NC State, led by quarterback Ryan Finley, paces all-ACC football first-team offense

While No. 2-ranked Clemson naturally dominated the all-ACC first, second and third teams, N.C. State made an impression with the panel of voters with its top offensive players.

Quarterback Ryan Finley led a contingent of five Wolfpack players on the first-team offense.

The ACC announced the teams on Monday, one day after ballots were collected from the panel of 46 selected media members and the league’s 14 head coaches.

Finley was joined by wide receivers Jakobi Meyers and Kelvin Harmon, center Garrett Bradbury and tackle Tyler Jones.

With one regular-season game yet to be played this Saturday against East Carolina, Finley has completed 275 of 408 passes (67.4 percent) for a league-leading 3,380 yards with 21 touchdown passes against eight interceptions.

Harmon has 75 catches for a league-best 1,119 yards with six touchdowns. Meyers has 76 receptions for 865 yards with three touchdowns.

Clemson landed running back Travis Etienne and tackle Mitch Hyatt on the first-team offense.

The Tigers defense, though, had three players on the first team -- defensive tackles Christian Watkins and Dexter Lawrence plus defense end Clelin Ferrell.

Clemson had a league-leading 18 players picked to the first, second and third teams. Boston College was second with 11, followed by Syracuse with nine and N.C. State with eight.

N.C. State’s Germaine Pratt and Duke’s Joe Giles-Harris were selected to the first team at linebacker.

Duke running back Deon Jackson made the second team as an all-purpose selection.

N.C. State freshman kicker Christopher Dunn made the second team. North Carolina’s top selection was Cole Holcomb, a second-team linebacker.

