The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its 2021 All-ACC Team on Tuesday, including 10 selections from Clemson, second-most in the conference. Clemson has now produced double-digit All-ACC selections in each of the last seven seasons.
Clemson collected four first-team selections, all from the defense, as defensive tackle Tyler Davis, linebacker James Skalski and cornerbacks Andrew Booth Jr. and Mario Goodrich all earned first-team nods. Three Clemson players were selected to the second team, including offensive tackle Jordan McFadden, defensive end Myles Murphy and placekicker B.T. Potter. Defensive end Xavier Thomas, defensive tackle Bryan Bresee and safety Andrew Mukuba rounded out the selections with third-team honors.
The full release from the Atlantic Coast Conference is included below.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Coastal Division champion Pitt leads the 2021 All-ACC Football Teams announced on Tuesday.
The Panthers filled a total of 12 spots on the first, second and third teams. Clemson followed with 10 selections, while Atlantic Division champion Wake Forest, Boston College and NC State each had eight honorees.
Each of the conference’s 14 teams earned at least three selections to the All-ACC teams, which were chosen by a voting panel of 50 media members and each of the league’s head coaches. Three points were awarded for each first-team vote, two points for each second-team vote, and one point for each third-team selection.
Florida State senior defensive end Jermaine Johnson II, who leads the ACC and ranks No. 6 nationally in quarterback sacks with 12, led the balloting with 189 total points. Three players on the All-ACC first-team offensive unit eclipsed the 180-point mark, led by Syracuse running back Sean Tucker (187), Pitt wide receiver Jordan Addison (186) and Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett (181).
Tucker leads the ACC and ranks fourth nationally with 1,496 rushing yards. Addison leads the country with 17 touchdown catches. Pickett has thrown a Pitt-record 40 touchdown passes and is one TD pass shy of the ACC single-season record set by Clemson’s Deshaun Watson over a 15-game span in 2016.
Pickett and Tucker are joined in the All-ACC first-team backfield by Duke running back Mataeo Durant (1,241 rushing yards). North Carolina’s Josh Downs (a league-high 98 receptions), Wake Forest’s A.T. Perry (a school single-season record 13 touchdown catches) and Virginia’s Dontayvion Wicks (nine touchdown catches) complete the first-team wide receiving corps.
Georgia Tech’s Jahmyr Gibbs, whose 150.4 all-purpose yards per game rank third nationally, earned selection as both first-team all-purpose back, second-team specialist and third-team running back. Virginia Tech’s Jelani Woods (44 receptions, eight TDs) is the first-team tight end.
The first-team offensive line is a standout unit that includes Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner Ikem Ekwonu of NC State and Jim Tatum Award winner Zach Tom of Wake Forest at the tackle slots. Boston College placed two veterans up front in guard Zion Johnson and center Alec Lindstrom, and Louisville’s Caleb Chandler earned the other first-team offensive guard position.
Wake Forest’s Nick Sciba, who ranks fourth on the ACC’s all-time scoring list, holds the first-team placekicker spot and is joined on special teams by the NC State tandem of punter Trenton Gill (45.0 yards per punt) and return specialist Zonovan Knight (two 100-yard kickoff returns this season).
Florida State’s Johnson is joined on the All-ACC first-team defensive front by fellow defensive end Cody Roscoe of Florida State and a trio of defensive tackles (due to ties in the voting) in Pitt’s Calijah Kancey, NC State’s Corey Durden and Clemson’s Tyler Davis.
With Davis joined by linebacker James Skalski and cornerbacks Mario Goodrich and Andrew Booth, Clemson led all schools with four defensive first-team selections. NC State boasted three with Durden joined by linebacker Drake Thomas and safety Tanner Ingle.
Syracuse linebacker Mikel Jones and Florida State safety Jammer Robinson round out the All-ACC first-team defensive unit.
