Ten Miami football players named All-ACC including two first team

Nov 12, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /

Ten Miami football players were named All-ACC on Tuesday including punter Louis Hedley and safety Kamren Kinchens who were named to the first team. Tight end Will Mallory earned to the All-ACC Second Team, with cornerback Tyrique Stevenson running back Henry Parrish, Jr. and named All-ACC third team.

Defensive linemen Akheem Mesidor and Leonard Taylor III, kicker Andres Borregales and offensive linemen DJ Scaife, Jr. and Jalen Rivers were named honorable mention All-ACC. Miami improved from having eight players named All-ACC in 2021. Borregales, Hedley, Scaife and Stevenson all repeated as All-ACC.

Kinchens led the ACC and tied for the national lead with six interceptions. With three interceptions versus Georgia Tech Kinchens tied the Miami record. Kinchens set or tied career highs in 2022 with 59 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, the six interceptions, one for a touchdown, six pass breakups and one forced and recovered fumble.

Hedley was named All-ACC for the third time. Hedley earned first-team All-ACC by averaging 45.34 yards per punt with 23 of his punts inside the 20 and 10 kicks of at least 50 yards. The Miami football team finished seventh in the country averaging 43.04 net yards per punt led by Hedley.

Mallory earned second-team by finishing second in the ACC with 42 receptions and 538 yards with three TDs. Parrish finished sixth in the ACC averaging 60.40 rushing yards per game and ninth with 604 rushing yards. Parrish missed two games this season and scored four TDs after transferring from Mississippi.

Mesidor and Taylor finished in a four-way tie for 15th in the ACC with teammate Corey Flagg and Charlie Thomas of Georgia Tech with 10.5 tackles for loss. Stevenson led Miami and was seventh in the ACC with seven pass breakups. Borreagales finished 11th in the ACC with 83 points and fourth with 17 field goals made.

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Hedley, Mallory and Scaife are seniors. Stevenson is expected to leave for the NFL. Rivers earned All-ACC despite missing four games with injuries. The six All-ACC returnees for Miami in 2023 should provide the Hurricanes with a good foundation to build their roster next season. Kinchens will lead the 2023 Miami defense.