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It’s finally time to release our SIS All-Conference teams. We used our all-encompassing player value stat, Total Points, along with other metrics and our scouting work as leading references in putting together our team of selections for 2023, plus some honorable mentions.

You can learn more about Total Points and the statistics referenced here.

These picks are meant to honor this season’s best-of-the-best in the ACC.


Position Name School
QB Drake Maye North Carolina
RB Omarion Hampton North Carolina
WR Malik Washington Virginia
WR Xavier Restrepo Miami FL
TE Jake Briningstool Clemson
FLEX Kevin Concepcion NC State
OT Anthony Belton NC State
OT Jalen Rivers Miami FL
OG Kyle Hergel Boston College
OG Christian Mahogany Boston College
OC Drew Kendall Boston College

North Carolina leads off our offense with QB Drake Maye and RB Omarion Hampton. Maye finished 2023 with 154 Total Points, ranking 1st in the conference among all players and 6th nationally. Hampton was 1 of only 5 rushers to break 1,500 rushing yards.

Boston College’s interior offensive line was dominant in 2023, producing 3 players on our team with OG Kyle Hergel, OG Christian Mahogany, OC Drew Kendall. All 3 finished in the top 20 nationally in Total Points for all OL. Hergel tied for first among all linemen with 45 Total Points and Kendall tied for first among OC with 41 Total Points. 

Virginia WR Malik Washington was a standout performer in 2023, where he finished 6th nationally in Total Points for WR (45 Total Points), 4th in receiving yards (1,426 receiving yards), and 2nd in yards per game (119 Y/G minimum 50 targets).


Position Name School
DT Braden Fiske Florida State
DT Aeneas Peebles Duke
EDGE Ashton Gillotte Louisville
EDGE Jared Verse Florida State
LB Payton Wilson NC State
LB Jeremiah Trotter Jr. Clemson
CB Quincy Riley Louisville
CB Nate Wiggins Clemson
S Jonas Sanker Virginia
S Devan Boykin NC State
FLEX Elijah Jones Boston College

NC State LB Payton Wilson was the top Total Point earner defensively in the conference with 73 Total Points, which ranks first nationally among LBs. He also ended the year T-3rd nationally in tackles for loss with 18.

Louisville EDGE Ashton Gillotte led the way in the conferences’ DL with 41 Total Points (also ranked T-9th nationally). Florida State put forth 2 defensive linemen in DT Braden Fiske and EDGE Jared Verse who accumulated 33 and 38 Total Points respectively. 

In the secondary, Louisville CB Quincy Riley led the conference with 66 Total Points, and finished 3rd in the conference in Yards per Coverage Snap with 0.5 yards and QB Rating Against with 15.5 (minimum 30 targets and 300 coverage snaps).


Position Name School
K Andres Borregales Miami FL
P Alex Mastromanno Florida State
Returner Bhayshul Tuten Virginia Tech

Florida State punter Alex Mastromano finished the year T-1st in the conference in Total Points with 18 among specialists. He also finished T-11th in net punting average in the nation with 44.1 yards (min 20 punts) and 6th nationally with punts inside 20 with 26 (minimum 20 punts)

Miami kicker Andres Borregales also finished T-1st in the conference with 18 Total Points. He also finished T-11th in field goals nationally with 22, T-5th nationally in field goals over 50 yards with 6.

Virginia Tech’s Bhayshul Tuten earns the spot as a returner. He returned 2 kickoffs this year for TDs which is T-2nd nationally. He also finished 2nd in the conference in kick return average (10th nationally) in return average nationally at 29 yards per kick. 

Honorable Mentions

Name School
QB Jordan Travis Florida State
RB Isaac Guerendo Louisville
TE Dan Villari Syracuse
OL Ozzy Trapilo Boston College
OL Willie Tyler III Louisville
ED Kaimon Rucker North Carolina
ED Antwuan Powell-Ryland Jr. Virginia Tech
LB Cedric Gray North Carolina
LB Francisco Mauigoa Miami FL
CB Dorian Strong Virginia Tech
CB Renardo Green Florida State
K Ryan Fitzgerald Florida State

Florida State QB Jordan Travis finished 2nd in the conference in Total Points with 97, and 1st in the conference in QBR with 108.6. Virginia Tech EDGE Antwuan Powell-Ryland Jr. had a knack for forcing turnovers in 2023 He finished T-2nd among DL (T-3rd nationally) with 3 fumbles forced, also recovering 2.

Virginia Tech CB Dorian Strong had a strong year in coverage where he led all DBs nationally in yards per coverage snap (0.3 yards), yards per game (7.7 yards), and QB Rating against (14.1 rating) (minimum 30 targets and 300 coverage snaps).

Check out this year’s NFL Draft site to see how we feel some of these players project to the NFL.

Total Points, stats, and ranks as of 3/4/2023