CLEMSON - The preseason all-ACC squad, as selected by the conference media Wednesday, pretty much mimicked what has already been projected about Clemson.

There are three known commodities on defense - defensive end Vic Beasley, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and linebacker Stephone Anthony - and little else of a sure thing on the Tigers' roster.

Beasley, one of three 2013 consensus All-Americans playing college football this fall, earned a vote on 96 of the 99 ballots submitted, leading all defensive players. Anthony (third-team all-ACC in 2013) and Jarrett (honorable mention in 2013) were each the last player at their position named preseason all-ACC.

No Tiger was named to the offensive squad, based on uncertainty. Clemson has ended up with at least one all-ACC first team offensive player each of the past 10 years.

Florida State, predictably, led the way with nine of the 26 spots, including Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston. Duke had four nods, and Virginia Tech equaled Clemson's total of three players.

2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Team


Pos. Name (Votes) Ht Wt Class Hometown

WR Jamison Crowder, Duke (68) 5-9 175 Senior Monroe, N.C.

WR Rashad Greene, Florida State (56) 6-0 178 Senior Albany, Ga.

WR DeVante Parker, Louisville (32) 6-3 208 Senior Louisville, Ky.

TE Nick O'Leary, Florida State (86) 6-3 244 Senior Palm Beach, Fla.

T Cameron Erving, Florida State (82) 6-6 302 Senior-R Moultrie, Ga.

T Sean Hickey, Syracuse (26) 6-5 300 Senior Murrysville, Pa.

G Tre' Jackson, Florida State (82) 6-4 339 Senior Jesup, Ga.

G Laken Tomlinson, Duke (52) 6-3 330 Senior-R Chicago, Ill.

C Andy Gallik, Boston College (39) 6-3 304 Senior-R Evergreen Park, Ill.

QB Jameis Winston, Florida State (97) 6-4 235 Sophomore-R Bessemer, Ala.

RB Duke Johnson, Miami (95) 5-9 206 Junior Miami, Fla.

RB Karlos Williams, Florida State (37) 6-1 219 Senior Davenport, Fla.


Pos. Name (Votes) Ht Wt Class Hometown

DE Vic Beasley, Clemson (96) 6-2 235 Senior-R Adairsville, Ga.

DE Mario Edwards, Jr., Florida State (66) 6-3 294 Junior Gautier, Miss.

DT Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech (74) 6-1 291 Senior Delray Beach, Fla.

DT Grady Jarrett, Clemson (61) 6-1 295 Senior Conyers, Ga.

LB Denzel Perryman, Miami (82) 6-0 242 Senior Coral Gables, Fla.

LB Kelby Brown, Duke (74) 6-2 230 Senior-R Matthews, N.C.

LB Stephone Anthony, Clemson (55) 6-2 245 Senior Polkton, N.C.

CB Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech (80) 5-11 195 Sophomore Baltimore, Md.

CB P.J. Williams, Florida State (60) 6-0 196 Junior Ocala, Fla.

S Anthony Harris, Virginia (80) 6-1 185 Senior Chesterfield, Va.

S Jeremy Cash, Duke (56) 6-2 205 Junior-R Miami, Fla.


Pos. Name (Votes) Ht Wt Class Hometown

PK Roberto Aguayo, Florida State (79) 6-1 209 Sophomore Mascotte, Fla.

P A.J. Hughes, Virginia Tech (29) 6-1 212 Junior Terra Haute, Ind..

SP Ryan Switzer, North Carolina (68) 5-10 180 Sophomore Charleston, W. Va.