Miami Hurricanes safety Bubba Bolden third most votes All-ACC defense

Jul 21, 2021; Charlotte, NC, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 21, 2021; Charlotte, NC, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports /

Miami Hurricanes safety Bubba Bolden was named first-team All-ACC and received the third most votes among defensive players. Bolden received 100 votes to earn first-team All-ACC safety with Nolan Turner of Clemson. Clemson DT Bryan Bresee received 120 votes and teammate, DE Myles Murphy had 108 votes.

Miami Hurricanes punter Lou Hedley was also named first-team All-ACC with 84 votes. Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King was the runner-up for preseason ACC Player of the Year with 11 votes to Sam Howell of North Carolina who had 114. Bolden earned second-team All-ACC during the 2020 season.

The postseason names three All-ACC teams plus honorable mention. The preseason All-ACC team only named a first-team. The preseason All-ACC team was determined by a vote of 147 media members that cover the conference. Clemson leads the preseason All-ACC team with eight of the 27 players.

The voting on offense was paced by Howell with 118 votes. Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross who missed the 2020 season with an injury had 110 votes and Boston College WR Zay Flowers earned 101 as the only other offensive players to top 100 votes. Hedley topped the votes for special teams.

Hedley is joined as a special teams player on the All-ACC team with Wake Forest kicker Nick Sciba who earned 69 votes and return specialist Jahmyr Gibbs of Georgia Tech with 60 votes. Hedley was named second-team All-ACC in 2020. Former Miami kicker Jose Borregales was the only first-team All-ACC Hurricane in 2020.

Boston College surprisingly had the most players on the All-ACC offense. Flowers, guard Zion Johnson with 82 votes and center, Alec Lindstrom, with 77 all-earned first-team preseason All-ACC. Miami and Boston College do not play this season. The Hurricanes and Eagles last played during the 2018 season.

Miami has games against 11 of the 27 players named first-team All-ACC. Including Bolden and Hedley, 11 of the 27 first-team All-ACC players are in the Coastal Division with the Atlantic having 16 representatives. Miami will have an opportunity to land more players on the post-season All-ACC first-team.

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Tight end Will Mallory, offensive tackle Zion Nelson and WRs Mike Harley and Charleston Rambo are players to watch on offense. Cornerback Tyrique Stevenson and defensive tackle Nesta Jade Silvera are defensive players to watch for Miami. The Hurricanes begin the season on September 4 against Alabama in Atlanta.