One of the most prestigious college football preview publications in the country is “Phil Steele’s College Football Preview”. He recently released his Preseason All-ACC team, and the Clemson Tigers dominate the list on the offensive side of the ball, representing 1/3 of the first team.
First Team All-ACC on Offense include: RB Andre Ellington; WR Sammy Watkins (who also is the first team kick returner); WR Deandre Hopkins; and C Dalton Freeman.
Quarterback Tajh Boyd represents the Tigers on the 2nd team offense. Tight End Brandon Ford is represented on the 3rd team, and Tackle Brandon Thomas rounds out the 4th team on offense.
On Defense, the loan representative on the first team for the Tigers is DE Malliciah Goodman. Sophomore Linebacker, Stephone Anthony, is on the 2nd team. Another Linebacker, Corico Hawkins, is on the 3rd team, and Safety Rashard Hall rounds out the 4th team Preseason All-ACC defensive team.