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2017 Southern Pigskin All-ACC Team

By Southern Pigskin Staff
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The ACC's best players during the 2017 season.

OFFENSE

 QB

 Lamar Jackson, Louisville  Leads the nation in total offense.

 RB

 AJ Dillon, Boston College  Ranks first amongst ACC running backs in rushing.

 RB

 Nyheim Hines, NC State  Compiled over 1,000 rushing yards, with 9 touchdowns.

 WR

 Cam Phillips, Virginia Tech  Averaged more yards per route run than any ACC receiver with more than 45 targets.

 WR

 Steve Ishmael, Syracuse  Led the conference in receiving yards.

 WR

 Braxton Berrios, Miami  Tied for the lead in the conference for receiving touchdowns, while displaying a particular knack for clutch catches.

 TE

 Cam Serigne, Wake Forest  Boasts twice as many touchdowns as any other ACC tight end.

 OT

 Mitch Hyatt, Clemson  Led one of the nation's elite run blocking offensive lines, while only allowing one sack.

 OT

 Will Richardson, NC State  Allowed no sacks on over 350 pass blocking snaps.

 OG

 Wyatt Teller, Virginia Tech  Gave up the fewest pressures per snap in the country.

 OG

 Tyrone Crowder, Clemson  Allowed no sacks as part of one of the game's premier run blocking units.

 C

 Austin Davis, Duke  No ACC center played more snaps without giving up a sack.

DEFENSE

 DE

 Bradley Chubb, NC State  Led all power five players in tackles for loss.

 DL

 Christian Wilkins, Clemson  Arguably the most impactful P5 interior defender in the nation.

 DT

 Derrick Nnadi, Florida State  Had the highest rate of run stops in the ACC.

 EDGE

 Clelin Ferrell, Clemson  Second most sacks in the conference.

 LB

 Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech  The only ACC linebacker with more than 5 TFLs, at least 14 sacks, and multiple forced fumbles.

 LB

 Joe Giles-Harris, Duke  Led the conference in run stops.

 LB

 Micah Kiser, Virginia  Led the ACC in tackles.

 CB

 Greg Stroman, Virginia Tech  Finished 3rd in the conference in passes defensed.

 CB

 Michael Jackson, Miami  Had the mst passes defended within Miami's vaunted secondary.

 CB

 Jaire Alexander, Louisville  The ACC's best cornerback, when healthy

 S

 Derwin James, Florida State  Despite overwhelming expectations, was the most consistently elite ACC defender.

 S

 Jaquan Johnson, Miami  Amongst the league's most threatening big play safeties.

SPECIAL TEAMS

 K

 Blanton Creque, Louisville  Led the ACC making 88.2% of his field goals. 

 P

 Sterling Hofrichter, Syracuse  Had the 7th highest punt success rate in the nation.

 KR

 Anthony Ratliff-Williams, North Carolina  Ranked first in the conference with two kick return touchdowns.

 PR

 Quadree Henderson, Pitt  Led the league with two punt return scores.

 AP

 Jaylen Samuels, NC State  Finished with the most touchdowns from scrimmage of any ACC non-QB, with 383 rushing yards and 551 receiving yards.

Coach of the Year: Dabo Swinney, Clemson

Offensive Player of the Year: Lamar Jackson, Louisville

Defensive Player of the Year: Bradley Chubb, NC State

Freshman of the Year: AJ Dillon, Boston College