#Clemson with eight on pre-season All-ACC Team; Howell named pre-season Player of the Year

Clemson DT Bryan Bresee was third in voting for ACC pre-season Player of the year (Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports)

Eight Clemson players were voted onto the pre-season All-ACC Team at last week’s ACC Kickoff in Charlotte. The full team was released Tuesday morning. The Tigers dominated on the defensive side with six selections. North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell was voted the pre-season Player of the Year by a wide margin over Miami quarterback D’Eriq King and Clemson defensive tackle Bryan Bresee.

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)

Preseason Player of the Year

  1. Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina, 114
  2. D’Eriq King, QB, Miami, 11
  3. Bryan Bresee, DE, Clemson, 8
  4. D.J. Uiagalelei, QB, Clemson, 6
  5. Phil Jurkovec, QB, Boston College, 3
  6. Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College, 2
  7. Jahmyr Gibbs, AP, Georgia Tech, 2

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