Miami Hurricanes

Four Hurricanes named to All-ACC Preseason team

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The ACC selected their preseason All-ACC team on Wednesday and four Miami Hurricane players made the first team. The players are WR Ahmmon Richards, RB Mark Walton, LB Shaq Quarterman and K Michael Badgley. Clemson had the most players make the team with five. Florida State has three players on the first team.

Below is the entire first team All-ACC:

Offense

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

Defense

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

For player of the year, it comes as no surprise that Louisville QB Lamar Jackson wins it for preseason. That said the surprise came as Mark Walton actually came in a close second. All of the the Miami players who were selected have been also nominated for positional awards too. Shaq Quarterman is up for three defensive awards, including the being named to the Butkus watch list earlier this week.

With the media picking Miami to win the Coastal division and with four players being named to first team preseason All-ACC, it’s clear that at least the media in the conference and the other power brokers are finally showing some respect for the program. Hopefully the national media will start following suit. 

 

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