GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Quarterback Jameis Winston is among 17 players from top-ranked Florida State to make one of the all-Atlantic Coast Conference football teams.
Seven Seminoles made the first team in voting results released Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. They were: Winston, running back Devonta Freeman, receiver Rashad Greene, offensive tackle Cameron Erving, offensive guard Tre’ Jackson, center Bryan Stork and cornerback Lamarcus Joyner.
FSU (12-0) will play in this week’s ACC championship game against No. 20 Duke, which was second with 11 all-conference picks. No. 13 Clemson had 10 selections, including last year’s ACC player of the year Tajh Boyd being selected as second-team quarterback.
Boston College’s Andre Williams, the nation’s leading rusher with an ACC single-season record 2,102 yards, was the only unanimous first-team selection on all 65 ballots.
Florida State, which has the inside track to the BCS championship game, had six second-team picks and four third-team selections.
Duke had four first-team picks with receiver Jamison Crowder, linebacker Kelby Brown, cornerback Ross Cockrell and safety Jeremy Cash. That group helped the Blue Devils (10-2) secure the Coastal Division championship and the program’s first 10-win season.
Crowder, the league’s receptions leader, was the only player selected at multiple positions. He made the second team as a specialist after returning a pair of punts for touchdowns.
North Carolina also had four first-team picks in tight end Eric Ebron, offensive tackle James Hurst, defensive end Kareem Martin and specialist Ryan Switzer – a freshman who tied the ACC single-season record with four punt return touchdowns.
Boston College, Clemson and Miami were the only other teams to have multiple first-team picks, including Tigers star receiver Sammy Watkins.
New ACC members Pittsburgh and Syracuse combined for seven picks, though Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald was the only first-teamer.
Maryland and North Carolina State were the only two schools that didn’t have an all-ACC pick. Maryland is leaving for the Big Ten next year, while N.C. State went 0-8 in league play for the first time.
This was the first time ACSMA selected a first, second and third team for all-ACC honors.