Clemson, UNC, FSU lead preseason all-ACC team

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Florida State, North Carolina and defending league champion Clemson each placed four players on the preseason all-Atlantic Coast Conference team.

The ACC announced the team Wednesday following a vote of media members covering the league's preseason media days.

The Tigers placed three key skill position players on the team: receiver and preseason player of the year Sammy Watkins, quarterback Tajh Boyd and running back Andre Ellington. They were joined by center Dalton Freeman.

Watkins appeared on all 68 ballots and was the only unanimous selection.

The Tar Heels' Giovani Bernard was the other running back and he was joined by linebacker Kevin Reddick, offensive guard Jonathan Cooper and offensive tackle James Hurst.

Representing the Seminoles were defensive end Brandon Jacobs, safety Lamarcus Joyner, kicker Dustin Hopkins and returner Greg Reid.

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