

RB — Elijah Hood, North Carolina, 6-0, 220, So.

K — Roberto Aguayo, Florida State, 6-1, 204, Jr.

K — t-Michael Badgley, Miami, 5-10, 180, So.

All-Purpose — DeVon Edwards, Duke, 5-9, 180, Jr.

AP All-ACC First-Team Defense

L — u-Shaq Lawson, Clemson, 6-3, 270, Jr.

L — Ejuan Price, Pittsburgh, 6-0, 250, Sr.

L — Connor Wujciak, Boston College, 6-3, 300, Sr.

L — Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech, 6-2, 283, Sr.

LB — Micah Kiser, Virginia, 6-2, 240, So.

LB — Brandon Chubb, Wake Forest, 6-1, 245, Sr.

LB — Keith Kelsey, Louisville, 6-1, 236, Jr.

CB — Jalen Ramsey, Florida State, 6-1, 202, Jr.

CB — Mackensie Alexander, Clemson, 5-11, 195, So.

S — u-Jeremy Cash, Duke, 6-2, 210, Sr.

S — Quin Blanding, Virginia, 6-2, 205, So

P — Alex Kinal, Wake Forest, 6-4, 205, Sr.


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