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:
|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|
|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.
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.