Three Duke seniors earned top honors on the first-team all-ACC teams announced by the league Monday.
Guard Laken Tomlinson, receiver and specialist Jamison Crowder, and linebacker David Helton were picked for the first team by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. N.C. State punter Wil Baumann, a senior, also earned first-team honors.
Atlantic Division champion Florida State led all teams with 10 first-team selections. Duke had three players on the first team that earned four spots, thanks to Crowder’s nods at receiver and specialist. Pittsburgh and Clemson each had three first-team selections as well.
Overall, nine Duke players collected either first-, second- or third-team honors or an honorable mention. Junior safety Jeremy Cash (second), senior tackle Takoby Cofield (third) junior center Matt Sukra (third), kicker Ross Martin (third), sophomore DeVon Edwards (third-team specialist, honorable mention safety) and junior punter Will Monday (honorable mention) round out the selected Blue Devils.
North Carolina placed six players on the second- and third-team and honorable mention lists: junior quarterback Marquise Williams (second), sophomore wide receiver Ryan Switzer (third, honorable mention specialist), junior guard Landon Turner (third), sophomore receiver Mack Hollins (honorable mention), senior defensive tackle Ethan Farmer (honorable mention) and sophomore cornerback Brian Walker (honorable mention).
In addition to Baumann’s first-team selection, three N.C. State players received honorable mention: senior defensive tackle Thomas Teal, senior defensive end Art Norman and junior running back Shadrach Thornton.
The ACC will announce the coach and rookie of the year Tuesday and the offensive and defensive players of the year Wednesday.