Adam Gotsis named third-team All-ACC by coaches

Georgia Tech defensive tackle Adam Gotsis called fellow linemen Patrick Gamble among the most improved players in spring spring practice. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Georgia Tech defensive tackle Adam Gotsis earned All-ACC third-team honors by the league’s coaches. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Georgia Tech defensive tackle Adam Gotsis missed the final three games of the season, but made enough of an impression to be named All-ACC third-team by the league’s coaches.

Gotsis was the sole honoree for the Yellow Jackets on the coaches’ All-ACC team. Center Freddie Mitchell received honorable mention for the second year in a row (he was honored last year on the media All-ACC team), and linebacker Brant Mitchell received one vote for defensive rookie of the year.

Gotsis was the Jackets’ top player this past season, finishing the season with 31 tackles, five for loss and a team-best three sacks. He put up the numbers despite missing three quarters of the North Carolina game after a disqualification for targeting, nearly all of the Virginia game after tearing his ACL on the first play from scrimmage and the subsequent three games. Gotsis was named second-team All-ACC by coaches last season.

Burden was probably the most consistent player on Tech’s offensive line, which struggled all season but still led the league in rushing average (256.17 yards per game) and was third in yards per rush (5.27 yards per carry).

Receiving increasing playing time as the season went on, Mitchell had 36 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack. He had two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown.

On the media All-ACC team released last week, Gotsis and offensive linemen Trey Braun and Bryan Chamberlain all received honorable mention.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was named coach of the year and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was named conference player of the year.

 

Coach of the Year

Dabo Swinney, Clemson (11)

Larry Fedora, North Carolina (3)

 

Player of the Year

Deshaun Watson, QB, So., Clemson (10)

Dalvin Cook, QB, So., Florida State (2)

Marquise Williams, QB, Sr., North Carolina (2)

 

Offensive Player of the Year

Deshaun Watson, QB, So., Clemson (11)

Marquise Williams, QB, Sr., North Carolina (2)

Dalvin Cook, RB, So., Florida State (1)

 

Defensive Player of the Year

Jeremy Cash, S, Sr.-R, Duke (6)

Shaq Lawson, DE, Jr.-R, Clemson (5)

Jalen Ramsey, CB, Jr., Florida State, (1)

Ejuan Price, DE, Sr.-R, Pitt (1)

Luther Maddy, DT, Sr.-R, Virginia Tech (1)

 

Rookie of the Year

Jordan Whitehead, S, Pitt (5) -Tie

Qadree Ollison, RB, Pitt (5) -Tie

Mitch Hyatt, T, Clemson (2)

Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson (1)

Eric Dungey, QB, Syracuse (1)

 

Offensive Rookie of the Year

Qadree Ollison, RB, Pitt (8)

Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville (2)

Mitch Hyatt, T, Clemson (2)

Eric Dungey, QB, Syracuse (1)

Travon McMillian, RB, Virginia Tech (1)

 

Defensive Rookie of the Year

Jordan Whitehead, S, Pitt (9)

Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson (3)

Derwin James, S, Florida State (1)

Brant Mitchell, LB, Georgia Tech (1)

 

First Team Offense

WR  Tyler Boyd, Jr., Pitt (39)

WR  Artavis Scott, So., Clemson (34)

WR  Isaiah Ford, So., Virginia Tech (26)

TE    Jordan Leggett, Jr., Clemson (22)

T      Roderick Johnson, So., Florida State (33)

T      Adam Bisnowaty, Jr.-R, Pitt (30)

G      Landon Turner, Sr., North Carolina (36)

G      Eric Mac Lain, Sr.-R, Clemson (30)

C       Matt Skura, Sr.-R, Duke (35)

QB   Deshaun Watson, So., Clemson (37)

RB    Dalvin Cook, So., Florida State (38)

RB    Wayne Gallman, So.-R, Clemson (30)

K      Roberto Aguayo, Jr.-R, Florida State (32)

Sp.    Ryan Switzer, Jr., North Carolina (29)

  

Second Team Offense

WR  Stacey Coley, Jr., Miami (20)

WR  Kermit Whitfield, Jr., Florida State (20)

WR  Canaan Severin, Sr., Virginia (17)

TE(tie) Jaylen Samuels, So., NC State ( 15)

TE(tie) Bucky Hodges, So.-R, Virginia Tech (15)

T      Jon Heck, Jr.-R, North Carolina (19)

T      Joe Thuney, Sr.-R, NC State (19)

G      Dorian Johnson, Jr., Pitt (19)

G      Caleb Peterson, Jr.-R, North Carolina (17)

C       Jay Guillermo, Jr.-R, Clemson (14)

QB   Marquise Williams, Sr., North Carolina (23)

RB    Elijah Hood, So., North Carolina (29)

RB    Qadree Ollison, Fr.-R, Pitt (20)

K      Ross Martin, Sr., Duke (14)

Sp.    DeVon Edwards, Jr.-R, Duke (23)

 

Third Team Offense

WR  Ryan Switzer, Jr., North Carolina (15)

WR  Rashawn Scott, Sr.-R, Miami (13)

