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Three Wolfpack Players Named To Preseason All-ACC Team

July 27, 2021

A trio from the Wolfpack were named to the 2021 preseason All-ACC team, as voted on by the league's media and announced by the conference. All three from NC State led their position groups in votes.

Zonovan Knight was the leading vote getter among ACC running backs (96 out of 147), Ikem Ekwonu was the leading vote getter among all offensive lineman (83), and teammate Payton Wilson lead all the linebackers in votes (99).

2021 Preseason All-ACC Football Team

(147 total votes; Total votes in parentheses)
QB         Sam Howell, North Carolina (118)
RB         Zonovan Knight, NC State (96)
RB         Mataeo Durant, Duke (49)
WR        Justyn Ross, Clemson (110)
WR        Zay Flowers, Boston College (101)
WR        Jaquarii Roberson, Wake Forest (80)
TE          James Mitchell, Virginia Tech (77)
AP         Jahmyr Gibbs, Georgia Tech (56)
OT         Ikem Ekwonu, NC State (83)
OT         Jordan McFadden, Clemson (53)
OG        Zion Johnson, Boston College (82)
OG        Joshua Ezeudu, North Carolina (56)
C            Alec Lindstrom, Boston College (77)

DE         Myles Murphy, Clemson (108)
DE         Amare Barno, Virginia Tech (63)
DT         Bryan Bresee, Clemson (120)
DT         Tyler Davis, Clemson (53)
LB          Payton Wilson, NC State (99)
LB          James Skalski, Clemson (95)
LB          Nick Jackson, Virginia (37)
CB         Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson (86)
CB         Tony Grimes, North Carolina (55)
S            Bubba Bolden, Miami (100)
S            Nolan Turner, Clemson (85)

PK         Nick Sciba, Wake Forest (69)
P            Lou Hedley, Miami (84)
SP          Jahmyr Gibbs, Georgia Tech (60)

Preseason Player of the Year

1. Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina, 114
2. D'Eriq King, QB, Miami, 11
3. Bryan Bresee, DE, Clemson, 8
4. D.J. Uiagalelei, QB, Clemson, 6
5. Phil Jurkovec, QB, Boston College, 3
6. Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College, 2
6. Jahmyr Gibbs, AP, Georgia Tech, 2

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