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All-ACC Preseason Football Team: Several Syracuse Players Receive Votes

Or, in other words, "Zero Syracuse Players Named to Team."

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The ACC released the 2015 All-Conference Preseason Team today, as voted on by the credentialed attendees at ACC Media Days Football Kickoff this week. And as you'd probably surmise, Syracuse did not have a single player named to the first (and only) team.

The Orange DID, however, have several players receive votes (thanks, you voters, you!). Among the recognized:

Steve Ishmael, 5 votes (12th among wide receivers)

Ivan Foy, 3 votes (10th among offensive tackles)

Rob Trudo, 7 votes (4th among centers)

Ron Thompson, 3 votes (10th among defensive ends)

Zaire Franklin, 7 votes (13th among linebackers)

Marqez Hodge, 2 votes (17th among linebackers)

Cole Murphy, 2 votes (5th among placekickers)

Riley Dixon, 6 votes (5th among punters)


Riley Dixon, 6 votes (5th among punters)

Riley Dixon, 6 votes (5th among punters)

Riley Dixon, 6 votes (5th among punters)

You guys are going to regret this when he wins the Heisman, FYI.


Beyond some gripes about Dixon, though, it's tough to take a ton of issue with Orange players not being included. We just went 3-9, and lost a bunch of players from that team. On the bright side, only way to go is up!

If you're curious who actually made the team, check out the full list below:

2015 All-ACC Preseason Football Team


WR – Tyler Boyd, Jr., Pitt

WR – Mike Williams, Jr., Clemson

WR – Artavis Scott, So. Clemson

TE – Bucky Hodges, r-So., Virginia Tech

OT – Roderick Johnson, So., Florida State

OT – Adam Bisnowaty, r-Jr., Pitt

OG – Landon Turner, r-Sr., North Carolina

OG – Eric Mac Lain, Gr., Clemson

C – Matt Skura, r-Sr., Duke

QB – Deshaun Watson, So., Clemson

RB – James Conner, Jr., Pitt

RB – Shadrach Thornton, Sr., NC State


DE – Dadi Lhomme Nicolas. r-Sr., Virginia Tech

DE – Shaq Lawson, Jr., Clemson

DE – Sheldon Rankins, Sr., Louisville

DT – Adam Gotsis, Sr., Georgia Tech

DT – Luther Maddy, r-Sr., Virginia Tech

LB – Terrance Smith, r-Sr., Florida State

LB – Brandon Chubb, r-Sr., Wake Forest

LB – James Burgess, Sr., Louisville

CB – Jalen Ramsey, Jr., Florida State

CB – Kendall Fuller, Jr., Virginia Tech

S – Jeremy Cash, r-Sr., Duke

S – Quin Blanding, So., Virginia

Special Teams

PK – Roberto Aguayo, r-Jr., Florida State

P – Alex Kinal, r-Sr., Wake Forest

KR – Ryan Switzer, So., North Carolina