Preview 2019: Previewing and looking ahead to the ACC season with the CFN All-ACC Team & Top 30 players.
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ACC Team Previews, 5 Things To Know
Atlantic Boston College | Clemson | Florida State
Louisville | NC State | Syracuse | Wake Forest
Coastal Duke | Georgia Tech | Miami
North Carolina | Pitt | Virginia | Virginia Tech
2019 Preseason CFN ACC Offensive Player of the Year
QB Trevor Lawrence, Soph., Clemson
There’s no wrong answer between Clemson’s superstar quarterback and its superstar running back. Travis Etienne has 2,000-yard potential behind a terrific Tiger line, but … nah. The guy under center with the fantastic flowing hair is the ACC’s star of stars. All Lawrence did was throw 30 touchdown passes with four picks on the way to winning the national title as a true freshman. Expect more of the same.
2018 Preseason CFN ACC Defensive Player of the Year
LB Shaq Quarterman, Sr.
No, the leader and rock of an interior linebacker wasn’t a part of the early 1990s rotation of Jessie Armstead, Michael Barrow and Darrin Smith, but it seems like he’s been around that long. Quarterman was one of the key parts of the rebirth of Hurricane football, starting as a true freshman and holding his own while the guys up front get the glory in the Turnover Chain-creating backfield.