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Amba Etta-Tawo leads way for Syracuse on 2016 All-ACC football team

The one-year wonder leaves as a first-team All-ACC talent

NCAA Football: Syracuse at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

No one will ever say that Amba Etta-Tawo didn’t accomplish everything he set to do and then some in his only season with the Syracuse Orange. AET broke just about every record one can break in one season of work at SU and he was rewarded Monday with a spot on the All-ACC first team according to the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).

How good was his season? This good:

Etta-Tawo ranks fifth in ACC single-season history in receptions, second in yards, second in yards per game and seventh in touchdown catches. He currently leads all Power-Five receivers in both receptions and yards, and ranks second in the FBS in total receiving yardage and yards per game.

Etta-Tawo is joined on the first-team by Clemson’s Mike Williams and North Carolina’s Ryan Switzer and the trio combined for 264 receptions, 29 touchdowns and more than 3,600 receiving yards on the year.

Amba received 125 votes, second-most of any offensive player behind Williams.

A trio of Syracuse players show up on the third team as well. Brisly Estime made it as a specialist, Zaire Franklin made it as a linebacker, and Sterling Hofrichter made it as a punter.

Also making the list under Honorable Mention were wide receiver Ervin Philips and linebacker Parris Bennett.