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Syracuse Football: Athlon Preseason All-ACC Team Features Estime & Murphy

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Plus Eric Dungey finds himself on the Syracuse-specific cover.

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Since it's largely a written publication, Athlon gets a jump on college football season preview materials before most. Such is the case with this year's edition, which features some Syracuse Orange players you're pretty familiar with.

On the All-ACC squad, senior Brisly Estime gets second-team honors at punt returner following a season in which he compiled over 900 (kickoff and punt) return yards and two TDs. Kicker Cole Murphy finds himself among the third-team selections after going 16-for-22 on field goals in 2015 (and a perfect 37-for-37 on extra points).

As one might have imagined, Athlon's All-ACC teams are pretty heavy on players from Clemson, Florida State, Louisville and North Carolina. Looking at just the first- and second-team all-conference squads they've assembled, 33 are from those four schools (largely considered the cream of the crop for 2016).

Sophomore quarterback Eric Dungey also receives some honors, getting the cover on this year's Syracuse-specific preview magazine. As we all know, the exciting passer's season was cut short by injury in 2015. But before that, he accounted for 1,639 yards and 16 total scores in just seven full games.

Let's just hope things turn out better for this year's SU cover player than the last two... Ashton Broyld was on the front of last year's edition and was dismissed before the season started. Former Orange quarterback Terrel Hunt was on the cover in 2014, and unfortunately lost much of his season due to a fractured fibula vs. Louisville.