Seven Tigers named to AP All-ACC team


Newly crowned Atlantic Coast Conference champion Pittsburgh headlines The Associated Press All-ACC teams and individual awards for the 2021 season.

The 13th-ranked Panthers had a league-best seven selections in results released Monday after voting by 14 sports writers who cover the conference. That list included quarterback Kenny Pickett as the unanimous choice for offensive player of the year, as well as national receiving touchdown leader Jordan Addison being an unanimous first-team pick at receiver.

Pittsburgh won the program's first ACC championship on Saturday night by beating No. 20 Wake Forest 45-21 in Charlotte. Demon Deacons coach Dave Clawson was voted as league coach of the year, while Florida State defensive end Jermaine Johnson II was named top defensive player and Miami freshman quarterback Tyler Van Dyke was chosen top newcomer.

Syracuse running back Sean Tucker, North Carolina State offensive lineman Ikem Ekwonu and Wake Forest kicker Nick Sciba joined Pickett, Addison and Johnson as unanimous picks to the 51-player squad. Clemson tied Pittsburgh with seven selections, while Wake Forest and N.C. State each had six picks.


First team


u-QB - Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh

u-RB - Sean Tucker, Syracuse

RB - Mataeo Durant, Duke

u-WR - Jordan Addison, Pittsburgh

WR - Josh Downs, North Carolina

TE - Jelani Woods, Virginia

u-OT - Ikem Ekwonu, North Carolina State

OT - Zach Tom, Wake Forest

OG - Zion Johnson, Boston College

OG - Caleb Chandler, Louisville

C - Alec Lindstrom, Boston College

All-purpose player - Jahmyr Gibbs, Georgia Tech

u-K - Nick Sciba, Wake Forest


u-DE - Jermaine Johnson II, Florida State

DE - Cody Roscoe, Syracuse

DT - Calijah Kancey, Pittsburgh

DT - Cory Durden, North Carolina State

LB - Mikel Jones, Syracuse

LB - James Skalski, Clemson

LB - Drake Thomas, North Carolina State

CB - Mario Goodrich, Clemson

CB - Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson

S - Jammie Robinson, Florida State

S - Tanner Ingle, North Carolina State

P - Trenton Gill, North Carolina State

Second team


QB - Brennan Armstrong, Virginia (tie)

QB - Sam Hartman, Wake Forest (tie)

RB - Ty Chandler, North Carolina

RB - Pat Garwo III, Boston College

WR - A.T. Perry, Wake Forest

WR - Dontayvion Wicks, Virginia

TE - Marshon Ford, Louisville

OT - Jordan McFadden, Clemson

OT - Carter Warren, Pittsburgh

OG - Christian Mahogany, Boston College

OG - D.J. Scaife Jr., Miami

C - Olusegun Oluwatimi, Virginia

All-purpose player - Zonovan Knight, North Carolina State

K - B.T. Potter, Clemson


DE - Myles Murphy, Clemson

DE - Habakkuk Baldonado, Pittsburgh

DT - Tyler Davis, Clemson

DT - Miles Fox, Wake Forest

LB - Yasir Abdullah, Louisville

LB - Nick Jackson, Virginia

LB - SirVocea Dennis, Pittsburgh

CB - Josh DeBerry, Boston College

CB - Jermaine Waller, Virginia Tech

S - Traveon Redd, Wake Forest

S - Brandon Hill, Pittsburgh

P - Lou Hedley, Miami

Coach of the year - Dave Clawson, Wake Forest

Offensive player of the year - Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh

Defensive player of the year - Jermaine Johnson II, Florida State

Newcomer of the year - Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Miami