N.C. State lands three players on preseason All-ACC football team

By: By Rodd Baxley - [email protected]

The Atlantic Coast Conference released its preseason all-league football team on Wednesday, with N.C. State leading the way for in-state schools.

Along with Florida State, the favorite to win the conference title this season, and Virginia Tech, the Wolfpack had three players named to the all-league squad.

Entering the season with a slew of returners and, perhaps, Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren’s best roster, N.C. State is a popular sleeper pick among media members this year.

All-purpose back Jaylen Samuels, defensive end Bradley Chubb and punter A.J. Cole III represented the Wolfpack on the all-conference list, with Duke and North Carolina joining Syracuse as the only teams without a selection.

Wake Forest tight end Cam Serigne represented the Demon Deacons on the list, with former Pine Forest standout Harold Landry, who is currently a defensive end at Boston College, representing the Eagles.

Despite being picked to finish second behind Florida State in the Atlantic Division, Clemson led all schools with five selections. Miami, the favorite to win the Coastal, had four players named to the list.


By Rodd Baxley

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2017 Preseason All-ACC Football Team


WR – Deon Cain, Jr., Clemson

WR – Ahmmon Richards, So., Miami

WR – Cam Phillips, Sr., Virginia Tech

TE – Cam Serigne, Sr.-r, Wake Forest

AP – Jaylen Samuels, Sr., NC State

OT – Mitch Hyatt, Jr., Clemson

OT – Brian O’Neill, Jr.-r, Pitt

OG – Tyrone Crowder, Sr.-r, Clemson

OG – Wyatt Teller, Sr.-r, Virginia Tech

C – Alec Eberle, Jr.-r, Florida State

QB – Lamar Jackson, Jr., Louisville

RB – Mark Walton, Jr., Miami

RB – Dedrick Mills, So., Georgia Tech


DE – Harold Landry, Sr., Boston College

DE – Bradley Chubb, Sr., NC State

DT – Dexter Lawrence, So., Clemson

DT – Christian Wilkins, Jr., Clemson

LB – Micah Kiser, Sr.-r, Virginia

LB – Shaquille Quarterman, So., Miami

LB – Tremaine Edmunds, Jr., Virginia Tech

CB – Tarvarus McFadden, Jr., Florida State

CB – Jaire Alexander, Jr., Louisville

S – Derwin James, So.-r, Florida State

S – Quin Blanding, Sr., Virginia

Special Teams

PK – Michael Badgley, Jr., Miami

P – A.J. Cole III, Jr., NC State

SP – Quadree Henderson, Jr., Pitt

Rodd Baxley can be reached 910-416-5162. Follow him on Twitter @RoddBaxley.

Rodd Baxley can be reached 910-416-5162. Follow him on Twitter @RoddBaxley.