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Syracuse Football: Riley Dixon, Brisly Estime and Ron Thompson Earn All-ACC Honors

Next up for Dixon: the Heisman Trophy.

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Syracuse punter Riley Dixon was named to the 2015 All-ACC team on Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, making him the first SU player to earn that honor since the school joined the conference prior to the 2013 season.

Additionally, wide receiver Brisly Estime and defensive end Ron Thompson were named to the All-ACC third team.

Of Dixon's 65 punts, he pinned 24 of them inside the 20-yard line and had 28 of them result in fair catches. That gave him an impressive 80% clip in the Bill Connelly-created Fair Catch/Inside 20 Ratio statistic. Dixon received 77 votes, while Wake Forest punter Alex Kinal received 75. This was Dixon's second All-ACC accolade, as he earned an honorable mention last season.

Estime was named to the third team as a return specialist, as he averaged 18.1 yards per punt return on the season. That ranked him second in the nation and first in the ACC.

Thompson led the conference with four forced fumbles and finished eighth among sack leaders by registering seven sacks. He managed that despite missing games against Rhode Island and Louisville.