NC State has two players on the All-ACC first team, and both are worthy selections: Jaylen Samuels, who was highly productive from the FB/TB/TE/Jaylen Samuels positions; and Joe Thuney, who was his usual solid, versatile self in 2015. Defensive end Mike Rose earned second-team honors.
The complete first team:
All-ACC 1st Team: pic.twitter.com/y6xHt6lFKJ— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) November 30, 2015
Samuels was fourth in the ACC in receptions with 64 and fourth in touchdown receptions with seven. Both numbers were tops among ACC tight ends.
In addition, Matt Dayes, Nyheim Hines, Bra'Lon Cherry, and Quinton Schooley received honorable mentions. Dayes may have been on his way to a first-team nod were it not for the foot injury that ended his season early. Dayes is still the Pack's leading rusher by a huge margin. (/grumbles for three hours about what could have been)
It's been a while since NC State had a pair of first-team honorees, much less two on the same side of the ball.
Thuney & Samuels mark @PackFootball's first pair of All-ACC 1st-teamers since 2011 (Amerson & Graham). 2 first-teamers on O is 1st since '03— Ryan Tice (@RyanTice) November 30, 2015