Four Hokies named first-team All-ACC in football – Roanoke Times

Four Hokies and two Cavaliers made the first team when the ACC released its official all-conference teams on Monday.

Virginia Tech’s four first-team choices were receiver Cam Phillips, left guard Wyatt Teller, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds and cornerback Greg Stroman, while the defensive duo of linebacker Micah Kiser and safety Quin Blanding made it for Virginia.

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The Hokies’ four first-team picks were the second most this year behind Clemson’s six.

Tech hasn’t had four first-team selections since 2009, though that total was buoyed by a kicker and punter making it. You have to go back to 2007 to find four non-kickers from the Hokies on the first team, when cornerback Macho Harris, defensive Chris Ellis, linebacker Xavier Adibi and return specialist Eddie Royal all made it.

UVa’s Kiser and Blanding were first-team selections for a third straight year. They’re the fourth and fifth Cavaliers to earn first-team honors in three straight seasons, joining safety Anthony Poindexter (1996-98), cornerback Ronde Barber (1994-96) and offensive lineman Jim Dombrowski (1983-86).

The voting panel consisted of 45 media members and all 14 of the ACC’s head coaches. with first-team votes getting three points, second-team votes getting two and third-team votes getting one.

Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackosn of Louisville and Boston College freshman running back AJ Dillon earned the most points with 171 each. There were no unanimous selections.

Atlantic Division champion Clemson had the most selections, with 13 players on the first, second and third teams. Coastal champ Miami had 10 players chosen. N.C. State and Wake Forest were next with eight. Virginia Tech had seven.

The league’s players of the year, rookies of the year and coach of the year will be released later this week.

In all, nine Hokies earned some kind of recognition. Defensive tackle Tim Settle was the lone second-team pick. Linebacker Andrew Motuapuaka and safety Terrell Edmunds were third-team selections.

Center Eric Gallo, Stroman (as a specialist) and defensive tackle Ricky Walker got an honorable mention.

The Cavaliers had receiver Olamide Zaccheaus and punter Lester Coleman on the second team, with cornerback Juan Thornhill on the third team.

Outside linebacker Chris Peace and kick returner Joe Reed earned honorable mentions.

Here are the full teams with voting totals:

First Team Offense (Pos. Name Year School Points)

  • WR Steve Ishmael Sr. Syracuse 164
  • WR Cam Phillips Sr. Virginia Tech 136
  • WR Jaylen Smith Jr. Louisville 114
  • TE Cam Serigne Sr. Wake Forest 147
  • OT Mitch Hyatt Jr. Clemson 163
  • OT Brian O’Neill Jr. Pittsburgh 109
  • OG Tyrone Crowder Sr. Clemson 131
  • OG Wyatt Teller Sr. Virginia Tech 107
  • C Justin Falcinelli Jr. Clemson 59
  • QB Lamar Jackson Jr. Louisville 171
  • RB AJ Dillon Fr. Boston College 171
  • RB Nyheim Hines Jr. NC State 148
  • AP Jaylen Samuels Sr. NC State 147
  • PK Michael Badgley Sr. Miami 98
  • SP Anthony Ratliff-Williams So. North Carolina 58

First Team Defense

  • DE Bradley Chubb Sr. NC State 168
  • DE Clelin Ferrell So. Clemson 123
  • DT Christian Wilkins Jr. Clemson 153
  • DT Dexter Lawrence So. Clemson 108
  • LB Micah Kiser Sr. Virginia 155
  • LB Tremaine Edmunds Jr. Virginia Tech 135
  • LB Joe Giles-Harris So. Duke 114
  • CB Mark Gilbert So. Duke 97
  • CB Greg Stroman Sr. Virginia Tech 89
  • S Quin Blanding Sr. Virginia 151
  • S Derwin James So. Florida State 109
  • P Ryan Winslow Sr. Pittsburgh 99

Second Team Offense

  • WR Kelvin Harmon So. NC State 108
  • WR Olamide Zaccheaus Jr. Virginia 92
  • WR Ervin Philips Sr. Syracuse 91
  • TE Christopher Herndon IV Sr. Miami 123
  • OT Will Richardson Jr. NC State 87
  • OT Chris Lindstrom Jr. Boston College 55
  • OG Tony Adams Sr. NC State 81
  • OG Parker Braun So. Georgia Tech 64
  • C Ryan Anderson Jr. Wake Forest 45
  • C Alec Eberle Jr. Florida State 45
  • QB John Wolford Sr. Wake Forest 77
  • RB KirVonte Benson So. Georgia Tech 98
  • RB Travis Homer So. Miami 87
  • AP Greg Dortch Fr. Wake Forest 54
  • PK Mike Weaver Sr. Wake Forest 73
  • SP Quadree Henderson Jr. Pittsburgh 52

