UofL FOOTBALL | Cards' Duo Make All-ACC Preseason Football Team

07/19/2017 11:28 AM

Two Louisville football stars landed spots on this year’s All-ACC Preseason Football Team.

The All-ACC Preseason Football Teams were revealed by the conference on Wednesday.

UofL senior quarterback Lamar Jackson made the offensive team, while UofL junior cornerback Jaire Alexander made the defensive team.

It’s not surprising that Jackson and Alexander made the cut.

Jackson was picked as the ACC Preseason Player of the Year last week at the conference’s media days. Last year, Jackson set ACC single-season records in both average yards of total offense per game (393.4) and total touchdowns (51).

Meanwhile, Alexander has been tabbed to numerous other watch lists already this offseason, including the Paul Hornung Award watch list, which recognizes the most versatile player in college football.

The All-ACC Preseason Football team voting looked like this at both the quarterback and cornerback positions:

Quarterback
Lamar Jackson (LOU) – 132 Votes
Deondre Francois (FSU) – 29 Votes
Eric Dungey (SYR) – 3 Votes
Daniel Jones (DUKE) – 2 Votes
Ryan Finley (NC ST.) – 1 Vote

Cornerback
Tarvarus McFadden (FSU) – 117 Votes
Jaire Alexander (LOU) – 104 Votes
M.J. Stewart (UNC) – 27 Votes
Ryan Carter (CLEM) – 19 Votes
Greg Stroman (VT) – 18 Votes
Adonis Alexander (VT) – 13 Votes
Bryon Fields, Jr. (DUKE) – 12 Votes
Tim Harris (UVA) – 5 Votes
Lance Austin (GT) – 5 Votes
Avonte Maddox (PITT) – 4 Votes
Bryce Hall (UVA) – 4 Votes
Mike Stevens (NC ST.) – 4 Votes
Kamrin Moore (BC) – 2 Votes

Overall, Clemson led all schools with five selections on the All-ACC Preseason Football Team. Miami (FL) also has a strong presence on the All-ACC Preseason Football Team, with four Hurricanes making the roster.

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