GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Quarterback Kenny Pickett and receiver Jordan Addison were among 12 players from No. 17 Pittsburgh to headline the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-league team.
Pickett and Addison were first-team picks for the offense in Tuesday’s release, while tackle Calijah Kancey was a first-team pick on defense. The Panthers will play in Saturday’s league championship game against No. 18 Wake Forest, which had first-team receiver A.T. Perry and first-team offensive tackle Zach Tom among its eight selections.
Clemson finished with 10 all-ACC picks despite seeing its six-year reign atop the league end.
Florida State senior defensive end Jermaine Johnson II, who ranks sixth nationally with 12 sacks, was the leading vote-getter with 189 points in voting by a panel of 50 media members and each of the league’s head coaches.
Eight Syracuse players earned All-ACC honors – including a trio of first team award winners. Record-breaking running back Sean Tucker led the way with an All-ACC first team selection at running back. He garnered the most votes of any player offensively at their respective position. He also earned a separate selection as an honorable mention at the all-purpose position. Cody Roscoe was also a first team honoree after a breakout redshirt senior campaign, and Mikel Jones earned a first team selection at linebacker. Freshman corner Duce Chestnut was honored with All-ACC third team recognition, while Matthew Bergeron, Airon Servais, Josh Black and Garrett Williams picked up honorable mention honors.