Three Hokies on All-ACC Preseason team

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Hokies’ Tremaine Edmunds, Wyatt Teller and Cam Phillips have been named to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) preseason football team.

Virginia Tech senior wide receiver Cam Phillips, redshirt senior guard Wyatt Teller and junior linebacker Tremaine Edmunds have been named to the All-ACC Preseason Football Team, the conference office announced Friday.


The team was selected by a vote of 167 media members who were credentialed for last week’s ACC Football Kickoff in Charlotte.

The Hokies tied with Florida State, the preseason favorite to win the ACC, and NC State for the third-most selections on the preseason team. Miami placed four players on the squad, while Clemson had five honorees.

After playing alongside Bucky Hodges and Isaiah Ford the last three seasons, Phillips looks to step into the spotlight as the veteran pass catcher in the receiving corps. As a junior, he finished second on the team with 76 receptions and 983 receiving yards, single-season totals that rank second and third, respectively, in Tech history. He was named the MVP of the Belk Bowl where posted a career-high 115 receiving yards on six catches.

Teller was a 2016 All-ACC honorable mention pick by both ACSMA and the league’s coaches. Pro Football Focus also named Teller to their all-conference team and ranked him as the seventh-best guard in the nation at the end of season. The Bealeton, Virginia native played in all 14 games and registered 12 starts as a redshirt junior.

A consensus second-team All-ACC selection as a sophomore, Edmunds ranked second on the team with 106 total tackles last season and tied for the team lead with 18.5 tackles for loss. His TFL total tied for the most by a Tech player since Cols Colas collected 19.0 tackles for loss in 2002.

Offense:

WR – Deon Cain, Jr., Clemson

WR – Ahmmon Richards, So., Miami

WR – Cam Phillips, Sr., Virginia Tech

TE – Cam Serigne, Sr.-r, Wake Forest

AP – Jaylen Samuels, Sr., NC State

OT – Mitch Hyatt, Jr., Clemson

OT – Brian O’Neill, Jr.-r, Pitt

OG – Tyrone Crowder, Sr.-r, Clemson

OG – Wyatt Teller, Sr.-r, Virginia Tech

C – Alec Eberle, Jr.-r, Florida State

QB – Lamar Jackson, Jr., Louisville

RB – Mark Walton, Jr., Miami

RB – Dedrick Mills, So., Georgia Tech

Defense:

DE – Harold Landry, Sr., Boston College

DE – Bradley Chubb, Sr., NC State

DT – Dexter Lawrence, So., Clemson

DT – Christian Wilkins, Jr., Clemson

LB – Micah Kiser, Sr.-r, Virginia

LB – Shaquille Quarterman, So., Miami

LB – Tremaine Edmunds, Jr., Virginia Tech

CB – Tarvarus McFadden, Jr., Florida State

CB – Jaire Alexander, Jr., Louisville

S – Derwin James, So.-r, Florida State

S – Quin Blanding, Sr., Virginia

Special Teams

PK – Michael Badgley, Jr., Miami

P – A.J. Cole III, Jr., NC State

SP – Quadree Henderson, Jr., Pitt