A total of 10 University of Louisville football players were named All-Atlantic Coast Conference in a vote by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) on Monday. Linebacker Keith Kelsey was the lone first-team selection for the Cardinals after finishing eighth in the ACC in total tackles.

Defensive tackle DeAngelo Brown was a second-team selection, while defensive end Sheldon Rankins and linebacker James Burgess were named to the third-team.
Offensive tackle Geron Christian, outside linebackers Devonte Fields and Trevon Young, cornerbacks Shaq Wiggins and Trumaine Washington, and safety Josh Harvey-Clemons were named honorable mention.

Kelsey, a junior from Gainesville, Fla., led the Cards in tackles with 100, becoming the first player to reach the century mark in stops Preston Brown tallied over 100 in 2012. Playing on the inside, Kelsey registered five double-digit tackle games, including a career-high 15 versus Houston and 14 against Virginia.

Enjoying his best season this year, Brown, a junior from Savannah, Ga., was credited with a career-best 38 tackles playing all 12 games at tackle. Brown also totaled 6.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks.

Rankins and Burgess, a pair of seniors on the defense, were voted to the third team. Rankins also tallied one of his best seasons during his four-year career. Rankins, who started all 13 games, posted a career-best 53 tackles and was tied for second on the team with 12.0 tackles for loss and was third on the squad with 6.0 sacks.

Burgess, a starter in all 12 games at inside linebacker, was second on the team in tackles with a career-best 90 stops and added one interception. He established a new career-high with 15 tackles against Houston and added 10 in a win over Boston College.

Christian was the lone honoree on offense, earning honorable mention accolades. As a true freshman, Christian was the only offensive lineman to start all 12 games on the offensive line.

Young and Fields formed one of the top pass-rushing duos in the conference, combining for 16.5 sacks and 29.5 tackles for loss. Young, who had 3.0 sacks versus Boston College and Wake Forest, led the Cards with 8.5 sacks and totaled 10.0 tackles for loss.

Fields has registered a team-high 19.5 tackles for loss and is second on the team in sacks with 8.0. The former TCU Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year has been credited with 5.5 sacks in his last three games, including 2.5 in the 38-24 win over Kentucky to close the regular seaon.

Wiggins, who transferred from Georgia, was in his first season as a starter. He was credited with 30 tackles, a pair of interceptions and led the team with 10 pass break-ups.

Washington has been one of the biggest surprises in the secondary this season. After playing sparingly last season as a true freshman, Washington led the Cardinals with four interceptions, returning one for a touchdown in a win over Syracuse. A native of Miami, Fla., Washington has been credited with 48 tackles and 7.0 tackles for loss, while leading the team with three forced fumbles.

A starter in all 13 games, Harvey-Clemons led the secondary with a career-best 80 tackles and also totaled a pair of interceptions. In his first game at UofL, Harvey-Clemons was credited with 14 tackles and a pair of interceptions in a loss to Auburn.

The Cardinals, who finished the regular season at 7-5 overall and 5-3 in the ACC, will learn their bowl fate on Sunday, Dec. 6. The Cardinals will make their sixth-straight bowl appearance and the sixth overall under head coach Bobby Petrino.

The 2015 ACSMA All-ACC Football Team:

 

First Team Offense
WR Tyler Boyd Jr. Pitt 147
WR Artavis Scott So. Clemson 130
WR Isaiah Ford So. Virginia Tech 124
TE Jaylen Samuels So. NC State 93
T Roderick Johnson So. Florida State 102
T Joe Thuney Sr.-R NC State 82
G Landon Turner Sr.-R North Carolina 132
G Eric Mac Lain Sr.-R Clemson 113
C Matt Skura Sr.-R Duke 94
QB Deshaun Watson So. Clemson 150
RB Dalvin Cook So. Florida State 150
RB Elijah Hood So. North Carolina 123
PK Roberto Aguayo Jr.-R Florida State 86
Sp. DeVon Edwards Jr.-R Duke 103
 

First Team Defense

DE Shaq Lawson Jr. Clemson 132
DE Ejuan Price Sr.-R Pitt 111
DT Carlos Watkins Jr.-R Clemson 101
DT Luther Maddy Sr.-R Virginia Tech 60
DT Connor Wujciak Sr.-R Boston College 60
LB Micah Kiser So.-R Virginia 93
LB Brandon Chubb Sr.-R Wake Forest 87
LB Keith Kelsey Jr. Louisville 78
CB Jalen Ramsey Jr. Florida State 122
CB Mackensie Alexander So.-R Clemson 81
S Jeremy Cash Sr.-R Duke 122
S Quin Blanding So. Virginia 88
P Riley Dixon Sr. Syracuse 77
Second Team Offense
WR Travis Rudolph So. Florida State 96
WR Canaan Severin Sr. Virginia 88
WR Mack Hollins Jr.-R North Carolina 63
WR Kermit Whitfield Jr. Florida State 63
TE Jordan Leggett Jr. Clemson 77
T Jon Heck Jr.-R North Carolina 79
T Adam Bisnowaty Jr.-R Pitt 77
G Dorian Johnson Jr. Pitt 49
G Caleb Peterson Jr.-R North Carolina 45
C Jay Guillermo Jr.-R Clemson 88
QB Marquise Williams Sr.-R North Carolina 95
RB Wayne Gallman So.-R Clemson 115
RB Qadree Ollison Fr.-R Pitt 69
PK Greg Huegel Fr.-R Clemson 77
Sp. Ryan Switzer Jr. North Carolina 83
 

