Six Tar Heels Earn All-ACC Honors

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Six North Carolina Tar Heels received all-conference honors, as announced Monday. Quarterback Marquise Williams was a second-team selection, guard Landon Turner and wide receiver Ryan Switzer earned third-team honors and wide receiver Mack Hollins, defensive tackle Ethan Farmer and cornerback Brian Walker were honorable-mention selections.

Williams is the first Tar Heel quarterback to be named first- or second-team All-ACC since Chris Keldorf was a first-team selection in 1996. The Charlotte, N.C., native leads the team in both passing (2,870) and rushing yards (737). This year, he set UNC single-season record for total offense (3,607) most touchdowns responsible for (32) and most touchdowns rushing by a quarterback (12).

Each of the ACC’s 14 football member schools placed at least one player on the first-, second- or third teams.

The All-ACC offensive first team features a number of national leaders at their positions, including the reigning Heisman Trophy winner in Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and Seminoles offensive lineman Cameron Erving, the ACC’s two-time Jacobs Blocking Trophy recipient.

The first team also boasts the ACC’s top two rushers in Pitt’s James Conner (fourth nationally with 1,675 yards and second nationally with an ACC-record 24 rushing touchdowns) and Miami’s Duke Johnson (11th nationally with 1,520 yards and 13 total TDs).

FSU’s Winston, who leads the ACC in passing yardage (3,250 yards) and total offense (302.3 yards per game) is joined on the first team by Seminole teammate Rashad Greene, who leads the league in receiving (1,183 yards on 86 catches). The All-ACC first-team receiving corps features two other repeat performers from the 2013 squad in Duke’s Jamison Crowder (78 receptions for 942 yards) and Pitt’s Tyler Boyd (69 catches for 1,149 yards and eight TDs).

Crowder was also selected to the first team as a kick returner and is one of three players who earned All-ACC honors at two positions. FSU’s Erving was chosen at both first-team offensive tackle and second-team center. Pitt’s Boyd was selected as a first-team receiver and a second-team kick returner.

The defensive first team features Louisville safety Gerod Holliman, who tied a national record with 14 interceptions in the Cardinals’ 12 regular-season games. One of the defensive end spots is manned by Clemson grad student Vic Beasley, who leads the ACC this season with 11 quarterback sacks and leads all active FBS players in career sacks with 32. The first team also includes the ACC’s leading tackler in Duke linebacker David Helton (10.4 per game).

The kicking game is well-represented with 2013 Lou Groza Award winner Roberto Aguayo of Florida State (22-of-24 field goals, 49-of-49 on extra points) earning a spot on first team. NC State punter Wil Baumann, who ranks seventh nationally with a 45.3 average per kick, was voted first team at his position.

Twenty-two student-athletes chosen to the 2014 All-ACC Football team by ACSMA are repeat selections from last season.

First-Team Offense
WR Rashad Greene, Sr., Florida State........ 157
WR Jamison Crowder, Sr., Duke ................ 150
WR Tyler Boyd, So., Pitt ............................. 149
TE Nick O’Leary, Sr., Florida State .......... 131
T Cameron Erving, Sr.-R., Florida State 133
T T.J. Clemmings, Sr.-R, Pitt..................... 90
G Laken Tomlinson, Sr.-R, Duke ............ 114
G Tre’ Jackson, Sr., Florida State .......... 121
C Andy Gallik, Sr.-R, Boston College ..... 105
QB Jameis Winston, So.-R, Florida State 142
RB James Conner, So., Pitt ........................ 164
RB Duke Johnson, Jr., Miami ................... 159
K Roberto Aguayo, So.-R, Florida State.. 153
Sp. Jamison Crowder, Sr., Duke .................. 86

Second-Team Offense
WR Phillip Dorsett, Sr.-R, Miami.................. 96
WR Mike Williams, So., Clemson........................ 84
WR Artavis Scott, Fr., Clemson .................. 80
TE Clive Walford, Sr.-R, Miami ................ 101
T Ereck Flowers, Jr., Miami ...................... 69
T Jamon Brown, Sr., Louisville ................ 50
G Shaquille Mason, Sr., Georgia Tech... 102
G Josue Matias, Jr., Florida State............ 48
C Cameron Erving, Sr.-R, Florida State.... 71
QB Marquise Williams, Jr., North Carolina. 89
RB Zach Laskey, Sr., Georgia Tech............... 69
RB Dalvin Cook, So., Florida State ............. 63
K Ian Frye, Jr.-R, Virginia........................... 67
Sp. Tyler Boyd, So., Pitt .............................. 58

