ESPN’s ACC Blog released its All-ACC team today, and it shouldn’t surprise you to hear one specific Syracuse Orange player’s name included. Amba Etta-Tawo, the conference’s leading receiver, was the lone SU representative, though they only compiled votes for the first-team.
It’s the latest in a string of honors for Etta-Tawo following a phenomenal one-year stint at Syracuse. The Maryland transfer had 94 catches for 1,482 yards and 14 touchdowns (all school records), while being the focal point of an electrifying passing game. Etta-Tawo had seven games with 100 receiving yards or more, and two over 200. He also caught 10 or more passes in four different contests. His 1,482 receiving yards were the second-highest total in conference history.
The folks at ESPN think pretty highly of him, it would appear. He was the 15th-best player overall in their #CFBRank series that wrapped up last week. Etta-Tawo was also named a first-team All-ACC performer by the conference’s select media panel.
Congrats once again to Amba on a fantastic season with the Orange. The final piece of hardware he may be able to collect is All-America honors, which should be announced in the near future.