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ACC All-Decade Team: Offense

By Southern Pigskin Staff
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The top offensive players in the ACC at each position, since 2010.


QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville -- Arguably the most electrifying college football ever, Jackson's career came with revolutionary production, not to mention the distinction of being the youngest player ever to win the Heisman Trophy. He threw for 9,043 yards and 69 touchdowns and ran for 4,132 yards and 50 more scores. Jackson holds countless national and conference records.

RB Travis Etienne, Clemson -- Entering the upcoming national championship game, Etienne has never lost a single game as a starter for the Tigers. With 55 touchdowns on the ground, he, just a junior, is already the ACC's career leader in rushing scores. Twice, this millennium, has a Power Five player rushed for at least 1,500 yards at eight yards per carry with at least 17 rushing touchdowns: Etienne in 2018 and Etienne, still going, in 2019.

RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State -- Cook ran for 4,464 yards and 46 touchdowns, adding 79 receptions in three years in Tallahassee. His trio of seasons as a starter resulted in 1,008 rushing yards and eight scores, followed by 1,691 yards and 19 touchdowns and 1,765 more yards and 19 more scores. A big play waiting to happen, Cook is second on the ACC's all-time rushing list. He averaged 6.5 yards per carry for his career.

WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson -- As a freshman, Watkins burst onto the national scene with 82 catches for 1,219 yards and 12 touchdowns. Then he, as a junior, made his mark in the history books with 101 receptions for 1,464 yards and 12 more scores. In addition to 3,391 receiving yards in three years, the multi-faceted and versatile Watkins added 339 rushing yards. Simply put, he was a do-it-all playmaker for the Tigers.

WR DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson -- Hopkins' junior season in the Upstate was one of the most productive years in ACC history as he compiled 82 receptions for 1,405 yards and 18 touchdowns. Those 18 scores notably stand as an all-time league record. That season Hopkins additionally averaged over 17 yards per catch on the year. His rare combination or speed and route-running produced rare results.

WR Rashad Greene, Florida State -- The career numbers, for Greene, are very impressive: 270 receptions, 3,830 yards and 29 touchdowns, the most in the league over the past decade. As an upperclassman, Greene caught a combined 175 passes for just under 2,500 yards and 16 scores. He played a critical role, catching countless key passes, on the Seminoles' 2013 national championship team.

TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina -- After consistent production as a sophomore with 40 catches, the uber-athletic Ebron became one of the premier tight ends in recent ACC history as a junior. In 2013, he recorded 62 catches for a remarkable 973 yards and three touchdowns. Ebron, bringing a true downfield dynamic to the position, averaged over 16 yards per reception for his career.

OT Mitch Hyatt, Clemson -- Stepping on campus as a highly-touted recruit and starting right away, Hyatt went on to set program records for career starts and snaps from scrimmage with the Tigers. Hyatt was named All-ACC all four of his years at Clemson was selected as a All-American twice, earning consensus honors as a senior. Hyatt played in four College Football Playoffs and won a pair of national championships.

OG Shaq Mason, Georgia Tech -- The prototype blocker of the Paul Johnson era in Atlanta, Mason was a punishing guard at the line of scrimmage who played a leading role in the Yellow Jackets' productive and proficient flexbone scheme. After starting in the Sun Bowl as a freshman, Mason went on to start 39 games over the next three years and earn All-American honors as a senior.

C Bryan Stork, Florida State -- Winning the Rimington Award given to the nation's best center and being named a consensus All-American at the position, Stork set the tone in the trenches, leading a veteran unit across the board, for the Seminoles' famed 2013 team. He was a catalyst for one of the most productive offensive units ever, often succeeding against generational defensive talent.

OG Laken Tomlinson, Duke -- Tomlinson helped lead the Blue Devils to the 2013 ACC Championship Game and three postseason appearances. A consistent presence, he started 52 career games. As a senior, Tomlinson was named a consensus All-American and the ACC Male Athlete of the Year, winning the Anthony J. McKelvin Award. He, additionally, was awarded the Orange Bowl Courage Award.

OT Anthony Castanzo, Boston College -- The all-time record-holder for the Eagles with 54 career starts, Castanzo became a rare freshman to step in and start right away along the line of scrimmage for Boston College. He earned All-American honors as a senior in 2010. Also a two-time All-ACC standout, he, as a towering tackle at 6'7'', helped pave the way for consistently dominant Eagle rushing attacks.