Pitt's Conner, Clemson's Beasley lead all-ACC team
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Pittsburgh running back James Conner and Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley lead the all-Atlantic Coast Conference football team.
The ACC announced the teams Monday following a vote of 55 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Players received three points for a first-team vote, two for a second-team selection and one for a third-team pick.
Conner, the nation's sixth-leading rusher with an average of 139.6 yards, had the most points with 164. Beasley led all defensive players with 159 points.
Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston of No. 2 Florida State was the first-team quarterback for the second straight year.
Ten players from Atlantic Division champion Florida State made the first team.
The Seminoles' opponent in the ACC championship game, No. 12 Georgia Tech, had none.
Winston's total of 142 points was fewer than six other offensive players, including teammates Rashad Greene (157) and kicker Roberto Aguayo (153).
In all, Florida State had five offensive linemen picked to the three all-conference teams, with tackle Cameron Erving and guard Tre Jackson making the first team.
Three players from Clemson's defense made the first team. Joining Beasley were fellow defensive lineman Grady Jarrett and linebacker Stephone Anthony.
In addition to Conner, Pitt placed receiver Tyler Boyd and offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings on the first team.
Duke had four selections to the first team, with Jamison Crowder making it as both a receiver and a specialist. He was joined by offensive guard Laken Tomlinson and linebacker David Helton, the ACC's leader with 125 tackles.