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Clemson dominates 2019 pre-season All-ACC team; NC State not represented

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Why not just make Clemson the entire team already.

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The 2019 preseason All-ACC football team is loaded with Clemson players, including eight of the 13 picks on the offensive side of the ball. I’d grumble but these selections are all justified and once again goes to show how far ahead of the rest of the league Clemson is right now.

NC State didn’t have a player make the team on either side, which is not surprising given that the Wolfpack lacks many known quantities heading into the fall. But I’ll be surprised if State doesn’t have a couple guys make all-conference after this season. Larrell Murchison, Emeka Emezie, James Smith-Williams, Isaiah Moore ... there’s plenty of dudes more than capable of being all-conference.

2019 All-ACC Preseason Football Team(Total votes in parenthesis)

Offense

WR – Tee Higgins, Clemson (145)

WR – Justyn Ross, Clemson (123)

WR – Tamorrion Terry, Florida State (69)

TE – Brevin Jordan, Miami (66)

AP – Deon Jackson, Duke (47)

OT – Tremayne Anchrum, Clemson (100)

OT – Ben Petrula, Boston College (54)

OG – John Simpson, Clemson (136)

OG – Gage Cervenka, Clemson (45)

C – Sean Pollard, Clemson (75)

QB – Trevor Lawrence, Clemson (161)

RB – Travis Etienne, Clemson (144)

RB – AJ Dillon, Boston College (144)

Defense

DE – Xavier Thomas, Clemson (84)

DE – Alton Robinson, Syracuse (83)

DT – Marvin Wilson, Florida State (105)

DT – Nyles Pinckney, Clemson (49)

LB – Shaquille Quarterman, Miami (118)

LB – Isaiah Simmons, Clemson (109)

LB – Michael Pinckney, Miami (66)

CB – Bryce Hall, Virginia (122)

CB – A.J. Terrell, Clemson (62)

S – Andre Cisco, Syracuse (80)

S – Tanner Muse, Clemson (78)

Special Teams

PK – Andre Szmyt, Syracuse (88)

P – Sterling Hofrichter, Syracuse (70)

SP – Maurice Ffrench, Pitt (48)

ACC Player of the Year

1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson – 127

2. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson – 24

3. AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College – 15

4. Bryce Perkins, QB, Virginia – 6

5. Cam Akers, RB, Florida State – 1