Six Wolfpack players earn first-team All-ACC football honors

Wake Forest's Greg Dortch and Duke linebacker Joe Giles-Harris also earn first-team recognition

First-team All-ACC quarterback Ryan Finley led his NC State football team to a win at UNC on Saturday (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

  NC State might have finished behind Clemson in the Atlantic Division football standings, but the Wolfpack came out ahead of the undefeated Tigers when it comes to the All-ACC first team.

  Coach Dave Doeren’s team placed six players on the honor squad, which was announced Monday, while Clemson had only five selections — although the nation’s second-ranked team did have a league-high 18 players named to all three all-conference teams.

  State’s first-team picks were quarterback Ryan Finley, wide receivers Kelvin harmon and Jakobi Meyers, offensive tackle Tyler Jones, center Garrett Bradbury and linebacker Germaine Pratt.

  Wake Forest’s Greg Dortch was picked to the first team at two positions, wide receiver and return specialist while Duke’s Joe Giles-Harris earned recognition as a first-team linebacker.

  The only North Carolina player to gain All-ACC honors was second team linebacker Cole Holcomb.

  Other in-state players named to the second team were State kicker Christopher Dunn, Wake Forest offensive guard Phil Haynes, cornerback Essang Bassey and safety Cameron Glenn and Duke running back Deon Jackson.

  Third team honorees were Wolfpack running back Reggie Gallaspy and the Duke duo of wide receiver T.J. Rahming and tight end Daniel Helm.

  Here is the complete list of 2018 All-ACC football team selections:

