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Three NC State players make preseason All-ACC team

Seems fair.

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There are three NC State players on the 2021 preseason All-ACC team, and you probably could have guessed ‘em: running back Bam Knight, offensive tackle Ickey Ekwonu, and linebacker Payton Wilson.

State definitely has a chance to land more than three on the all-conference team when it’s all said and done—among candidates other than those three guys, Emeka Emezie, Isaiah Moore, and Tanner Ingle are also more than capable. I wouldn’t say any Wolfpack players were snubbed from this preseason list, though.

The full team:

2021 Preseason All-ACC Football Team(Total votes in parenthesis)

QB Sam Howell, North Carolina (118)
RB Zonovan Knight, NC State (96)
RB Mataeo Durant, Duke (49)
WR Justyn Ross, Clemson (110)
WR Zay Flowers, Boston College (101)
WR Jaquarii Roberson, Wake Forest (80)
TE James Mitchell, Virginia Tech (77)
AP Jahmyr Gibbs, Georgia Tech (56)
OT Ikem Ekwonu, NC State (83)
OT Jordan McFadden, Clemson (53)
OG Zion Johnson, Boston College (82)
OG Joshua Ezeudu, North Carolina (56)
C Alec Lindstrom, Boston College (77)

DE Myles Murphy, Clemson (108)
DE Amare’ Barno, Virginia Tech (63)
DT Bryan Bresee, Clemson (120)
DT Tyler Davis, Clemson (53)
LB Payton Wilson, NC State (99)
LB James Skalski, Clemson (95)
LB Nick Jackson, Virginia (37)
CB Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson (86)
CB Tony Grimes, North Carolina (55)
S Bubba Bolden, Miami (100)
S Nolan Turner, Clemson (85)

PK Nick Sciba, Wake Forest (69)
P Lou Hedley, Miami (84)
SP Jahmyr Gibbs, Georgia Tech (60)