North Carolina’s “Big Four” Atlantic Coast Conference schools combined to place 21 players on this year’s all-ACC football teams.
Wake Forest led the way with eight players selected across the three all-league squads, followed by N.C. State with seven, Duke with five and UNC with one representative.
The Wolfpack had three players named to the first team by a panel featuring the league’s head coaches and 45 media members.
Running back Nyheim Hines, the league’s leader with 1,774 all-purpose yards, rounded out the first-team backfield and earned a spot as a third-team specialist.
Jaylen Samuels was named to the first-team for his work as an all-purpose back after tallying more than 1,100 total yards with 15 touchdowns. Defensive end Bradley Chubb rounded out the Wolfpack’s first-team selections.
Chubb finished with a league-high 10 sacks and 26 tackles for loss this season.
The Blue Devils had two first-team selections in cornerback Mark Gilbert — a Fayetteville native — and linebacker Joe Giles-Harris. Gilbert has logged 31 tackles, two tackles for loss, six interceptions and 13 pass breakups this season. Giles-Harris leads the Blue Devils with 117 tackles and 15 tackles for loss.
UNC and Wake Forest each had one player on the first team. Tight end Cam Serigne, who has 35 catches, 444 yards and eight touchdowns this season, represented the Demon Deacons.
Kick returner Anthony Ratliff-Williams earned a first-team nod as a kick returner and third-team selection as an all-purpose back. He currently leads the nation with 895 kickoff return yards.
Wake Forest landed four players on the second team offense including quarterback John Wolford, center Ryan Anderson, placekicker Mike Weaver and all-purpose back Greg Dortch.
Defensive end Duke Ejiofor was a second team defense selection, while offensive linemen Justin Herron and Phil Haynes were third team offense picks.
Wide receiver Kelvin Harmon, along with offensive linemen Will Richardson and Tony Adams earned second-team nods for N.C. State. Quarterback Ryan Finley earned a third-team selection.
For the Blue Devils, center Austin Davis, safety Jeremy McDuffie and defensive tackle Mike Ramsay each received third team all-league honors.
Fayetteville native Harold Landry, a defensive end for Boston College, also earned a third team selection.
Clemson and Miami, which meet in Saturday’s ACC Championship in Charlotte, combined to place 23 players on the all-league teams.
The Tigers placed a total of 13 players on the first, second and third teams. The Hurricanes had 10 total players chosen.
Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson of Louisville joined Boston College freshman running back AJ Dillon as co-leaders in the voting.