Virginia Tech wide receiver Isaiah Ford was named to the Preseason All-ACC Team Wednesday, and was the only Hokie to make the list.
Ford’s selection isn’t all that surprising. In his two seasons at Virginia Tech, Ford, a junior, has started all but three games, catching 131 passes for 1,873 yards and 17 touchdowns. His 75 receptions and 11 touchdowns last season are both school records. Ford, who had 1,164 receiving yards in 2015, is the only Virginia Tech receiver in school history to have 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
Other Hokies who missed the cut include tight end Bucky Hodges and defensive end Ken Ekanem.
Hodges, a redshirt junior, has 1,056 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in his career and should play a pivotal role for Virginia Tech this season. Ekanem, a redshirt senior, has started 26 games in his career and has 14 career sacks and 24 tackles for loss.
Here’s the rest of the Preseason All-ACC Team, with the number of votes the selected players received out of 191 media members.
2016 All-ACC Preseason Football Team
WR – Artavis Scott, Jr., Clemson (112)
WR – Isaiah Ford, Jr., Virginia Tech (112)
WR – Travis Rudolph, Jr. Florida State (94)
TE – Jordan Leggett, Sr., Clemson (89)
OT – Roderick Johnson, Jr., Florida State (153)
OT – Mitch Hyatt, So., Clemson (82)
OG – Dorian Johnson, Sr., Pitt (107)
OG – Tyrone Crowder, Jr., Clemson (82)
C – Jay Guillermo, r-Sr., Clemson (124)
QB – Deshaun Watson, Jr., Clemson (188)
RB – Dalvin Cook, Jr., Florida State (184)
RB – Elijah Hood, Jr., North Carolina (97)
DE – DeMarcus Walker, Sr., Florida State (142)
DE – Ejuan Price, r-Sr., Pitt (102)
DT – Carlos Watkins, r-Sr., Clemson (132)
DT – DeAngelo Brown, Sr., Louisville (56)
LB – Ben Boulware, Sr., Clemson (149)
LB – Keith Kelsey, Sr., Louisville (99)
LB – Devonte Fields, Sr., Louisville (96)
CB – Cordrea Tankersley, Sr., Clemson (115)
CB – Des Lawrence, Sr., North Carolina (62)
S – Derwin James, So., Florida State (112)
S – Quin Blanding, Jr., Virginia (107)
PK – Greg Huegel, r-So., Clemson (63)
P – Justin Vogel, Sr., Miami (100)
SP – Ryan Switzer, Sr., North Carolina (112)