Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Duke Blue Devils wide receiver Jamison Crowder (3) runs a 63-yard touchdown past Texas A&M Aggies defensive back Howard Matthews (31) during the second quarter in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Duke Prevalent on Preaseason All-ACC Football Team

The ACC released their Preseason All-ACC Football Team today and it looked something like this:

2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Team


Pos. Name (Votes) Class
WR Jamison Crowder, Duke (68) Senior
WR Rashad Greene, Florida State (56) Senior
WR DeVante Parker, Louisville (32) Senior
TE Nick O’Leary, Florida State (86) Senior
T Cameron Erving, Florida State (82) Senior-R
T Sean Hickey, Syracuse (26) Senior
G Tre’ Jackson, Florida State (82) Senior
G Laken Tomlinson, Duke (52) Senior-R
C Andy Gallik, Boston College (39) Senior-R
QB Jameis Winston, Florida State (97) Sophomore-R
RB Duke Johnson, Miami (95) Junior
RB Karlos Williams, Florida State (37) Senior


Pos. Name (Votes) Class
DE Vic Beasley, Clemson (96) Senior-R
DE Mario Edwards, Jr., Florida State (66) Junior
DT Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech (74) Senior
DT Grady Jarrett, Clemson (61) Senior
LB Denzel Perryman, Miami (82) Senior
LB Kelby Brown, Duke (74) Senior-R
LB Stephone Anthony, Clemson (55) Senior
CB Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech (80) Sophomore
CB P.J. Williams, Florida State (60) Junior
S Anthony Harris, Virginia (80) Senior
S Jeremy Cash, Duke (56) Junior-R


Pos. Name (Votes) Class
PK Roberto Aguayo, Florida State (79) Sophomore
P A.J. Hughes, Virginia Tech (29) Junior
SP Ryan Switzer, North Carolina (68) Sophomore

Dec 28, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver Ryan Switzer (3) returns a punt for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Belk Bowl at Bank of America Stadium. Carolina defeated Cincinnati 39-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

There are a couple things to notice. First there are no NC State or Wake Forest players on the list. Second there is only one Tar Heel, Ryan Switzer, on the list. Switzer was All-America as a returner last year and certainly belongs.

On the other hand there are several Duke players. This should be no surprise to anyone who kept up with preseason award watch lists. Tomlinson, Crowder, Brown, and Cash were all on multiple preseason watch lists.

The list as a whole still reflects the dominance of Florida State, who has people everywhere on it. It is a compliment to Duke that they had the second most.

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