North Carolina teams land seven All-ACC first teamers

Local schools well-represented on All-ACC teams

Nyheim Hines and the Wolfpack knocked off the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill last season, and UNC is looking to return the favor Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium. (Christine T. Nguyen | The North State Journal)

NC State led all local teams with three first-team All-ACC players.

The teams were announced by the league on Monday, and only Clemson (6) and Virginia Tech (4) had more representation than the Wolfpack on the first-team.

Junior Nyheim Hines was chosen as first-team running back, along with Boston College’s AJ Dillon. Hines was also chosen as third-team specialist.

Senior Jaylen Samuels was chosen as the first-team all-purpose back, and Bradley Chubb was named first-team defensive end. Chubb had the highest vote total of any defensive player.

State also had three second-teamers: Wide receiver Kelvin Harmon, guard Tony Adams and tackle Will Richardson. In addition to Hines, quarterback Ryan Finley was chosen for the third team.

State’s eight players on the first, second and third teams was tied with Wake Forest for third most, behind Clemson (13) and Miami (10).

Wake had one first-teamer: Tight end Cam Serigne. Five Demon Deacons made second team: Center Ryan Anderson, All-purpose back Greg Dortch, kicker Mike Weaver, quarterback John Wolford and defensive end Duke Ejiofor. Wake’s two third-teamers were tackle Justin Herron and guard Phil Haynes.

Duke had two first-team All-ACC selections: Linebacker Joe Giles-Harris and corner Mark Gilbert. The Blue Devils also had three third-teamers: Center Austin Davis, defensive tackle Mike Ramsay and safety Jeremy McDuffie.

UNC had one player honored on two different teams. Wide receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams was chosen as the first-team kick returner, as well as the third-team all-purpose back.

The four teams also combined for 11 honorable mention players.

Wake Forest (4): Specialist Greg Dortch, cornerback Essang Bassey, safety Jessie Bates III, punter Dom Maggio

NC State (3): Center Garrett Bradbury, defensive tackle B.J. Hill, punter A.J. Cole

Duke (2): Wide Receiver T.J. Rahming all-purpose back Shaun Wilson

UNC (2): Punter Tom Sheldon, cornerback M.J. Stewart

The full teams are listed below.


2017 All-ACC Football Teams
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
Pos. Name Year School Points
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
Pos. Name Year School Points
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
Pos. Name Year School Points
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
Pos. Name Year School Points
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
Pos. Name Year School Points
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