TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Five Seminoles were named All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team selections by the league’s 14 head coaches, the ACC announced Thursday afternoon. Running back Dalvin Cook, offensive tackle Roderick Johnson, defensive end DeMarcus Walker and cornerback Tarvarus McFadden repeated their first team media selections from last week. Junior defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi earned first team honors for the first time in his career.
Walker was named co-Defensive Player of the Year with Clemson’s Ben Boulware, each player receiving four votes. Walker was named the media’s ACC Defensive Player of the Year last week.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois was honored as the league’s top rookie and offensive rookie, mirroring the media’s selection from last week.
Junior wide receiver Travis Rudolph and offensive guard Kareem Are were tabbed with second team honors. Kicker Ricky Aguayo and defenders Trey Marshall, Jacob Pugh, and Matthew Thomas were honorable mention All-ACC.
Cook, a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, tied with Clemson receiver Mike Williams as the league’s top vote getter. Johnson was earlier named the Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner as the conference’s top offensive lineman.
Walker was a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award as the nation’s top defensive lineman and leads the country with 15.0 sacks. McFadden won the Jack Tatum Award from the Columbus Touchdown Club as the nation’s best defensive back and enters bowl season tied for the national lead with eight interceptions.
Nnadi has a career-high 5.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss and ranks fifth on the team with 44 tackles.