Tyrone Crowder, a native of Marston, was named First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday.
The senior offensive guard for Clemson — the No. 1 college football team in the nation — received 131 points by the voters and was joined on the first team by teammates Mitch Hyatt (offensive tackle), Justin Falcinelli (center), Clelin Ferrell (defensive lineman), Dexter Lawrence (defensive lineman) and Christian Wilkins (defensive lineman).
It marked the second consecutive year that the former Raider has been selected First Team All-ACC and the third straight season he has been recognized by the conference, being named Third Team All-ACC after his sophomore season in 2015.
Crowder, Hyatt, Falcinelli and the rest of the offensive line have helped the Tigers accumulate 5,026 total yards of offense and 48 touchdowns in 11 games played — 34 scores on 2,392 rushing yards and 14 scores on 2,634 passing yards.
Other standouts on the First-Team All-ACC squad were Louisville’s Lamar Jackson (quarterback), Florida State’s Derwin James (safety), N.C. State’s Bradley Chubb (defensive end), and Boston College’s A.J. Dillon (running back).
Jackson — the reigning Hesiman Trophy winner — leads the conference in both passing (3,489) and rushing yards (1,443), James has 72 tackles and two interceptions, Chubb has the most sacks (10) and tackles for loss (26) in the ACC, and Dillon — a freshman — has rushed for 1,432 yards and 13 touchdowns.
For a full list of the first, second and third All-ACC teams, log onto www.theacc.com.
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