First-Team OffenseQB – Kenny Pickett, Pitt, 181RB – Sean Tucker, Syracuse, 187RB – Mataeo Durant, Duke, 154WR – Jordan Addison, Pitt, 186WR – Josh Downs, North Carolina, 161WR – Dontayvion Wicks, Virginia, 131 (tie)WR – A.T. Perry, Wake Forest, 131 (tie)TE – Jelani Woods, Virginia, 134AP – Jahmyr Gibbs, Georgia Tech, 126OT – Ikem Ekwonu, NC State, 170OT – Zach Tom, Wake Forest, 104OG – Zion Johnson, Boston College, 156OG – Caleb Chandler, Louisville, 65C – Alec Lindstrom, Boston College, 86
First-Team DefenseDE – Jermaine Johnson II, Florida State, 189DE – Cody Roscoe, Syracuse, 112DT – Calijah Kancey, Pitt, 133DT – Corey Durden, NC State, 78 (tie)DT – Tyler Davis, Clemson, 78 (tie)LB – Drake Thomas, NC State, 148LB – Mikel Jones, Syracuse, 134LB – James Skalski, Clemson, 128CB – Mario Goodrich, Clemson, 110CB – Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson, 105S – Jammie Robinson, Florida State, 106S – Tanner Ingle, NC State, 92
First-Team Special TeamsPK – Nick Sciba, Wake Forest, 183P – Trenton Gill, NC State, 142SP – Zonovan Knight, NC State, 146
Second-Team OffenseQB – Sam Hartman, Wake Forest, 80RB – Ty Chandler, North Carolina, 120RB – Pat Garwo, Boston College, 86WR – Charleston Rambo, Miami, 126WR – Emeka Emezie, NC State, 110WR – Jaquarii Roberson, Wake Forest, 91TE – Lucas Krull, Pitt, 80AP – Keytaon Thompson, Virginia, 77OT – Jordan McFadden, Clemson, 94OT – Carter Warren, Pitt, 69OG – Christian Mahogany, Boston College, 62OG – DJ Scaife, Miami, 56C – Olusegun Oluwatimi, Virginia, 62
Second-Team DefenseDE – Myles Murphy, Clemson, 108DE – Habakkuk Baldonado, Pitt, 98DT – Miles Fox, Wake Forest, 72DT – Myles Murphy, North Carolina, 69LB – Yasir Addullah, Louisville, 92LB – Nick Jackson, Virginia, 84LB – Quez Jackson, Georgia Tech, 71 (tie)LB – SirVocea Dennis, Pitt, 71 (tie)CB – Jermaine Waller, Virginia Tech, 76CB – Josh DeBerry, Boston College, 60 (tie)CB – Kei’Trel Clark, Louisville, 60 (tie)S – Traveon Redd, Wake Forest, 76S – Brandon Hill, Pitt, 68
Second-Team Special TeamsPK – B.T. Potter, Clemson, 87P – Lou Hedley, Miami, 98SP – Jahmyr Gibbs, Georgia Tech, 112
Third-Team OffenseQB – Brennan Armstrong, Virginia, 68RB – Jashaun Corbin, Florida State, 62RB – Jahmyr Gibbs, Georgia Tech, 54WR – Zay Flowers, Boston College, 77WR – Billy Kemp, Virginia, 37WR – Jake Bobo, Duke, 32TE – Marshon Ford, Louisville, 72AP – Jordan Addison, Pitt, 75OT – Ben Petrula, Boston College, 68OT – Gabe Houy, Pitt, 44OG – Marcus Minor, Pitt, 53OG – Sean Maginn, Wake Forest, 53C – Grant Gibson, NC State, 53