Third-Team Offense
WR DeAndre Smelter, Sr.-R, Georgia Tech............. 72
WR DeVante Parker, Sr., Louisville............... 62
WR Ryan Switzer, So., North Carolina ........ 54
TE Bucky Hodges, Fr.-R, Virginia Tech ...... 38
T Sean Hickey, Sr., Syracuse..................... 48
T (tie)Bobby Hart, Sr., Florida State............... 42
(tie)Seth Betancourt, Sr.-R, Boston College 42
(tie)Takoby Cofield, Sr.-R, Duke................... 42
G Landon Turner, Jr., North Carolina ...... 42
G Matt Rotheram, Sr.-R, Pitt................... 42
C Matt Skura, Jr.-R, Duke ......................... 44
QB Justin Thomas,So., Georgia Tech.......... 35
RB Kevin Parks, Sr., Virginia........................ 60
RB Jon Hilliman, Fr., Boston College........... 51
K Ross Martin, Jr., Duke............................. 48
Sp. DeVon Edwards, So., Duke ................... 48

Honorable Mention Offense (20 or more points):
QB--Brad Kaaya, Miami (21). RB--Shadrach Thornton, NC State (33); Synjyn Days, Georgia Tech (24). WR--Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech (24); Mack Hollins, North Carolina (20). TE--Cam Serigne, Wake Forest (25). T--Bryan Chamberlain, Georgia Tech (40); Ian Silberman, Boston College (35); G--David Beasley, Clemson (39); Bobby Vardaro, Boston College (34); John Miller, Louisville (31); Jon Feliciano, Miami (30); Kalon Davis, Clemson (28). C--Shane McDermott, Miami (36); Freddie Burden, Georgia Tech (35); Jake Smith, Louisville (26). PK--Ammon Lakip (32), Clemson; SP--Rashad Greene, Florida State (37); Darius Jennings, Virginia (28); Ryan Switzer, North Carolina (23); Jamal Golden, Georgia Tech (20).

First-Team Defense
DE Vic Beasley, Sr.-R, Clemson ................. 159
DE Mario Edwards Jr., Jr., Florida State .... 112
DT Eddie Goldman, Jr., Florida State ........ 129
DT Grady Jarrett, Sr., Clemson .................. 127
LB Denzel Perryman, Sr., Miami ............... 145
LB David Helton, Sr., Duke ........................ 104
LB Stephone Anthony, Sr., Clemson .................... 101
CB Kendall Fuller, So., Virginia Tech ......... 119
CB P.J. Williams, Jr., Florida State ............. 105
S Gerod Holliman, So.-R Louisville ......... 132
S Jalen Ramsey, So., Florida State ............ 92
P Wil Baumann, Sr., NC State .................. 108

Second-Team Defense
DE Dadi Nicolas, Jr.-R, Virginia Tech .......... 101
DE Eli Harold, Jr., Virginia............................. 65
DT Adam Gotsis, Jr., Georgia Tech........................ 48
DT Tylor Harris, Jr., Wake Forest................. 43
LB Terrance Smith, Jr.-R, Florida State ....... 82
LB Lorenzo Mauldin, Sr., Louisville ............. 79
LB(Tie)Henry Coley, Sr.-R, Virginia ................. 68
LB(Tie)Quayshawn Nealy, Sr.-R, Georgia Tech 68
CB Garry Peters, Sr., Clemson ..................... 63
CB Maurice Canady, Jr., Virginia .................. 56
S Jeremy Cash, Jr.-R, Duke ........................ 83
S Quin Blanding, Fr., Virginia..................... 71
P Alex Kinal, Jr.-R, Wake Forest ................. 86

Third-Team Defense DE Sheldon Rankins, Jr., Louisville................ 45
DE Ken Ekanem, Jr., So.-R, Virginia Tech..... 40
DT Corey Marshall, Jr.-R, Virginia Tech ....... 41
DT Connor Wujciak, Jr., Boston College ...... 41
LB Reggie Northrup, Jr., Florida State......... 54
LB Cameron Lynch, Sr., Syracuse................ 45
LB Max Valles, So., Virginia.......................... 45
CB Ronald Darby, Jr., Florida State.............. 51
CB Charles Gaines, Jr.-R, Louisville ............. 47
S Anthony Harris, Sr., Virginia................... 56
S Jamal Golden, Jr., Georgia Tech.............. 43
P Justin Vogel, So., Miami ........................ 40

Honorable Mention Defense (20 or more points):
DE--Art Norman, NC State (25); KeShun Freeman, Georgia Tech (23); Anthony Chickillo, Miami (21); B.J. Dubose, Louisville (20); DT--Olsen Pierre, Miami (38); David Dean, Virginia (37); Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech (33); Nigel William, Virginia Tech (29); Thomas Teal, NC State (27); Ethan Farmer, North Carolina (22); Josh Banks, Wake Forest (20). LB--Brandon Chubb, Wake Forest (30); P.J. Davis,. Georgia Tech (25); Josh Keyes, Boston College (22); Keith Kelsey, Louisville (20). CB--Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest (45); D.J. White, Georgia Tech (40); Merrilll Noel, Wake Forest (34); Brian Walker, North Carolina (27); MacKensie Alexander, Clemson (22). S--Deon Bush, Miami (36); DeVon Edwards, Duke (26); Robert Smith, Clemson (20), P--Will Monday, Duke (29); Riley Dixon, Syracuse (23).

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