ACC announces 2018 All-ACC Academic Football Team

Greensboro, NC – Atlantic Coast Conference Jim Tatum Award winner and National Football Foundation Campbell Trophy recipient Christian Wilkins of Clemson headlines the 70-member 2018 All-ACC Academic Football Team, announced Wednesday by the league office.   Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.   All 14 ACC Football member institutions were represented on the team. Duke led all schools with 12 selections, followed by Georgia Tech (8), Clemson (7), Pitt (6), Syracuse (6), Virginia (6), NC State (5), Boston College (4), Louisville (4), Wake Forest (4), Miami (3), Virginia Tech (2), Florida State (2), and North Carolina (1).   The ACC has selected an All-ACC Academic Football Team every year since 1954. The team was chosen from a pool of ACC football student-athletes who were nominated by their schools.
Wilkins, who helped lead Clemson to a 15-0 mark and the 2018 National Championship, was selected to the All-ACC Academic Team for the fourth time in his career. He becomes the 28th student-athlete to accomplish the feat.  

ACC Jim Tatum Award winner and National Football Foundation Campbell Trophy recipient Christian Wilkins of Clemson. (photo by Gene Galin)

Twenty-one members of the All-ACC Academic Football Team also earned some form of all-conference recognition. Wilkins, Boston College tight end Tommy Sweeney, Duke linebacker Joe Giles-Harris, Georgia Tech offensive guard Parker Braun, NC State quarterback Ryan Finley and center Garrett Bradbury, and Syracuse place-kicker Andre Szmyt were first-team all-conference.   

The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.  

2019 All-ACC Academic Football Team Zach Allen***, Boston College, DE, Sr, Finance Jon Baker, Boston College, OL, Gr., Management Ray Smith, Boston College, DT, Sr., Communication Tommy Sweeney, Boston College, TE, Gr., Sports Administration Adam Choice, Clemson, RB, Gr., Human Resource Development Justin Falcinelli**, Clemson, C, Gr., Business Administration Kendall Joseph, Clemson, LB, Gr., Athletic Leadership Trevor Lawrence, Clemson, QB, Fr., Pre-Business Sean Pollard**, Clemson, OL, Jr., History Amari Rodgers, Clemson, WR, So., Sports Communication Christian Wilkins****, Clemson, DT, Gr., Athletic Leadership Brittain Brown, Duke, RB, So., Computer Science and Sociology Michael Carter II, Duke, CB, So., Undeclared Rakavius Chambers, Duke, OG, So., Undeclared Joe Giles-Harris**, Duke, LB, Jr., Cultural Anthropology Quentin Harris, Duke, QB, Jr., Public Policy Daniel Helm**, Duke, TE, Sr., Masters of Engineering Management Ben Humphreys***, Duke, LB, Sr., Public Policy Daniel Jones***, Duke, QB, Jr., Economics Davis Koppenhaver**, Duke, TE, Sr., Masters in Management Studies Johnathan Lloyd***, Duke, WR, Sr., Masters in Liberal Studies Chris Taylor***, Duke, WR, Sr., Masters in Management Marquis Waters, Duke, S, So., Sociology Tre’ McKitty, Florida State, TE, So., Criminology Jaiden Woodbey, Florida State, LB, Fr., International Affairs Parker Braun***, Georgia Tech, OG, Sr., Literature, Media & Communication  Jalen Johnson, Georgia Tech, LB, Gr., Building Construction  Andrew Marshall, Georgia Tech, OT, Gr., Building Construction  Brant Mitchell, Georgia Tech, LB, Sr., Business Administration  Malik Rivera, Georgia Tech, FS, Gr., Quantitative and Computational Finance Tre Swilling, Georgia Tech, DB, So., Business Administration  Brad Stewart***, Georgia Tech, WR, Sr., Mechanical Engineering Wesley Wells, Georgia Tech, PK, Fr., Business Administration  CJ Avery, Louisville, LB, So., Sports Administration Seth Dawkins**, Louisville, WR, Jr, Sports Administration Mason King**, Louisville, P, Jr., Communication Cornelius Sturghill, Louisville, CB, Gr., MBA  Travis Homer, Miami, RB, Jr., Management  Jaquan Johnson, Miami, DB, Sr., Human and Social Development  Hayden Mahoney, Miami, OL, Jr., Management  Nick Polino, North Carolina, OG, Jr., Economics  Garrett Bradbury***, NC State, C, Gr., Youth Development/Leadership A.J. Cole, III**, NC State, P, Sr., Industrial Engineering Ryan Finley***, NC State, QB, Gr., Postgraduate courses James Smith-Williams, NC State, DE, Jr., Business Supply Chain Operations Thayer Thomas, NC State, WR, R-Fr., Management Rafael Araujo-Lopes**, Pitt, WR, Gr., Governance & International Public Management Dennis Briggs, Pitt, DB, Gr., Business Administration Kirk Christodoulou, Pitt, P, R-Fr., Finance Connor Dintino, Pitt, OL, Gr., Business Administration Darrin Hall**, Pitt, RB, Sr., Health and Physical Activity Jimmy Morrissey**, Pitt, OL, So., Finance & Marketing Cody Conway, Syracuse, OT, Sr., Sport Management Ryan Guthrie, Syracuse, LB, Sr., Communication and Rhetorical Studies  Koda Martin, Syracuse, OT, Gr., Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation  Airon Servais**, Syracuse, C, So., Health & Exercise Science Andre Szmyt, Syracuse, PK, R-Fr., Undecided Kielan Whitner, Syracuse, LB, Sr., Accounting Marcus Applefield, Virginia, OT, Sr., Educational Psychology Evan Butts**, Virginia, TE, Sr., Higher Education Lester Coleman**, Virginia, P, Sr., Public Policy Jordan Mack**, Virginia, LB, Jr., Youth & Social Innovation Joe Reed, Virginia, WR, Jr., American Studies Dillon Reinkensmeyer**, Virginia, C, So., Global Studies  Dax Hollifield, Virginia Tech, LB, Fr., Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise Zachariah Hoyt, Virginia Tech, OL, So., Accounting & Information Systems Cade Carney, Wake Forest, RB, Jr., Communication  Alex Bachman, Wake Forest, WR, Sr., Communication  Luke Masterson**, Wake Forest, DB, Jr., Economics  Sage Surratt, Wake Forest, WR, R-Fr., Undeclared