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Florida State paces preseason All-ACC team with nine

Jameis Winston

Florida State was named the preseason favorite in the ACC without little contest, and it is easy to see why. The preseason all-ACC roster was formally announced Wednesday, and it includes nine players from Florida State.

Quarterback Jameis Winston and running back Karlos Williams will be lining up behind an offensive line this fall that includes two preseason All-ACC offensive linemen in tackle Cameron Erving and guard Tre’ Jackson. To add more fuel to the fire, Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene and tight end Nick O’Leary also appear on the ACC’s preseason all-conference roster.

Florida State’s biggest threat in the Atlantic Division, Clemson, has three players named to the defensive side of the preseason all-conference team though. Defensive end Vic Beasley, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and linebacker Stephone Anthony all were named by the media this week at the ACC Football Kickoff. Duke actually had more preseason all-conference players named with four, the second most in the ACC. So much for that whole basketball school mentality, right?

Here is a breakdown of preseason All-ACC players by school…

  1. Florida State (9)
  2. Duke (4)
  3. Clemson (3)
    Virginia Tech (3)
  4. Miami (2)
  5. Boston College (1)
    Louisville (1)
    North Carolina (1)
    Syracuse (1)
    Virginia (1)

Here is the full roster, as released by the ACC;

2014 Preseason All-ACC Team

Offense

QB Jameis Winston, Florida State
RB Duke Johnson, Miami
RB Karlos Williams, Florida State
WR Jamison Crowder, Duke
WR Rashad Greene, Florida State
WR DeVante Parker, Louisville
TE Nick O’Leary, Florida State
T Cameron Erving, Florida State
T Sean Hickey, Syracuse
G Tre’ Jackson, Florida State
G Laken Tomlinson, Duke
C Andy Galik, Boston College

Defense

DE Vic Beasley, Clemson
DE Mario Edwards Jr., Florida State
DT Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech
DT Grady Jarrett, Clemson
LB Denzel Perryman, Miami
LB Kelby Brown, Duke
LB Stephone Anthony, Clemson
CB Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech
CB P.J. Williams, Florida State
S Anthony Harris, Virginia
S Jeremy Cash, Duke

Special Teams

PK Roberto Aguayo, Florida State
P A.J. Hughes, Virginia Tech
SP Ryan Switzer, North Carolina

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9 Responses to “Florida State paces preseason All-ACC team with nine”
  1. cubano76 says: Jul 23, 2014 12:04 PM

    Holy smokes! That’s pretty much the entire FSU roster.

  2. canetic says: Jul 23, 2014 12:29 PM

    Nick O’Leary? What a joke.

  3. seminolez says: Jul 23, 2014 12:49 PM

    ^LOL the e-fanbase doesn’t recognize the 2nd best TE in the country last year.

  4. jimmy53 says: Jul 23, 2014 12:53 PM

    Nice to see they put Aguayo on there–especially since they didn’t name him All-ACC last season when he won the Groza award.

    Canetic: Are you really questioning Nick O’Leary?? He’s widely considered one of the three best TE’s in the country.

    #jealousmuch

  5. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 23, 2014 2:45 PM

    Not saying that O’Leary isn’t deserving of this award… or whatever this is….

    But 2nd best TE in the country last year??? That’s a stretch…. He wasn’t even the best TE in his conference….

  6. fiverings37 says: Jul 23, 2014 3:49 PM

    8to80texansblog says:
    Jul 23, 2014 2:45 PM
    Not saying that O’Leary isn’t deserving of this award… or whatever this is….

    But 2nd best TE in the country last year??? That’s a stretch…. He wasn’t even the best TE in his conference….

    really? did you see ANY F.S.U. games last year?

  7. canetic says: Jul 23, 2014 4:21 PM

    Yes, I watched all the FSU games last year. He had one game with more than 55 yds receiving. Without Winston he wouldn’t have broken 200 yds receiving for the season. There’s a reason he didn’t go pro.

  8. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 23, 2014 5:16 PM

    I saw 2 FSU games last year. The ACC Championship game and the National Title game.

    I’m sorry but he wasn’t as good as Eric Ebron…. or Austin Sefarian Jenkins, and definitely not Jace Amaro….

  9. realfootballfan says: Jul 23, 2014 8:59 PM

    This team’s stacked, especially defensively. However, the team 2 years ago was better than last year’s besides the glaring improvement of Winston over Manuel and the addition of Ramsey at safety, so if we can actually be there to defend this title will be up to as much luck as it will be to hard work and dedication. Can’t wait to get it started in a month in Dallas.

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