The ACC's Best Offensive Linemen of All-Time
This is my fifth installment focusing on the ACC's best at every position.
This slideshow will focus on the ACC's best offensive linemen of all time.
The ACC was founded in 1953, with eight teams, but since then it has expanded to 13 teams.
The original teams were Clemson, Duke, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Wake Forest, North Carolina State, South Carolina.
In 1971 South Carolina left for the SEC.
Since 1978, five teams have joined: Georgia Tech, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Miami, and Boston College.
The ACC has a very rich tradition in many sports, especially football.
I found it very tough to pick out the top offensive lineman, with a huge amount of talented present and past players to choose from.
10. Bob Ward, Maryland
Ward was an undersized lineman even for his time. He was a 1951 All-American, and while at Maryland, he was voted the team's MVP all four years.
9. D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Virginia
Ferguson started 49 games on the offensive line. He was a two-time All-ACC and All-American selection while at Virginia.
8. Stan Jones, Maryland
While at Maryland, Jones won the Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy and was an All-American.
7. Bill Yoest, N.C. State
While at North Carolina State, Yoest was a two time All-ACC offensive lineman and an All-American in 1973.
6. Bob Pellegrini, Maryland
Pellegrini was an All-ACC and All-American center. In 1955, he was awarded the ACC Player of the Year Award.
5. Harris Barton, North Carolina
Barton was an All-American who started every game while at Carolina. He is also the only known man to have attended Hank Aaron's 715th homer game and Barry Bond's 756th homer game.
4. Joe Bostic, Clemson
He helped put Clemson back in the national spotlight in contributing to the team's three bowl appearances while he played. He was a two-time All-American and two-time Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner in 1977 and 1978.
3. Jim Dombrowski, Virginia
Dombrowski was a two-time All-American. He also won many awards, including back-to-back Jacobs Blocking Trophy (1984,1985).
2. Jim Ritcher, N.C. State
Ritcher was an amazing athlete in the trenches, twice being named an All-American and winning the 1979 Outland Trophy.
1. Mike McGee, Duke
McGee was possibly the most athletic lineman to play in the ACC. In 1959, he won the Outland Trophy, was an All-American, and was the ACC Athlete of the Year.