Second Team Defense

DE Mike Rose Sr.-R NC State 96
DE DeMarcus Walker Jr. Florida State 81
DT Nile Lawrence-Stample Sr.-R Florida State 58
DT DeAngelo Brown Jr.-R Louisville 46
LB Steven Daniels Sr. Boston College 65
LB Ben Boulware Jr. Clemson 60
LB B.J. Goodson Sr.-R Clemson 60
LB Reggie Northrup Sr. Florida State 60
CB M.J. Stewart So. North Carolina 65
CB Artie Burns Jr. Miami 51
S Jayron Kearse Jr. Clemson 69

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Third Team Offense
WR Stacy Coley Jr. Miami 58
WR Ryan Switzer Jr. North Carolina 34
WR Quinshad Davis Sr. North Carolina 28
TE Bucky Hodges So.-R Virginia Tech 52
T Mitch Hyatt Fr. Clemson 66
T Joe Gore Sr.-R Clemson 59
G Tyrone Crowder So.-R Clemson 39
G Kareem Are Jr.-R Florida State 38
C Lucas Crowley Jr. North Carolina 58
QB Brad Kaaya So. Miami 30
RB Taquan Mizzell Jr. Virginia 43
RB Travon McMillian Fr.-R Virginia Tech 30
PK Ross Martin Sr. Duke 56
Sp. Brisly Estime Jr. Syracuse 34
Third Team Defense
DE Sheldon Rankins Sr. Louisville 47
DE Ron Thompson Jr. Syracuse 24
DT Nazair Jones So.-R North Carolina 33
DT Derrick Nnadi So. Florida State 31
DT Darryl Render Sr. Pitt 31
LB Shakeel Rashad Sr. North Carolina 58
LB James Burgess Sr. Louisville 53
LB Dwayne Norman Sr. Duke 43
CB Cordrea Tankersley Jr. Clemson 47
CB Des Lawrence Jr. North Carolina 45
S Jordan Whitehead Fr. Pitt 41
S Derwin James Fr. Florida State 30
P Will Monday Sr.-R Duke 39
Honorable Mention Offense
TE Cam Serigne So.-R Wake Forest 39
T Bryan Chamberlain Sr.-R Georgia Tech 29
T Casey Blaser Jr.-R Duke 23
T Geron Christian Fr. Louisville 20
G Chad Mavety Jr.-R Florida State 36
G Lucas Patrick Sr.-R Duke 35
G Ross Burbank Sr.-R Virginia 28
G Trey Braun Sr.-R Georgia Tech 25
C Quinton Schooley Sr. NC State 23
RB Matt Dayes Jr. NC State 29
RB Joe Yearby So. Miami 26
PK Nick Weiler Jr. North Carolina 36
PK Michael Badgley So. Miami 27
Sp. Nyheim Hines Fr. NC State 25
Sp. Kermit Whitfield Jr. Florida State 23
Sp. Bra’Lon Cherry Jr. NC State 22
Honorable Mention Defense
DE Kevin Dodd Jr.-R Clemson 22
DT Adam Gotsis Sr. Georgia Tech 28
DT David Dean Sr.-R Virginia 28
DT Corey Marshall Sr.-R Virginia Tech 21
LB Trevon Young Jr. Louisville 41
LB Terrance Smith Sr.-R Florida State 39
LB Devonte Fields Jr. Louisville 39
LB Matt Milano Jr. Boston College 38
LB Jeff Schoettmer Sr.-R North Carolina 25
CB Trumaine Washington So. Louisville 38
CB Shaq Wiggins So.-R Louisville 23
CB Avonte Maddox So. Pitt 21
S Deon Bush Sr. Miami 29
S DeVon Edwards Jr.-R Duke 27
S Donnie Miles So.-R North Carolina 26
S Josh Harvey-Clemons Jr.-R Louisville 21
S Lamarcus Brutus Sr.-R Florida State 20
P Nicholas Conte Jr.-R Virginia 31
P Cason Beatty Sr. Florida State 27
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