NC State, UNC, Duke football well represented as ACC releases all-conference teams

The season may not have transpired like they’d hoped, but coming off a stunning upset on the road at UNC in the ACC regular-season finale, the N.C. State Wolfpack found more to celebrate Tuesday afternoon with the release of the All-ACC football teams.

Four Pack players — guard Chandler Zavala, center Grant Gibson, cornerback Aydan White and kicker Christopher Dunn — were named First Team All-ACC for their efforts this season. North Carolina, with presumptive ACC Rookie of the Year Drake Maye (that will be announced Wednesday), placed three players on the first team this season: Maye, receiver Josh Downs and linebacker Cedric Gray.

Duke, with its surprise run to an eight-win (so far) season, placed one player — tackle Graham Barton — on the first team. Riley Leonard, considered by most to be the catalyst of Duke’s turnaround season, earned honorable mention honors behind Maye, second-team QB Jordan Travis of Florida State and third-team QB Sam Hartman of Wake Forest.

Two Wolfpack defenders, Tanner Ingle and Drake Thomas, earned second-team accolades, and another N.C. State defender, Cory Durden, made the third-team.

Downs made the list a second time for UNC as the second-team “all-purpose” player, and he was joined by defensive back Storm Duck.

The ACC panel tasked with selecting the teams consists of coaches, broadcasters and selected media covering each team.

Here are the complete lists:

2022 All-ACC Football Teams

First-Team All-ACC

Offense

QB - Drake Maye, North Carolina, 177

RB - Israel Abanikanda, Pitt, 187

RB - Will Shipley, Clemson, 164

WR - Zay Flowers, Boston College, 184

WR - Josh Downs, North Carolina, 184

WR - A.T. Perry, Wake Forest, 167

TE - Oronde Gadsden, Syracuse, 127

AP - Will Shipley, Clemson, 166

OT - Jordan McFadden, Clemson, 159

OT - Graham Barton, Duke, 132

OG - Dillan Gibbons, Florida State, 131

OG - Chandler Zavala, NC State, 119 (tie)

OG - Marcus Minor, Pitt, 119 (tie)

C - Grant Gibson, NC State, 132

N.C. State’s Christopher Dunn (32) celebrates after hitting a 27-yard field goal to give the Wolfpack the lead during N.C. State’s 19-17 victory over Florida State at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022.
N.C. State’s Christopher Dunn (32) celebrates after hitting a 27-yard field goal to give the Wolfpack the lead during N.C. State’s 19-17 victory over Florida State at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022.

Defense

DE - Jared Verse, Florida State, 163

DE - Myles Murphy, Clemson, 112

DT - Calijah Kancey, Pitt, 160

DT - Tyler Davis, Clemson, 116

LB - Cedric Gray, North Carolina, 128

LB - Yasir Abdullah, Louisville, 116

LB - SirVocea Dennis, Pitt, 116

CB - Aydan White, NC State, 117

CB - Anthony Johnson, Virginia, 84

S - Kam Kinchens, Miami, 139

S - Jammie Robinson, Florida State, 129

Specialists

PK - Christopher Dunn, NC State, 177

P - Lou Hedley, Miami, 133

SP - Will Shipley, Clemson, 131

Duke’s DeWayne Carter celebrates with Cam Dillon after sacking Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman during the second half of the Blue Devils’ final regular season game at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in Durham, N.C.
Duke’s DeWayne Carter celebrates with Cam Dillon after sacking Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman during the second half of the Blue Devils’ final regular season game at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in Durham, N.C.

Second-Team All-ACC

Offense

QB - Jordan Travis, Florida State, 98

RB - Sean Tucker, Syracuse, 140

RB - Trey Benson, Florida State, 137

WR - Jared Wayne, Pitt, 114

WR - Tyler Hudson, Louisville, 109

WR - Johnny Wilson, Florida State, 81

TE - Will Mallory, Miami, 94

AP - Josh Downs, North Carolina, 81

OT - Matthew Bergeron, Syracuse, 114

OT - Robert Scott, Florida State, 69

OG - Sean Maginn, Wake Forest, 88

OG - Caleb Chandler, Louisville, 81

C - Bryan Hudson, Louisville, 57

Defense

DE - K.J. Henry, Clemson, 80

DE - Donovan Ezeiruaku, Boston College, 75

DT - DeWayne Carter, Duke, 95

DT - Bryan Bresee, Clemson, 61

LB - Drake Thomas, NC State, 108

LB - Nick Jackson, Virginia, 75

LB - Ayinde Eley, Georgia Tech, 70

CB - Fentrell Cypress, Virginia, 69

CB - Storm Duck, North Carolina, 65

S - Tanner Ingle, NC State, 91

S - Erick Hallett II, Pitt, 83

Specialists

PK - B.T. Potter, Clemson, 86

P - Daniel Sparks, Virginia, 97

SP - M.J. Devonshire, Pitt, 89

North Carolina’s Josh Downs (11) looks for running room against Wake Forest’s Isaiah Wingfield (8) after a 43-yard pass reception from quarterback Drake Maye in the fourth quarter on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Truist Field in Winston-Salem, N.C.
North Carolina’s Josh Downs (11) looks for running room against Wake Forest’s Isaiah Wingfield (8) after a 43-yard pass reception from quarterback Drake Maye in the fourth quarter on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Truist Field in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Third-Team All-ACC