WR  Mack Hollins, Jr.-R, North Carolina ( 13)

TE    J.P. Holtz, Sr., Pitt (11)

T      Joe Gore, Sr.-R, Clemson (14)

T      Mitch Hyatt, Fr., Clemson (14)

G      Ross Burbank, Sr.-R, Virginia (11)

G      Tyrone Crowder, So.-R, Clemson (10)

C       Lucas Crowley, Jr., North Carolina (13)

QB   Brad Kaaya, So., Miami (13)

RB    Taquan Mizzell, Jr., Virginia (14)

RB    Joe Yearby, So., Miami (13)

K(tie) Greg Huegel, Fr.-R, Clemson (10)

K(tie) Michael Badgley, So., Miami (10)

K(tie) Nick Weiler, Jr., North Carolina (10)

Sp.    Kermit Whitfield, Jr., Florida State (13)

 

Honorable Mention: Offense (7 or more points):

QB–Jacoby Brissett, Sr.-R, NC State (8). RB–Matt Dayes, Jr., NC State (12); Travon McMillian, Fr.-R, Virginia Tech (7); WR–James Quick, Jr., Louisville (11); Travis Rudolph, So., Florida State (10); Quinshad Davis, Sr. ,North Carolina (10). TE–Cam Serigne, So.-R, Wake Forest (10). T-Danny Isadora, Jr., Miami (8); Lucas Patrick, Sr.-R, Duke (7); Kareem Are, Jr.-R, Florida State (7). C–Freddie Burden, Jr.-R, Georgia Tech (7).  SP–Brisly Estime, Jr., Syracuse (12).

 

First Team Defense

DE  Shaq Lawson, Jr.-R, Clemson (35)

DE  Ejuan Price, Sr.-R, Pitt (25)

DT  Connor Wujciak, Sr., Boston College (28)

DT  Nile Lawrence-Stample, Sr.-R, Florida State (27)

LB   Steven Daniels, Sr., Boston College ( 28)

LB   Brandon Chubb, Sr.-R, Wake Forest (24)

LB   Ben Boulware, Jr., Clemson (24)

CB   Jalen Ramsey, Jr., Florida State (36)

CB   Mackensie Alexander, So.-R, Clemson (29)

S      Jeremy Cash, Sr.-R, Duke (36)

S      Jayron Kearse, Jr., Clemson (28)

P       Alex Kinal, Sr.-R, Wake Forest (19)

 

Second Team Defense

DE  Mike Rose, Sr.-R, NC State (16)

DE  Sheldon Rankins, Sr., Louisville (14)

DT  Luther Maddy, Sr.-R, Virginia Tech (26)

DT  Carlos Watkins, Jr.-R, Clemson (17)

LB   Keith Kelsey, Jr., Louisville (20)

LB   Micah Kiser, So.-R, Virginia (19)

LB(tie) Dwayne Norman, Sr., Duke (17)

LB(tie) Reggie Northrup, Sr., Florida State (17)

CB   Artie Burns, Jr., Miami (26)

CB   Des Lawrence, Jr., North Carolina (11)

S      Quin Blanding, So., Virginia (21)

S      Justin Simmons, Sr., Boston College ( 16)

P       Riley Dixon, Sr., Syracuse (17)

 

Third Team Defense

DE  Dadi Nicolas, Sr.-R, Virginia Tech (13)

DE  DeMarcus Walker, Jr., Florida State (13)

DT  Adam Gotsis, Sr., Georgia Tech (15)

DT  Darryl Render, Sr., Pitt (13)

LB   Matt Milano, Jr., Boston College (13)

LB   James Burgess, Sr., Louisville (11)

LB(tie) Shakeel Rashad, Sr., North Carolina (9)

LB(tie) Nicholas Grigsby, Sr.-R, Pitt (9)

LB(tie) Jeff Schoettmer, Sr.-R, North Carolina (9)

LB(tie) B.J. Goodson, Sr.-R, Clemson (9)

CB    Cordrea Tankersley, Jr., Clemson (10)

CB   Trumaine Washington, So., Louisville (8)

S      Jordan Whitehead, Fr., Pitt (11)

S (tie) Deon Bush, Sr., Miami (10)

S(tie) Josh Harvey-Clemons, Jr.-R, Louisville (10)

P       Will Monday, Sr.-R, Duke (14)

 

Honorable Mention: Defense:  (7 or more points)

DE–Mehdi Addesmad, Sr.-R, Boston College (8); Harold Landry, So., Boston College (8); DT–DeAngelo Brown, Jr., Louisville (9); David Dean, Sr.-R, Virginia (8); Corey Marshall, Sr.-R (7). LB–Trevon Young, Jr., Louisville (7); Devonte Fields, Jr., Louisville (7). CB–Shaq Wiggins, So.-R, Louisville (7); Brad Watson, Jr., Wake Forest (7); M.J. Stewart, So., North Carolina (7).  S–DeVon Edwards, Jr.-R, Duke (8). P–Nicholas Conte, Jr.-R, Virginia (13); Justin Vogel, Jr., Miami (8).

 

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