Third-Team DefenseDE – Keir Thomas, Florida State, 53DE – Xavier Thomas, Clemson, 52DT – Bryan Bresee, Clemson, 60DT – DeWayne Carter, Duke, 51LB – Shaka Heyward, Duke, 45LB – Tomon Fox, North Carolina, 40LB – Jeremiah Gemmel, North Carolina, 39CB – Brandon Sebastian, Boston College, 58CB – Duce Chestnut, Syracuse, 40S – Cam’Ron Kelly, North Carolina, 61S – Andrew Mukuba, Clemson, 58
Third-Team Special TeamsPK – Sam Scarton, Pitt, 55P – Peter Moore, Virginia Tech, 83SP – Tayvion Robinson, Virginia Tech, 57
Honorable MentionQB – Sam Howell, North Carolina, 19QB – Devin Leary, NC State, 18RB – Zonovan Knight, NC State, 45RB – Jaylan Knighton, Miami, 31WR – Tre Turner, Virginia Tech, 25TE – Trae Barry, Boston College, 25TE – Davis Allen, Clemson, 22TE – Brandon Chapman, Wake Forest, 18TE – Gavin Bartholomew, Pitt, 16AP – Will Shipley, Clemson, 41AP – Sean Tucker, Syracuse, 38OT – Zion Nelson, Miami, 41OT – Matthew Bergeron, Syracuse, 37OT – Luke Tenuta, Virginia Tech, 27OT – Tyler Vrabel, Boston College, 25OT – Bobby Haskins, Virginia, 22OT – Devin Cochran, Georgia Tech, 15OG – Will Putnam, Clemson, 45OG – Joshua Ezeudu, North Carolina, 42OG – Dillan Gibbons, Florida State, 41OG – Jake Kradel, Pitt, 37OG – Lecitus Smith, Virginia Tech, 30OG – Marcus McKethan, North Carolina, 28OG – Jacob Monk, Duke, 24OG – Devontay Love-Taylor, Florida State, 23OG – Loic Ngassam Nya, Wake Forest, 21C – Jack Wohlabaugh, Duke, 43C – Owen Drexel, Pitt, 41C – Michael Jurgens, Wake Forest, 38C – Airon Servais, Syracuse, 20C – Cole Bentley, Louisville, 19C – Brock Hoffman, Virginia Tech, 17DE – Rondell Bothroyd, Wake Forest, 49DE – Marcus Valdez, Boston College, 23DE – Daniel Joseph, NC State, 22DE – Deslin Alexandre, Pitt, 19DT – Robert Cooper, Florida State, 50DT – Fabien Lovett, Florida State, 48DT – Jordan Williams, Virginia Tech, 41DT – Ray Vohasek, North Carolina, 36DT – Josh Black, Syracuse, 32DT – Djimon Brooks, Georgia Tech, 15LB – Dax Hollifield, Virginia Tech, 38LB – Luke Masterson, Wake Forest, 37LB – Isaiah Moore, NC State, 35LB – Baylon Spector, Clemson, 32LB – C.J. Avery, Louisville, 31LB – Phil Campbell III, Pitt, 18LB – Charlie Thomas, Georgia Tech, 16LB – John Petrishen, Pitt, 15CB – Tony Grimes, North Carolina, 39CB – Damarri Mathis, Pitt, 38CB – Ja’Sir Taylor, Wake Forest, 38CB – Tyrique Stevenson, Miami, 35CB – Garrett Williams, Syracuse, 34CB – Caelen Carson, Wake Forest, 23CB – Tyler Baker-Williams, NC State, 22CB – Shyheim Battle, NC State, 20S – Nolan Turner, Clemson, 52S – Jaiden Woodbey, Boston College, 43S – Erick Hallett II, Pitt, 42S – Chamarri Conner, Virginia Tech, 39S – Nasir Peoples, Virginia Tech, 37S – Kenderick Duncan, Louisville, 31S – Qwynnterrio Cole, Louisville, 23S – Juanyeh Thomas, Georgia Tech, 23S – James Williams, Miami, 17PK – Andy Borregales, Miami, 27P – Will Spiers, Clemson, 22SP – Jaylen Stinson, Duke, 43SP – Cal Adomitis, Pitt, 26