3 NC State Football Players Voted onto All-ACC Team; Duke, UNC-CH Combine for Zero

If the preseason All-ACC football team counts for anything, N.C. State got a win over Triangle brethren Duke and North Carolina on Wednesday.

The Wolfpack had three players selected by the media at ACC kickoff last week in Charlotte for the preseason team, which was announced by the league on Wednesday. The Blue Devils and Tar Heels were shutout. Tight end Cam Serigne was Wake Forest’s lone representative.

N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb and punter A.J. Cole were selected by the panel of 167 voters at their respective positions. Jaylen Samuels was the overwhelming choice in a new “all-purpose” slot — basically created for players like him.

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Clemson, 2015 and ’16 ACC champions, led all teams with five selections and Miami, the preseason choice from the Coastal Division had four.

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Sophomore defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, who grew up in Wake Forest, leads the Clemson contingent which includes a pair of offensive linemen.

 There were few surprises on the team. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, who won the Heisman Trophy last year, received the most votes at any position with 132. Samuels received 124 of the votes at the all-purpose slot.

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