**********Reggie Gallaspy(Southern Guilford High School) named the ACC Co-Running Back of the Week:**********
CO-RUNNING BACK – Reggie Gallaspy Jr., NC State, Sr., RB; High Point, N.C.
Gallaspy tied a school record with five rushing touchdowns in the Wolfpack’s 34-28 overtime win at North Carolina on Saturday • The five rushing touchdowns in a game are the most by any player in a Power 5 conference this year and tied for the most ever against UNC (most since 1975) • Gallaspy rushed for a career-high 129 yards on 27 carries (4.8 yards per carry) • One of his touchdowns came on a season-best 34-yard run.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Three-time defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Clemson leads the 2018 All-ACC Football Team announced on Monday.
The Tigers placed a total of 18 players on the first, second and third teams. Boston College followed with 11 selections, while Syracuse followed with nine and NC State filled eight spots.
A voting panel of 46 media members and the league’s 14 head coaches cast ballots for the 2018 All-ACC Football Teams, with three points awarded for each first-team vote, two points for each second-team vote and one point for each third-team selection.
Clemson running back Travis Etienne, who leads the ACC with 1,307 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns, led the balloting with 174 points. Two-time ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner Mitch Hyatt of Clemson earned his third first-team All-ACC selection.
Wake Forest sophomore Greg Dortch was voted the team’s all-purpose back after piling up 1,750 total yards on receptions, kick returns and rushing. Dortch also earned a spot as a first-team specialist.
Etienne is joined in the All-ACC first-team backfield by NC State quarterback Ryan Finley (3,380 yards passing for 21 touchdowns through 11 games) and Boston College sophomore running back AJ Dillon (1,108 rushing yards despite missing two full games).
NC State juniors Kelvin Harmon and Jakobi Meyers claimed two of the first-team wide receiver spots. Harmon’s 1,179 receiving yards in 11 games leads the conference, and Myers ranks first with 7.6 receptions per game. Virginia senior Olamide Zaccheaus (81 catches, 958 yards, six touchdowns) is the third All-ACC first-team wide receiver.
Boston College’s Tommy Sweeney (32 receptions for 348 yards and three touchdowns) is the first-team tight end.
Clemson’s Hyatt is joined on the first-team offensive line by NC State tackle Tyler Jones and center Garrett Bradbury, Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom and Georgia Tech offensive guard Parker Braun.
Clemson dominated with three of the four first-team defensive line selections, led by junior defensive end Clelin Ferrell with 163 total points. Ferrell leads the conference in quarterback sacks (10.5) and has 15.5 total tackles for loss. He is joined by the Tiger defensive tackles Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence, along with Florida State defensive end Brian Burns.
NC State’s Germaine Pratt, Miami’s Shaquille Quarterman and Duke’s Joe Giles-Harris comprise the linebacker corps. A pair of juniors – Boston College’s Hamp Cheevers and Virginia’s Bryce Hall – man the cornerback slots. Virginia senior Juan Thornhill and Syracuse redshirt freshman Andre Cisco are the first-team safeties.
Cheevers and Cisco are currently tied for the NCAA Division I lead in interceptions with seven each. NC State’s Pratt leads the ACC in tackles with 9.8 per game. Florida State’s Burns is tied for second behind Ferrell in tackles for loss with 10.
Syracuse freshman Andre Szmyt is the first-team placekicker after connecting on 28 of 32 field goal attempts and all 57 of his extra point tries during the regular season. The Orange also boast the first-team All-ACC punter in junior Sterling Hofrichter, who averages 43.3 yards per attempt and has placed an ACC-leading 25 punts inside the opponents’ 25-yard line.
Clemson’s Hyatt, Ferrell, Wilkins and Lawrence are repeat first-team All-ACC selections from 2017, as are Boston College’s Dillon and Duke’s Giles-Harris.
NC State’s Harmon, Virginia’s Zaccheaus, Georgia Tech’s Braun, Wake Forest’s Dortch and Miami’s Quarterman were second-team selections last season. Boston College’s Sweeney, NC State’s Finley, Clemson’s Etienne and Virginia’s Thornhill were all third-team selections a year ago.
