2023 College Football All-ACC Team: North Carolina QB Drake Maye, Clemson CB Nate Wiggins and more

2T894HX Clemson, United States. 18th Nov, 2023. November 18, 2023: North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Drake Maye (10) throws on third down against the Clemson Tigers in the ACC Football matchup at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, SC. (Scott Kinser/CSM/Sipa USA) (Credit Image: © Scott Kinser/Cal Sport Media/Sipa USA) Credit: Sipa US/Alamy Live News

With bowl season upon us, it’s time to look back at the top performers from what was an incredible 2023 season of college football. After unveiling our All-American team and awards, here’s a look at PFF’s 2023 All-ACC team, as voted on by 13 PFF analysts and data collectors.

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QB: Drake Maye, North Carolina Tar Heels
RB: Omarion Hampton, North Carolina Tar Heels
WR: Malik Washington, Virginia Cavaliers
WR: Xavier Restrepo, Miami (FL) Hurricanes
WR: Keon Coleman, Florida State Seminoles
TE: Jaheim Bell, Florida State Seminoles
LT: Jalen Rivers, Miami (FL) Hurricanes
LG: Michael Jurgens, Wake Forest Demon Deacons
C: Matt Lee, Miami (FL) Hurricanes
RG: Christian Mahogany, Boston College Eagles
RT: Ozzy Trapilo, Boston College Eagles


DI: Aeneas Peebles, Duke Blue Devils
DI: Tyler Davis, Clemson Tigers
EDGE: Ashton Gillotte, Louisville Cardinals
EDGE: Kaimon Rucker, North Carolina Tar Heels
LB: Payton Wilson, N.C. State Wolfpack
LB: Jeremiah Trotter Jr., Clemson Tigers
CB: Nate Wiggins, Clemson Tigers
CB: Elijah Jones, Boston College Eagles
S: Justin Barron, Syracuse Orange
S: Malik Mustapha, Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Flex-D: Khalil Barnes, Clemson Tigers

Special Teams

K: Andres Borregales, Miami (FL) Hurricanes
P: Alex Mastromanno, Florida State Seminoles
RS: Brashard Smith, Miami (FL) Hurricanes

Offensive Player Spotlight: WR Malik Washington, Virginia

Washington was one of the most underrated players in college football this season. His 34 forced missed tackles led all wide receivers, and his 385 receiving yards after contact paced the Power Five. 

Defensive Player Spotlight: LB Payton Wilson, N.C. State

Wilson was the second-most valuable linebacker in the nation this year, according to PFF’s wins above average metric. His 21 tackles for loss or no gain were tied for the most among Power Five linebackers, as were his three interceptions.

Offensive Line Spotlight: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Wake Forest’s front five led the way in the conference with a 78.1 grade this season. The Demon Deacons were one of only two ACC schools to earn 75.0-plus grades in both pass blocking and run blocking. The unit's 82.4 run-blocking grade was more than seven points better than the next-closest team in the conference.

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