Preseason All-ACC Team College Football 2022

College football and the ACC kicks off in a few weeks. Find the All-ACC Team broken into three tiers to get you ready for the 2022 season.

All-ACC First Team 2022

Quarterback: Sam Hartman, Wake Forest
Running Back: Sean Tucker, Syracuse
Wide Receiver: Josh Downs, North Carolina
Wide Receiver: A.T. Perry, Wake Forest
Wide Receiver: Dontayvion Wicks, Virginia
Tight End: Gavin Bartholomew, Pittsburgh
Offensive Line: Zion Nelson, Miami
Offensive Line: D.J. Scaife Jr., Miami
Offensive Line: Grant Gibson, NC State
Offensive Line: Caleb Chandler, Louisville
Offensive Line: Jordan McFadden, Clemson

Defensive Line: YaYa Diaby, Louisville
Defensive Line: Myles Murphy, Clemson
Defensive Line: Bryan Bresee, Clemson
Defensive Line: Habakkuk Baldonado, Pittsburgh
Linebacker: Drake Thomas, NC State
Linebacker: Trenton Simpson, Clemson
Linebacker: Mikel Jones, Syracuse
Defensive Back: Tyrique Stevenson, Miami
Defensive Back: Ke’Trel Clark, Louisville
Defensive Back: Jammie Robinson, Florida State
Defensive Back: Tanner Ingle, NC State

All-ACC Second Team 2022

Quarterback: Devin Leary, NC State
Running Back: Will Shipley, Clemson
Wide Receiver: Keytaon Thompson, Virginia
Wide Receiver: Ke’Shawn Williams, Wake Forest
Wide Receiver: Zay Flowers, Boston College
Tight End: Marshon Ford, Louisville
Offensive Line: Bryson Speras, NC State
Offensive Line: Will Putnam, Clemson
Offensive Line: Michael Jurgens, Wake Forest
Offensive Line: Kaden Moore, Virginia Tech
Offensive Line: Matthew Bergeron, Syracuse

Defensive Line: Kam Butler, Virginia
Defensive Line: Kobie Turner, Wake Forest
Defensive Line: Leonard Taylor, Miami
Defensive Line: Calijah Kancey, Pittsburgh
Linebacker: Jeremiah Trotter, Clemson
Linebacker: Isaiah Moore, NC State
Linebacker: Payton Wilson, NC State
Defensive Back: Darian “Duce” Chestnut, Syracuse
Defensive Back: Josh DeBerry, Boston College
Defensive Back: Andrew Mkuba, Clemson
Defensive Back: James Williams, Miami

All-ACC Third Team 2022

Quarterback: Tyler Van Dyke, Miami
Running Back: Treshaun Ward, Florida State
Wide Receiver: Konata Mumpfield, Pittsburgh
Wide Receiver: Taylor Morin, Wake Forest
Wide Receiver: Key’Shawn Smith, Miami
Tight End: Camren McDonald, Florida State
Offensive Line: Parker Clements, Virginia Tech)
Offensive Line: Sean Maginn, Wake Forest
Offensive Line: Carter Warren, Pittsburgh
Offensive Line: Dillan Gibbans, Florida State
Offensive Line: Silas Dzansi, Virginia Tech

Defensive Line: Yasir Abdullah, Louisville
Defensive Line: Tyler Davis, Clemson
Defensive Line: Robert Cooper, Florida State
Defensive Line: Rondell Bothroyd, Wake Forest
Linebacker: SirVocea Dennis, Pittsburgh
Linebacker: Stefon Thompson, Syracuse
Linebacker: Charlie Thomas, Georgia Tech
Defensive Back: Shyheim Battle, NC State
Defensive Back: Caelen Carson, Wake Forest
Defensive Back: Tyler Baker-Williams, NC State
Defensive Back: Chamarri Conner, Virginia Tech

The Atlantic Coast Conference is the conference of quarterbacks in 2022. Paring it down to just two out of such a talented group proved to be quite the challenge, which is why I ended up with three All-ACC teams, unlike other conferences with just two. The ACC also has 15 teams, with tons of talent spread across them, so filling three teams didn’t prove problematic.

Sam Hartman earned the nod as the First Team quarterback after leading the best passing offense in the conference with 4,228 yards, the sixth-most in ACC history, and 39 touchdowns. He’s joined by A.T. Perry on the first team, a future NFL wide receiver with 71 catches for 1,293 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2021.

Leaving Devin Leary off the First Team was a difficult choice, but NC State landed two First Team defensive talents. Drake Thomas was a First Team All-ACC linebacker last year with 99 tackles, three interceptions, and four pass breakups as an elite defender against the pass and the run. He’s joined by teammate Tanner Ingle on the First Team, who also made the All-ACC First Team last season.

Miami is expected to have a breakthrough season under new head coach Mario Cristobal, and they had plenty of representatives on these teams. Offensive linemen Zion Nelson and D.J. Scaife Jr. are elite blockers, while Tyrique Stevenson is a lockdown outside cornerback. Leonard Taylor and James Williams are former five-star recruits on the Second Team, while Tyler Van Dyke and Ke’Shawn Williams represent the passing game on the Third Team.

Clemson had a down year in 2021, finishing outside the College Football Playoff for the first time. However, the Tigers still won ten games with several talented players on the All-ACC rosters. Myles Murphy, Bryan Bresee, and Trenton Simpson are all future NFL talents, while Will Shipley remains a talented running back, despite his relatively inefficient 2021 season. Keep an eye on Tyler Davis as another defensive breakout candidate for Clemson – he’s on the Third Team here.

UPDATE: Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman has been ruled out indefinitely with an undisclosed medical condition. He still represents his program as the All-ACC First Team quarterback for now, but it’s unclear when he will return or if he will be able to play this season at all.

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