2018 All-ACC Football Team

First-Team Offense

QB Ryan Finley, Gr., NC State, 130

RB Travis Etienne, So., Clemson, 174

RB AJ Dillon, So., Boston College, 162

WR Kelvin Harmon, Jr., NC State, 164

WR Olamide Zaccheaus, Sr., Virginia, 158

WR Jakobi Meyers, Jr., NC State, 141

TE Tommy Sweeney, Gr., Boston College, 158

AP Greg Dortch, So., Wake Forest, 172

OT Mitch Hyatt, Sr., Clemson, 172

OT Tyler Jones, Sr., NC State, 93

OG Chris Lindstrom, Sr., Boston College, 136

OG Parker Braun, Jr., Georgia Tech, 129

C Garrett Bradbury, Gr., NC State, 113

First-Team Defense

DE Clelin Ferrell, Jr., Clemson, 163

DE Brian Burns, Jr., Florida State, 120

DT Christian Wilkins, Gr., Clemson, 160

DT Dexter Lawrence, Jr., Clemson, 137

LB Germaine Pratt, Gr., NC State, 125

LB Shaquille Quarterman, Jr., Miami, 113

LB Joe Giles-Harris, Jr., Duke, 111

CB Hamp Cheevers, Jr., Boston College, 159

CB Bryce Hall, Jr., Virginia, 139

S Juan Thornhill, Sr., Virginia, 123

S Andre Cisco, Fr., Syracuse, 110

First-Team Specialists

PK Andre Szmyt, R-Fr., Syracuse, 165

P Sterling Hofrichter, Jr., Syracuse, 134

SP Greg Dortch, So., Wake Forest, 127

Second-Team Offense

QB Trevor Lawrence, Fr., Clemson, 106

RB Qadree Ollison, Sr., Pitt, 128

RB Travis Homer, Jr., Miami, 71

WR Tee Higgins, So., Clemson, 117

WR Jamal Custis, Sr., Syracuse, 115

WR Damon Hazelton, So., Virginia Tech, 76

TE Brevin Jordan, Fr., Miami, 58

AP Deon Jackson, So., Duke, 50

OT Tremayne Anchrum, Jr., Clemson, 60

OT Stefano Millin, Sr., Pitt, 60

OG Phil Haynes, Sr., Wake Forest, 87

OG Sean Pollard, Jr., Clemson, 72

C Justin Falcinelli, Gr., Clemson, 92

Second-Team Defense

DE Zach Allen, Sr., Boston College, 112

DE Alton Robinson, Jr., Syracuse, 91

DT Gerald Willis III, Sr., Miami, 129

DT Ricky Walker, Sr., Virginia Tech, 63

LB Cole Holcomb, Sr., North Carolina, 98

LB Tre Lamar, Jr., Clemson, 82

LB Ryan Guthrie, Sr., Syracuse, 76

CB Trayvon Mullen, Jr., Clemson, 98

CB Essang Bassey, Jr., Wake Forest, 75

S Jaquan Johnson, Sr., Miami, 99

S Cameron Glenn, Sr., Wake Forest, 51

Second-Team Specialists

PK Christopher Dunn, Fr., NC State, 86

P Pressley Harvin III, So., Georgia Tech, 121

SP Michael Walker, Sr., Boston College, 78

Third-Team Offense

QB Eric Dungey, Sr., Syracuse, 76

RB Darrin Hall, Sr., Pitt, 58

RB Reggie Gallaspy Jr., Sr., NC State, 49

WR, T.J. Rahming, Sr., Duke, 62

WR Hunter Renfrow, Gr., Clemson, 57

WR Nyqwan Murray, Sr., Florida State, 52

TE Daniel Helm, Sr., Duke, 31

AP Sean Riley, Jr., Syracuse, 38

OT Aaron Monteiro, Sr., Boston College, 58

OT Koda Martin, Gr., Syracuse, 55

OG John Simpson, Jr., Clemson, 67

OG Mike Herndon, Sr., Pitt, 59

C Jimmy Morrissey, So., Pitt, 47

Third-Team Defense

DE Austin Bryant, Sr., Clemson, 59

DE Wyatt Ray, Sr., Boston College, 48

DT Demarcus Christmas, Sr., Florida State, 44

DT Ray Smith, Sr., Boston College, 41

LB Kendall Joseph, Gr., Clemson, 70

LB Chris Peace, Sr., Virginia, 64

LB Connor Strachan, Gr., Boston College, 58

CB Trajan Bandy, So., Miami, 68

CB A.J. Terrell, So., Clemson, 60

S Tanner Muse, Jr., Clemson, 49

S Will Harris, Sr., Boston College, 48

Third-Team Specialists

PK Alex Kessman, So., Pitt, 30

P Oscar Bradburn, So., Virginia Tech, 31

SP Joe Reed, Jr., Virginia, 54

Honorable Mention (25 or more points)


QB Bryce Perkins, Jr., Virginia, 28

RB Jordan Ellis, Sr., Virginia, 36

WR Anthony Ratliff-Williams, Jr., North Carolina, 46

WR Tamorrion Terry, R-Fr., Florida State, 46

TE Dalton Keene, So., Virginia Tech, 29

TE Evan Butts, Sr., Virginia, 25

TE George Aston, Sr., Pitt, 25

AP Maurice Ffrench, Jr., Pitt, 35

AP Amari Rodgers, So., Clemson, 26

OT Cody Conway, Sr., Syracuse, 50

OT Alex Bookser, Sr., Pitt, 45

OT William Sweet, Jr., North Carolina, 34

OT Ben Petrula, So., Boston College, 33

OT Tyree St. Louis, Sr., Miami, 25

OG Connor Dintino, Sr., Pitt, 58

OG Terronne Prescod, Sr., NC State, 53

OG Kyle Chung, Sr., Virginia Tech, 25

C Jon Baker, Gr., Boston College, 38

C Ryan Anderson, Sr., Wake Forest, 36


DE Joe Jackson, Jr., Miami, 40

DT Willie Yarbary, Sr., Wake Forest, 36

DT Jason Strowbridge, Jr., North Carolina, 30

DT Chris Slayton, Sr., Syracuse, 26

DT Marvin Wilson, So., Florida State, 25

LB Michael Pinckney, Jr., Miami, 46

LB Rayshard Ashby, So., Virginia Tech, 42

LB Justin Strnad, Jr., Wake Forest, 29

LB Ben Humphreys, Sr., Duke, 27

CB Dane Jackson, Jr., Pitt, 57

CB Michael Jackson, Sr., Miami, 49

S Sheldrick Redwine, Sr., Miami, 41

S K’Von Wallace, Jr., Clemson, 39

S Dylan Singleton, Jr., Duke, 38

S Damar Hamlin, Jr., Pitt, 32


PK Greg Huegel, Sr., Clemson, 27

SP Maurice Ffrench, Jr., Pitt, 53

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