Preview 2020: Previewing and looking ahead to the ACC season with the College Football News All-ACC Team & Top 30 players.
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Atlantic Boston College | Clemson | Florida State
Louisville | NC State | Syracuse | Wake Forest
Coastal Duke | Georgia Tech | Miami
North Carolina | Pitt | Virginia | Virginia Tech
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2020 Preseason CFN ACC Offensive Player of the Year
QB Trevor Lawrence, Jr. Clemson
He was the No. 1, superstar, can’t-miss, this-is-the-franchise-guy-who-might-possibly-be-better-than-Deshuan-Watson recruit for the program in 2018, and in his time all he’s been able to do is lead the team to two ACC championships, two national title appearances, one national championship, and with a fairly decent 29-1 record in the 30 games he has been a part of.
And now, he’s embracing the role of college football legend, Face of the Franchise, and all-around leader to a grander scale both on and off the field. Thanks to the silly rules that make a player wait for three years after high school to be eligible for the NFL Draft, he’s still around for at least one more year.
2020 Preseason CFN ACC Defensive Player of the Year
DT Marvin Wilson, Sr. Florida State
The new era of Florida State football needs a star leader to work around and be the main voice for the team, and the 6-5, 311-pound Wilson was that off the field this offseason and he’ll be a star again on it.
Very quick, very tough, and with the ability to be a true anchor for the defensive front, he can get behind the line – with five sacks and 8.5 tackles for for loss last season – along with 44 tackles. Everything is going to work around him.
College Football News 2020 Preseason All-ACC Team: Offense
QB – Trevor Lawrence, Jr. Clemson
RB – Travis Etienne, Sr. Clemson
RB – Javian Hawkins, Soph. Louisville
WR – Tutu Atwell, Jr. Louisville
WR – Dazz Newsome, Sr. North Carolina
TE – Brevin Jordan, Jr. Miami
OT – Liam Eichenberg, Sr. Notre Dame
OG – Bryce Hargrove, Sr. Pitt
C – Jimmy Morrissey, Sr. Pitt
OG – Lecitus Smith, Jr.
OT – Ben Petrula, Sr. Boston College
College Football News 2020 Preseason All-ACC Team: Defense
DE – Carlos Basham, Sr. Wake Forest
DT – Tyler Davis, Soph. Clemson
DT – Marvin Wilson, Sr. Florida State
DE – Quincy Roche, Sr. Miami
LB – Rayshard Ashby, Sr. Virginia Tech
LB – Max Richardson, Sr. Boston College
LB – Chazz Surratt, Sr. North Carolina
CB – Derion Kendrick, Jr. Clemson
S – Andre Cisco, Sr. Syracuse
S – Hamsah Nasirildeen, Sr. Florida State
CB – Asante Samuel Jr., Jr. Florida State
College Football News 2020 Preseason All-ACC Team: Special Teams
PK – Nick Sciba, Jr. Wake Forest
P – Trenton Gill, Jr. NC State
KR – Damond Philyaw-Johnson, Jr.
PR – Amari Rodgers, Sr.
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