- Matt Fortuna, ESPN Staff Writer
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College football guru Phil Steele released his preseason All-America teams Monday, and the ACC features a dozen players on the list.
Pitt's Tyler Boyd, UNC's Landon Turner, Virginia Tech's Kendall Fuller, Duke's Jeremy Cash and Florida State's Roberto Aguayo are the first-teamers on the list. (They are also joined by pseudo-conference members Ronnie Stanley, Jaylon Smith and Max Redfield from Notre Dame.)
Other familiar names across Steele's four 27-player teams are Pitt's James Conner, Duke's Kelby Brown, FSU's Jalen Ramsey and Terrance Smith, Virginia Tech's Bucky Hodges and Dadi Nicolas, and Virginia's Quin Blanding. (And the Irish's Sheldon Day and KeiVarae Russell.)
The ACC's 12-player group is actually the fewest of any Power 5 conference. The SEC led the way.
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