Virginia free safety Quin Blanding is the lone representative for the Cavaliers on the 2015 Preseason All-ACC Team. He led the conference with 1,765 yards last season and scored an ACC-record 26 touchdowns.
Bisnowaty, a Fox Chapel alumnus, was a starter the past two seasons.
Offense WR – Tyler Boyd, Jr., Pitt WR – Mike Williams, Jr., Clemson WR – Artavis Scott, So.
Conner, the reigning ACC player of the year, led the overall voting, with 148 media members selecting him for the team. Clemson had the most members on the team with five followed by the Seminoles and Virginia Tech with four each.
Last year Clemson boasted the No. 1 defense in the land – but well enter 2015 without its three top players, defensive end Vic Beasley, linebacker Stephone Anthony and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. Adam Gotsis of defending Coastal Division champion Georgia Tech is a choice at defensive tackle, along with Virginia Tech’s Luther Maddy.
Boyd, Conner, Aguayo, Fuller and Ramsey were all named first-team All-ACC last year, while Scott, Williams, Nicolas, Gotsis, Smith, Cash, Blanding and Kinal all earned second-team All-ACC.
Linebacker: Terrance Smith, Florida State 99; Brandon Chubb, Wake Forest 75; James Burgess, Louisville 67; Reggie Northrup, Florida State 58; Keith Kelsey, Louisville 38; Ben Boulware, Clemson 36; P.J.
Cornerback Jalen Ramsey was one of four Florida State players picked, while defensive back Kendall Fuller of Virginia Tech was joined by three Hokies teammates. Wake Forest’s Alex Kinal earned the spot at punter, while North Carolina’s Ryan Switzer is the choice at return specialist.