Second Team Defense

  • DE Austin Bryant Jr. Clemson 85
  • DE Duke Ejiofor Sr. Wake Forest 78
  • DT Tim Settle So. Virginia Tech 83
  • DT RJ McIntosh Jr. Miami 79
  • LB Dorian O’Daniel Sr. Clemson 102
  • LB Shaquille Quarterman So. Miami 79
  • LB Parris Bennett Sr. Syracuse 72
  • CB Michael Jackson Jr. Miami 70
  • CB Tarvarus McFadden Jr. Florida State 59
  • S Jaquan Johnson Jr. Miami 98
  • S Lukas Denis Jr. Boston College 94
  • P Lester Coleman Jr. Virginia 66

Third Team Offense

  • WR Braxton Berrios Sr. Miami 70
  • WR Hunter Renfrow Jr. Clemson 52
  • WR Deon Cain Jr. Clemson 50
  • TE Tommy Sweeney Jr. Boston College 41
  • OT Kc McDermott Sr. Miami 51
  • OT Justin Herron Jr. Wake Forest 43
  • OG Taylor Hearn Jr. Clemson 57
  • OG Phil Haynes Jr. Wake Forest 47
  • C Austin Davis Sr. Duke 44
  • QB Ryan Finley Jr. NC State 37
  • RB Travis Etienne Fr. Clemson 80
  • RB Cam Akers Fr. Florida State 61
  • AP Anthony Ratliff-Williams So. North Carolina 46
  • PK Cole Murphy Sr. Syracuse 65
  • SP Nyheim Hines Jr. NC State 45
  • SP Michael Walker Jr. Boston College 45

Third Team Defense

  • DE Harold Landry Sr. Boston College 61
  • DE Trent Harris Sr. Miami 41
  • DT Derrick Nnadi Sr. Florida State 53
  • DT Mike Ramsay Sr. Duke 52
  • LB Kendall Joseph Jr. Clemson 57
  • LB Ty Schwab Sr. Boston College 53
  • LB Andrew Motuapuaka Sr. Virginia Tech 42
  • CB Avonte Maddox Sr. Pittsburgh 55
  • CB Juan Thornhill Jr. Virginia 51
  • S Terrell Edmunds Jr. Virginia Tech 44
  • S Jeremy McDuffie Jr. Duke 36
  • P Pressley Harvin III Fr. Georgia Tech 43

Honorable Mention (25 points or more)

  • WR Dez Fitzpatrick Fr. Louisville 43
  • WR T.J. Rahming Jr. Duke 40
  • OT Geron Christian Jr. Louisville 32
  • OT Sean Pollard So. Clemson 29
  • OG Shamire Devine Sr. Georgia Tech 40
  • OG Sam Schmal Sr. Boston College 36
  • OG Alex Bookser Jr. Pittsburgh 30
  • OG Navaughn Donaldson Fr. Miami 28
  • OG Alex Officer Sr. Pittsburgh 28
  • OG Trevor Darling Sr. Miami 25
  • C Eric Gallo Sr. Virginia Tech 42
  • C Tyler Gauthier Jr. Miami 36
  • C Garrett Bradbury Jr. NC State 30
  • AP Quadree Henderson Jr. Pittsburgh 33
  • AP Ray-Ray McCloud Jr. Clemson 31
  • AP Shaun Wilson Sr. Duke 31
  • PK Blanton Creque So. Louisville 49
  • PK Ricky Aguayo So. Florida State 46
  • SP Joe Reed So. Virginia 38
  • SP Greg Stroman Sr. Virginia Tech 31
  • SP Ray-Ray McCloud Jr. Clemson 27
  • SP Braxton Berrios Sr. Miami 26
  • SP Greg Dortch Fr. Wake Forest 25
  • DE Zach Allen Jr. Boston College 38
  • DT Ricky Walker Jr. Virginia Tech 47
  • DT B.J. Hill Sr. NC State 36
  • DT Kendrick Norton Jr. Miami 25
  • LB Michael Pinckney So. Miami 39
  • LB Oluwaseun Idowu Jr. Pittsburgh 38
  • LB Chris Peace Jr. Virginia 35
  • LB Zaire Franklin Sr. Syracuse 31
  • CB Ryan Carter Sr. Clemson 44
  • CB Essang Bassey So. Wake Forest 40
  • CB Jaire Alexander Jr. Louisville 38
  • CB M.J. Stewart Sr. North Carolina 30
  • CB Malek Young So. Miami 26
  • CB Trumaine Washington Sr. Louisville 28
  • CB Trayvon Mullen So. Clemson 25
  • S Jordan Whitehead Jr. Pittsburgh 34
  • S Jessie Bates III So. Wake Forest 25
  • P AJ Cole III Jr. NC State 38
  • P Dom Maggio So. Wake Forest 33
  • P Tom Sheldon So. North Carolina 30

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