The complete 2018 All-ACC Football Team:
QB Ryan Finley Gr. NC State 130 RB Travis Etienne So. Clemson 174 RB AJ Dillon So. Boston College 162 WR Kelvin Harmon Jr. NC State 164 WR Olamide Zaccheaus Sr. Virginia 158 WR Jakobi Meyers Jr. NC State 141 TE Tommy Sweeney Gr. Boston College 158 AP Greg Dortch So. Wake Forest 172 OT Mitch Hyatt Sr. Clemson 172 OT Tyler Jones Sr. NC State 93 OG Chris Lindstrom Sr. Boston College 136 OG Parker Braun Jr. Georgia Tech 129 C Garrett Bradbury Gr. NC State 113
DE Clelin Ferrell Jr. Clemson 163 DE Brian Burns Jr. Florida State 120 DT Christian Wilkins Gr. Clemson 160 DT Dexter Lawrence Jr. Clemson 137 LB Germaine Pratt Gr. NC State 125 LB Shaquille Quarterman Jr. Miami 113 LB Joe Giles-Harris Jr. Duke 111 CB Hamp Cheevers Jr. Boston College 159 CB Bryce Hall Jr. Virginia 139 S Juan Thornhill Sr. Virginia 123 S Andre Cisco Fr. Syracuse 110
PK Andre Szmyt R-Fr. Syracuse 165 P Sterling Hofrichter Jr. Syracuse 134 SP Greg Dortch So. Wake Forest 127
QB Trevor Lawrence Fr. Clemson 106 RB Qadree Ollison Sr. Pitt 128 RB Travis Homer Jr. Miami 71 WR Tee Higgins So. Clemson 117 WR Jamal Custis Sr. Syracuse 115 WR Damon Hazelton So. Virginia Tech 76 TE Brevin Jordan Fr. Miami 58 AP Deon Jackson So. Duke 50 OT Tremayne Anchrum Jr. Clemson 60 OT Stefano Millin Sr. Pitt 60 OG Phil Haynes Sr. Wake Forest 87 OG Sean Pollard Jr. Clemson 72 C Justin Falcinelli Gr. Clemson 92
DE Zach Allen Sr. Boston College 112 DE Alton Robinson Jr. Syracuse 91 DT Gerald Willis III Sr. Miami 129 DT Ricky Walker Sr. Virginia Tech 63 LB Cole Holcomb Sr. North Carolina 98 LB Tre Lamar Jr. Clemson 82 LB Ryan Guthrie Sr. Syracuse 76 CB Trayvon Mullen Jr. Clemson 98 CB Essang Bassey Jr. Wake Forest 75 S Jaquan Johnson Sr. Miami 99 S Cameron Glenn Sr. Wake Forest 51 Second-Team Specialists PK Christopher Dunn Fr. NC State 86 P Pressley Harvin III So. Georgia Tech 121 SP Michael Walker Sr. Boston College 78
QB Eric Dungey Sr. Syracuse 76 RB Darrin Hall Sr. Pitt 58 RB Reggie Gallaspy Jr. Sr. NC State 49 WR T.J. Rahming Sr. Duke 62 WR Hunter Renfrow Gr. Clemson 57 WR Nyqwan Murray Sr. Florida State 52 TE Daniel Helm Sr. Duke 31 AP Sean Riley Jr. Syracuse 38 OT Aaron Monteiro Sr. Boston College 58 OT Koda Martin Gr. Syracuse 55 OG John Simpson Jr. Clemson 67 OG Mike Herndon Sr. Pitt 59 C Jimmy Morrissey So. Pitt 47
DE Austin Bryant Sr. Clemson 59 DE Wyatt Ray Sr. Boston College 48 DT Demarcus Christmas Sr. Florida State 44 DT Ray Smith Sr. Boston College 41 LB Kendall Joseph Gr. Clemson 70 LB Chris Peace Sr. Virginia 64 LB Connor Strachan Gr. Boston College 58 CB Trajan Bandy So. Miami 68 CB A.J. Terrell So. Clemson 60 S Tanner Muse Jr. Clemson 49 S Will Harris Sr. Boston College 48 Third-Team Specialists PK Alex Kessman So. Pitt 30 P Oscar Bradburn So. Virginia Tech 31 SP Joe Reed Jr. Virginia 54
Honorable Mention (25 or more points)
Offense QB Bryce Perkins Jr. Virginia 28 RB Jordan Ellis Sr. Virginia 36 WR Anthony Ratliff-Williams Jr. North Carolina 46 WR Tamorrion Terry R-Fr. Florida State 46 TE Dalton Keene So. Virginia Tech 29 TE Evan Butts Sr. Virginia 25 TE George Aston Sr. Pitt 25 AP Maurice Ffrench Jr. Pitt 35 AP Amari Rodgers So. Clemson 26 OT Cody Conway Sr. Syracuse 50 OT Alex Bookser Sr. Pitt 45 OT William Sweet Jr. North Carolina 34 OT Ben Petrula So. Boston College 33 OT Tyree St. Louis Sr. Miami 25 OG Connor Dintino Sr. Pitt 58 OG Terronne Prescod Sr. NC State 53 OG Kyle Chung Sr. Virginia Tech 25 C Jon Baker Gr. Boston College 38 C Ryan Anderson Sr. Wake Forest 36 Defense DE Joe Jackson Jr. Miami 40 DT Willie Yarbary Sr. Wake Forest 36 DT Jason Strowbridge Jr. North Carolina 30 DT Chris Slayton Sr. Syracuse 26 DT Marvin Wilson So. Florida State 25 LB Michael Pinckney Jr. Miami 46 LB Rayshard Ashby So. Virginia Tech 42 LB Justin Strnad Jr. Wake Forest 29 LB Ben Humphreys Sr. Duke 27 CB Dane Jackson Jr. Pitt 57 CB Michael Jackson Sr. Miami 49 S Sheldrick Redwine Sr. Miami 41 S K’Von Wallace Jr. Clemson 39 S Dylan Singleton Jr. Duke 38 S Damar Hamlin Jr. Pitt 32 Specialists PK Greg Huegel Sr. Clemson 27 SP Maurice Ffrench Jr. Pitt 53