First-Team Offense

QB Ryan Finley, Gr., NC State, 130

RB Travis Etienne, So., Clemson, 174

RB AJ Dillon, So., Boston College, 162

WR Kelvin Harmon, Jr., NC State, 164

WR Olamide Zaccheaus, Sr., Virginia, 158

WR Jakobi Meyers, Jr., NC State, 141

TE Tommy Sweeney, Gr., Boston College, 158

AP Greg Dortch, So., Wake Forest, 172

OT Mitch Hyatt, Sr., Clemson, 172

OT Tyler Jones, Sr., NC State, 93

OG Chris Lindstrom, Sr., Boston College, 136

OG Parker Braun, Jr., Georgia Tech, 129

C Garrett Bradbury, Gr., NC State, 113

First-Team Defense

DE Clelin Ferrell, Jr., Clemson, 163

DE Brian Burns, Jr., Florida State, 120

DT Christian Wilkins, Gr., Clemson, 160

DT Dexter Lawrence, Jr., Clemson, 137

LB Germaine Pratt, Gr., NC State, 125

LB Shaquille Quarterman, Jr., Miami, 113

LB Joe Giles-Harris, Jr., Duke, 111

CB Hamp Cheevers, Jr., Boston College, 159

CB Bryce Hall, Jr., Virginia, 139

S Juan Thornhill, Sr., Virginia, 123

S Andre Cisco, Fr., Syracuse, 110

First-Team Specialists

PK Andre Szmyt, R-Fr., Syracuse, 165

P Sterling Hofrichter, Jr., Syracuse, 134

SP Greg Dortch, So., Wake Forest, 127

Second-Team Offense

QB Trevor Lawrence, Fr., Clemson, 106

RB Qadree Ollison, Sr., Pitt, 128

RB Travis Homer, Jr., Miami, 71

WR Tee Higgins, So., Clemson, 117

WR Jamal Custis, Sr., Syracuse, 115

WR Damon Hazelton, So., Virginia Tech, 76

TE Brevin Jordan, Fr., Miami, 58

AP Deon Jackson, So., Duke, 50

OT Tremayne Anchrum, Jr., Clemson, 60

OT Stefano Millin, Sr., Pitt, 60

OG Phil Haynes, Sr., Wake Forest, 87

OG Sean Pollard, Jr., Clemson, 72

C Justin Falcinelli, Gr., Clemson, 92

Second-Team Defense

DE Zach Allen, Sr., Boston College, 112

DE Alton Robinson, Jr., Syracuse, 91

DT Gerald Willis III, Sr., Miami, 129

DT Ricky Walker, Sr., Virginia Tech, 63

LB Cole Holcomb, Sr., North Carolina, 98

LB Tre Lamar, Jr., Clemson, 82

LB Ryan Guthrie, Sr., Syracuse, 76

CB Trayvon Mullen, Jr., Clemson, 98

CB Essang Bassey, Jr., Wake Forest, 75

S Jaquan Johnson, Sr., Miami, 99

S Cameron Glenn, Sr., Wake Forest, 51

Second-Team Specialists

PK Christopher Dunn, Fr., NC State, 86

P Pressley Harvin III, So., Georgia Tech, 121

SP Michael Walker, Sr., Boston College, 78

Third-Team Offense

QB Eric Dungey, Sr., Syracuse, 76

RB Darrin Hall, Sr., Pitt, 58

RB Reggie Gallaspy Jr., Sr., NC State, 49

WR, T.J. Rahming, Sr., Duke, 62

WR Hunter Renfrow, Gr., Clemson, 57

WR Nyqwan Murray, Sr., Florida State, 52

TE Daniel Helm, Sr., Duke, 31

AP Sean Riley, Jr., Syracuse, 38

OT Aaron Monteiro, Sr., Boston College, 58

OT Koda Martin, Gr., Syracuse, 55

OG John Simpson, Jr., Clemson, 67

OG Mike Herndon, Sr., Pitt, 59

C Jimmy Morrissey, So., Pitt, 47

Third-Team Defense

DE Austin Bryant, Sr., Clemson, 59

DE Wyatt Ray, Sr., Boston College, 48

DT Demarcus Christmas, Sr., Florida State, 44

DT Ray Smith, Sr., Boston College, 41

LB Kendall Joseph, Gr., Clemson, 70

LB Chris Peace, Sr., Virginia, 64

LB Connor Strachan, Gr., Boston College, 58

CB Trajan Bandy, So., Miami, 68

CB A.J. Terrell, So., Clemson, 60

S Tanner Muse, Jr., Clemson, 49

S Will Harris, Sr., Boston College, 48

Third-Team Specialists

PK Alex Kessman, So., Pitt, 30

P Oscar Bradburn, So., Virginia Tech, 31

SP Joe Reed, Jr., Virginia, 54

Honorable Mention (25 or more points)


QB Bryce Perkins, Jr., Virginia, 28

RB Jordan Ellis, Sr., Virginia, 36

WR Anthony Ratliff-Williams, Jr., North Carolina, 46

WR Tamorrion Terry, R-Fr., Florida State, 46

TE Dalton Keene, So., Virginia Tech, 29

TE Evan Butts, Sr., Virginia, 25

TE George Aston, Sr., Pitt, 25

AP Maurice Ffrench, Jr., Pitt, 35

AP Amari Rodgers, So., Clemson, 26

OT Cody Conway, Sr., Syracuse, 50

OT Alex Bookser, Sr., Pitt, 45

OT William Sweet, Jr., North Carolina, 34

OT Ben Petrula, So., Boston College, 33

OT Tyree St. Louis, Sr., Miami, 25

OG Connor Dintino, Sr., Pitt, 58

OG Terronne Prescod, Sr., NC State, 53

OG Kyle Chung, Sr., Virginia Tech, 25

C Jon Baker, Gr., Boston College, 38

C Ryan Anderson, Sr., Wake Forest, 36


DE Joe Jackson, Jr., Miami, 40

DT Willie Yarbary, Sr., Wake Forest, 36

DT Jason Strowbridge, Jr., North Carolina, 30

DT Chris Slayton, Sr., Syracuse, 26

DT Marvin Wilson, So., Florida State, 25

LB Michael Pinckney, Jr., Miami, 46

LB Rayshard Ashby, So., Virginia Tech, 42

LB Justin Strnad, Jr., Wake Forest, 29

LB Ben Humphreys, Sr., Duke, 27

CB Dane Jackson, Jr., Pitt, 57

CB Michael Jackson, Sr., Miami, 49

S Sheldrick Redwine, Sr., Miami, 41

S K’Von Wallace, Jr., Clemson, 39

S Dylan Singleton, Jr., Duke, 38

S Damar Hamlin, Jr., Pitt, 32


PK Greg Huegel, Sr., Clemson, 27

SP Maurice Ffrench, Jr., Pitt, 53