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The highest-graded players from the ACC Championship

Dec 1, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; Clemson Tigers team poses after the game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

This highest-graded players recap is brought to you by Eckrich, the Official Smoked Sausage of the College Football Playoff.

[Editor's Note: While we grade every player on every game, to qualify for an overall game grade for this recap's purpose, a player must have played at least 20 snaps to be considered a full-time contributor to the game.]

Top 5

Clemson offense

Travis Etienne, RB – 89.7 overall grade
Tee Higgins, WR – 78.7 overall grade
Justyn Ross, WR – 74.8 overall grade
Trevor Lawrence, QB – 74.8 overall grade
John Simpson, OG – 68.8 overall grade

Clemson defense

Christian Wilkins, DI – 89.6 overall grade
Dexter Lawrence, DI – 78.7 overall grade
Clelin Ferrell, Edge – 77.4 overall grade
J.D. Davis, LB – 76.8 overall grade
Kendall Joseph, LB – 75.9 overall grade

Pittsburgh offense

Darrin Hall, RB – 69.3 overall grade
Qadree Ollison, RB – 68.0 overall grade
Connor Dintino, C – 62.2 overall grade
Rafael Araujo-Lopes, WR – 60.1 overall grade
Maurice Ffrench, WR – 56.9 overall grade

Pittsburgh defense

Patrick Jones II, Edge – 73.6 overall grade
Damar Hamlin, CB – 70.1 overall grade
Dewayne Hendrix, Edge – 69.5 overall grade
Jazzee Stocker, S – 69.3 overall grade
Saleem Brightwell, LB – 68.6 overall grade

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