Offense

QB - Sam Hartman, Wake Forest, 82

RB - Henry Parrish, Jr., Miami, 49

RB - Justice Ellison, Wake Forest, 38

WR - Jalon Calhoun, Duke, 68

WR - Antoine Green, North Carolina, 56

WR - Keytaon Thompson, Virginia, 50

TE - Davis Allen, Clemson, 52

AP - Sean Tucker, Syracuse, 64

OT - Matt Goncalves, Pitt, 66

OT - Asim Richards, North Carolina, 62

OG - D’Mitri Emmanuel, Florida State, 57

OG - Jake Kradel, Pitt, 50

C - Will Putnam, Clemson, 51

Defense

DE - Yaya Diaby, Louisville, 65

DE - Keion White, Georgia Tech, 44

DT - Kobie Turner, Wake Forest, 53

DT - Cory Durden, NC State, 44

LB - Charlie Thomas, Georgia Tech, 63

LB - Trenton Simpson, Clemson, 58

LB - Mikel Jones, Syracuse, 55

CB - Kei’Trel Clark, Louisville, 64

CB - Tyrique Stevenson, Miami, 42

S - Darius Joiner, Duke, 63

S - LaMiles Brooks, Georgia Tech, 47

Specialists

PK - James Turner, Louisville, 72

P - Ben Kiernan, North Carolina, 53

SP - Jalon Calhoun, Duke, 74

Honorable-Mention All-ACC

QB - Riley Leonard, Duke, 22

RB - Treshaun Ward, Florida State, 31

RB - Tiyon Evans, Louisville, 30

WR -Thayer Thomas, NC State, 43

WR - Nate McCollum, Georgia Tech, 37

WR - Kaleb Smith, Virginia Tech, 22

WR - Jahmal Banks, Wake Forest, 21

WR - Antonio Williams, Clemson, 15

TE- Bryson Nesbit, North Carolina, 44

TE - Marshon Ford, Louisville, 27

AP - Jalon Calhoun, Duke, 32

AP - Hassan Hall, Georgia Tech, 18

OT - DeVonte Gordon, Wake Forest, 38

OT - Renato Brown, Louisville, 32

OT - DJ Scaife, Jr., Miami, 31

OT - Timothy McKay, NC State, 30

OT - Silas Dzansi, Virginia Tech, 21

OG - Walker Parks, Clemson, 48

OG - Marcus Tate, Clemson, 38

OG - Loic Ngassam Nya, Wake Forest, 19

OG - Jalen Rivers, Miami, 16

C - Michael Jurgens, Wake Forest, 44

C - Corey Gaynor, North Carolina, 26

C - Maurice Smith, Florida State, 25

C - Jacob Monk, Duke, 25

C - Jake Kradel, Pitt, 21

DE - TyJuan Garbutt, Virginia Tech, 38

DE - Akheem Mesidor, Miami, 36

DE - Chico Bennett, Virginia, 35

DE - Jasheen Davis, Wake Forest, 21

DE - Deslin Alexandre, Pitt, 19

DE - Rondell Bothroyd, Wake Forest, 17

DT - Fabien Lovett, Florida State, 36

DT - Leonard Taylor III, Miami, 34

DT - Aaron Faumui, Virginia, 22

DT - Ruke Orhorhoro, Clemson, 18

DT - Robert Cooper, Florida State, 17

DT - Chibueze Onwuka, Boston College, 16

DT - Ashton Gillotte, Louisville, 15

LB - Jeremiah Trotter Jr., Clemson, 51

LB - Isaiah Moore, NC State, 48

LB - Ryan Smenda, Jr., Wake Forest, 45

LB - Barrett Carter, Clemson, 36

LB - Shaka Heyward, Duke, 34

LB - Payton Wilson, NC State, 25

LB - Dax Hollifield, Virginia Tech, 22

LB - Momo Sanogo, Louisville, 20

LB - Tatum Bethune, Florida State, 19

LB - Power Echols, North Carolina, 17

LB - Marlowe Wax, Syracuse, 16

LB - Vinny DePalma, Boston College, 15

CB - Duce Chestnut, Syracuse, 39

CB - Elijah Jones, Boston College, 37

CB - M.J. Devonshire, Pitt, 33

CB - Zamari Walton, Georgia Tech, 27

CB - Garrett Williams, Syracuse, 26

CB - Marquis Williams, Pitt, 26

CB - Sheridan Jones, Clemson, 25

CB - Renardo Green, Florida State, 24

CB - Nate Wiggins, Clemson, 24

CB - Josh DeBerry, Boston College, 23

CB - Mansoor Delane, Virginia Tech, 19

CB - Tyler Baker-Williams, NC State, 17

S - Brandon Hill, Pitt, 37

S - Andrew Mukuba, Clemson, 34

S - Ja’Had Carter, Syracuse, 33

S - Jaiden Woodbey, Boston College, 25

S - Brandon Johnson, Duke, 22

S - Jalyn Phillips, Clemson, 17

PK - Andres Borregales, Miami, 17

P - Mark Vassett, Louisville, 45

P - Porter Wilson, Duke, 16

SP - Mycah Pittman, Florida State, 59

SP - Tucker Holloway, Virginia Tech, 26