11 ACC players named to AP All-American teams


On Monday afternoon, the Associated Press released their All-American teams for college football. Louisville’s Lamar Jackson — the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner — headlined the list for the ACC. However, he was hardly alone: 11 total players from the conference were named All-American.

1st Team

Quarterback — Lamar Jackson, Louisville

Running back — Dalvin Cook, Florida State

2nd Team

Quarterback — Deshaun Watson, Clemson

All-Purpose — Quadree Henderson, Pittsburgh

Defensive end — DeMarcus Walker, Florida State

Defensive end — Harold Landry, Boston College

Defensive tackle — Carlos Watkins, Clemson

3rd Team

Wide receiver — Amba Etta-Tawo, Syracuse

Defensive tackle — Christian Wilkins, Clemson

Linebacker — Ben Boulware, Clemson

Cornerback — Cordrea Tankersley, Clemson

(Note: two Notre Dame players — offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey and offensive guard Quenton Nelson — were named second team All-American.)

Breakdown by ACC teams:

Six different ACC programs were represented in the AP’s All-American teams; Clemson, not surprisingly, led the way with five players recognized.

  • Clemson: 5
  • Florida State: 2
  • Louisville: 1
  • Pittsburgh: 1
  • Syracuse: 1
  • Boston College: 1

The ACC had two players named first team, five player named second team and four players named to the third team. Six of these 11 players come from the defensive side of the football, too.