Three Miami Hurricanes named All-ACC five more honorable mention

Nov 27, 2021; Durham, North Carolina, USA;Mandatory Credit: Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2021; Durham, North Carolina, USA;Mandatory Credit: Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports /

Miami Hurricanes guard D.J. Scaife, punter Louis Hedley and wide receiver Charleston Rambo are second-team All-ACC as released on Tuesday. Cornerback Tyrique Stevenson, kicker Andres Borregales, offensive tackle Zion Nelson, running back Jaylan Knighton and safety James Williams are honorable mentions.

Scaife was part of an offensive line that finished first in the ACC in pass protection and 11th in run blocking according to Pro Football Focus via Inside the U. Miami was 26th nationally in scoring offense, 22nd in total offense, 10th in pass offense and 98th in rushing, the Miami OL improved significantly in pass blocking in 2021.

Rambo had the best season in history by a Miami Hurricanes WR. In 12 regular-season games, Rambo had 79 receptions for 1,171 yards and seven TDs. Rambo set the Miami record for receptions and receiving yards in a season. With one season of eligibility remaining, Rambo is expected to enter the NFL Draft.

Hedley finished third in the ACC averaging 44.94 yards per punt. Nineteen of Hedley’s punts for a total of 40.4 percent were inside the 20. After setting an NCAA record last season, the Miami Hurricanes are ninth nationally in net punting averaging 43.10 yards. Trenton Gill of North Carolina State is the first team All-ACC Punter.

Stevenson was the elite CB Miami needed after transferring from Georgia. The leader of a young secondary, Stevenson has 43 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one interception and four pass breakups. Borregales had a solid freshman season making all 45 of his extra-point attempts and 17 of 21 field goals.

Nelson had a solid season after entering 2021 with projections of being a possible 2022 NFL first-round draft pick. Although not likely to be a first-round pick, Nelson will probably leave for the NFL Draft with a mid to late-round projection. After being suspended for the first four games of 2021, Knighton has had a breakout season.

After becoming the starter due to season-ending injuries to Don Chaney Jr. and Cam’Ron Harris, Knighton has 561 rushing yards and eight TDs with 20 receptions for 280 yards and another three TDs. Knighton is one of the most versatile and explosive players in the ACC. He should challenge for All-ACC in 2022.

Williams has had a very good year as a true freshman. Starting seven games and playing in 10, Williams finished with 29 tackles, a team-leading two interceptions and two pass breakups. Williams missed the final two games of the regular season after suffering a year-ending injury versus Florida State.

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Miami had seven All-ACC players in 2020 and two honorable mentions after finishing 8-2 in the regular season. Kicker Jose Borregales was named first-team All-ACC in 2020. Miami had four players named second-team All-ACC in 2020 and two named to the third team. Miami had two offense, three defense and two special teams.