With the 2017 college football season in the books, we’re inching closer and closer to award season. Part of that is the releasing of all-conference teams, an honor several Virginia Tech players were awarded on Tuesday.
Virginia Tech wide receiver Cam Phillips, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, guard Wyatt Teller and cornerback Greg Stroman were all named First-Team All-ACC for 2017, while five other Hokies were named to other All-ACC teams.
Here is the list of Hokies named to All-ACC teams for 2017…
Wide receiver Cam Phillips
Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds
Guard Wyatt Teller
Cornerback Greg Stroman
Defensive tackle Tim Settle
Linebacker Andrew Motuapuaka
Safety Terrell Edmunds
Defensive tackle Ricky Walker
Center Eric Gallo
Punt returner Greg Stroman
Virginia Tech was second among all ACC teams in the number of first-team selections, trailing only Clemson, who had six players selected to the First-Team All-ACC.
Phillips was the leading vote getter among all Hokies, ranking fourth in the ACC in receptions and receiving yards, and second in the conference in touchdown receptions. Phillips set two school records in the 2017 season, becoming Virginia Tech’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards. Phillips finished the 2017 season with 71 receptions for 964 yards and seven touchdowns.
Tremaine Edmunds impressed in his junior season, finishing with 102 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. Edmunds also registered two pass breakups and three forced fumbles. Edmunds is one of the five finalists for the Butkus Award, and could be a potential early entrant into the NFL Draft.
Teller, a redshirt senior, has made 42 career starts for Virginia Tech. In his 12 starts this season, Teller was called for zero false starts or holding penalties, and is regarded by Pro Football Focus as one of the better pass blocking guards in the country.
Stroman was recognized for his performance at cornerback and punt returner. The redshirt senior defensive back made four interceptions this season, and finished with 15 passes defended. Stroman was a prolific return man as well in 2017, returning 33 punts for 384 yards and two touchdowns. Stroman is now the first Virginia Tech player in school history to be awarded All-ACC honors at two different positions at consecutive seasons.