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.
Quarterback — Lamar Jackson, Louisville
Running back — Dalvin Cook, Florida State
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
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.