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
WRJamison Crowder, Duke (68)Senior
WRRashad Greene, Florida State (56)Senior
WRDeVante Parker, Louisville (32)Senior
TENick O’Leary, Florida State (86)Senior
TCameron Erving, Florida State (82)Senior-R
TSean Hickey, Syracuse (26)Senior
GTre’ Jackson, Florida State (82)Senior
GLaken Tomlinson, Duke (52)Senior-R
CAndy Gallik, Boston College (39)Senior-R
QBJameis Winston, Florida State (97)Sophomore-R
RBDuke Johnson, Miami (95)Junior
RBKarlos Williams, Florida State (37)Senior


Pos.Name (Votes)Class
DEVic Beasley, Clemson (96)Senior-R
DEMario Edwards, Jr., Florida State (66)Junior
DTLuther Maddy, Virginia Tech (74)Senior
DTGrady Jarrett, Clemson (61)Senior
LBDenzel Perryman, Miami (82)Senior
LBKelby Brown, Duke (74)Senior-R
LBStephone Anthony, Clemson (55)Senior
CBKendall Fuller, Virginia Tech (80)Sophomore
CBP.J. Williams, Florida State (60)Junior
SAnthony Harris, Virginia (80)Senior
SJeremy Cash, Duke (56)Junior-R


Pos.Name (Votes)Class
PKRoberto Aguayo, Florida State (79)Sophomore
PA.J. Hughes, Virginia Tech (29)Junior
SPRyan 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.