FSU QB Jameis Winston Headlines 2013 ACC All-Conference Team

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FSU QB Jameis Winston Headlines 2013 ACC All-Conference Team
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The 2013 ACC All-Conference teams were released on Monday afternoon, led by a couple of Heisman Trophy candidates in Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and Boston College running back Andre Williams.

Winston's pending case for sexual assault did little to dissuade voters, allowing him to easily edge out Clemson's Tajh Boyd, though four of the 65 ballots did not list him as the first team quarterback.

Williams as a first-team running back was the only unanimous selection on either side of the ball, followed closely by Winston and Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins, who both finished with 191-of-195 points.

Here is the full first team:

2013 All-ACC Football, First Team
OFFENSE DEFENSE
QB Jameis Winston, FSU DE Vic Beasley, CLEM
RB Andre Williams, BC DE Kareem Martin, UNC
RB Devonta Freeman, FSU DT Aaron Donald, PITT
WR Sammy Watkins, CLEM DT Nikita Whitlock, WAKE
WR Jamison Crowder, DUKE LB Kelby Brown, DUKE
WR Rashad Greene, FSU LB Denzel Perryman, MIA
TE Eric Ebron, UNC LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, BC
OT Cameron Erving, FSU CB LaMarcus Joyner, FSU
OT James Hurst, UNC CB Ross Cockrell, DUKE
OG Tre Jackson, FSU S Anthony Harris, UVA
OG Shaq Mason, GT S Jeremy Cash, DUKE
C Bryan Stork, FSU
SPECIAL TEAMS
PK Nate Freese, BC
P Pat O'Donnell, MIA
SP Ryan Switzer, UNC

Source: ACC Website

Joining Winston on the first-team offense are five other Seminoles: running back Devonta Freeman, receiver Rashad Greene, tackle Cameron Erving, guard Tre' Jackson and center Bryan Stork.

Between that group and second-teamer Nick O'Leary, a finalist for the Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end, voters clearly recognize that Florida State's offense is not a one-man show.

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Other notable inclusions on the first team include Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who leads the nation with 26.0 tackles for loss and is a finalist for the Bednarik Award as America's top defensive player. Curiously, he only received 171-of-195 points, which makes little sense (but postseason teams so rarely do).

This marked the first year that the ACC has released first-, second- and third-teams in its postseason awards, choosing to recognize more players than it normally would in a year when 14 teams played in the league.

Of all those teams, surprise Coastal Division champion Duke finished second behind Florida State with 11 players included among the three teams, including four on the first team.

FSU, of course, paced the way with 17 overall recognitions.

 

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