Lamar Jackson, Wayne Gallman headline All-ACC bowl team

Wayne Gallman piled up 150 rushing yards and two touchdowns against Oklahoma. John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports

There were plenty of top-notch bowl performances across the ACC, though it was a lot harder to find them on defense considering many of the final outcomes. With that, here is a look at the All-ACC bowl team:


QB: Lamar Jackson, Louisville. Jackson had 226 yards rushing in a 27-21 win over Texas A&M, the second most by a quarterback in a bowl game in FBS history. He also was the third player to throw and rush for at least 200 yards in a bowl game in FBS history.

RB: Wayne Gallman, Clemson. Gallman had a game-high 150 yards rushing for the Tigers in a 37-17 win over Oklahoma, en route to becoming the school's single-season rushing leader.

RB: Jela Duncan, Duke. Duncan rushed for 109 yards, one of three Duke players to go over 100 yards rushing in the 44-41 overtime win over Indiana.

WR: Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech. Ford was Offensive MVP of the Camping World Independence Bowl after catching a career-high 12 passes for a career-high 227 yards and a touchdown in a 55-52 win over Tulsa. It was the second time in school history a Virginia Tech player went over 200 yards receiving.

WR: Travis Rudolph, Florida State. Rudolph set an FSU bowl record with a career-high 201 yards receiving in a 38-24 loss to Houston.

TE: Cole Hikutini, Louisville. Hikutini had a career-high 103 yards (his first career 100-yard game) against Texas A&M. He also had a career-long 56-yard reception.

OT: Mitch Hyatt, Clemson. Hyatt was banged up early on in the win over Oklahoma, but once he returned, the Tigers' run game opened up. Clemson ran for 312 total yards in the win.

OT: Geron Christian, Louisville. You are reading this right. Two true freshmen tackles made the all-bowl team. Christian had a whale of a game himself, as the Cards had 307 yards rushing.

C: Matt Skura, Duke. For the second time in school history, Duke had three players go over 100 yards rushing, and Skura is a big reason why that happened. In all, the Blue Devils had 373 yards rushing, more than any ACC team in bowl season.

OG: Eric Mac Lain, Clemson. Mac Lain has been the anchor of the Clemson offensive line all season, and that was no different against Oklahoma as the Tigers dominated up front and controlled the line of scrimmage.

OG: Lucas Patrick, Duke. Patrick and Skura are the veterans on the Duke offensive line and they led the way for the Duke ground game against Indiana.


DE: Kevin Dodd, Clemson. Dodd had 3.5 tackles for loss against the Sooners, and helped key the effort up front after Clemson lost All-American Shaq Lawson in the first quarter.

DE: Dadi Nicolas, Virginia Tech. The Hokies did not play particularly well on defense, but Nicolas did end up with 1.5 sacks and had the biggest play on defense – the sack that sealed Frank Beamer’s final game as Virginia Tech coach.

DT: D.J. Reader, Clemson. Reader helped the Tigers shut down Oklahoma’s run game, holding the Sooners to 67 total yards rushing.

LB: Juwon Young, Miami. Young had 10 tackles and helped the Hurricanes become the first team this season to shut out Washington State in the second half.

LB: Devonte Fields, Louisville. Fields had a season-high three sacks and tied a season high in tackles with eight in a dominant performance against Texas A&M.

LB: Ben Boulware, Clemson. Boulware had an interception, a sack and eight total tackles in a strong performance against the Sooners.

LB: Stacy Thomas, Louisville. Thomas filled in admirably after James Burgess was ejected from the game on the opening play for targeting, notching 11 tackles – the first double-digit tackle game of his career.

CB: Mackensie Alexander, Clemson. The shutdown corner had yet another stellar day against Sterling Shepard and Oklahoma, holding the star receiver to under 100 yards and zero touchdown catches.

CB: Cordrea Tankersley, Clemson. Alexander might be the more well-known among the Clemson defensive backs, but Tankersley held his own against the Sooners. No Oklahoma receiver had 100 yards.

S: Josh Harvey-Clemons, Louisville. Harvey-Clemons forced a fumble and also had an interception in the third quarter against Texas A&M, two big plays that helped stop momentum for the Aggies.

S: Derwin James, Florida State. The freshman had 14 tackles, including a sack and two tackles for loss in a loss to Houston. It was the fifth 10-plus tackle game of his career.


PK: Ross Martin, Duke. Martin made all three of his field-goal attempts, including the 36-yard game-winner in overtime against Indiana. His 52-yard field goal in the first quarter set a New Era Pinstripe Bowl record.

P: Andy Teasdall, Clemson. Teasdall gets the nod with his fake punt alone, executing a 31-yard pass to defensive tackle Christian Wilkins to near perfection. Teasdall also happened to average 40.3 yards on his three punts – two landed inside the 20.

Returner: Shaun Wilson, Duke. Wilson returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown against Indiana, his first kickoff return for a score.