13 Miami football players earn All-ACC

Sep 23, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Andy Lewis-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 23, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Andy Lewis-USA TODAY Sports /

Kicker Andy Borregales, safety Kamren Kinchens and wide receiver Xavier Restrepo were named first-team All-ACC on Tuesday. Four Miami football players were named second-team All-ACC, two earned third-team All-ACC and five earned honorable mention All-Conference. Brashard Smith earned All-ACC in two positions.

Restrepo has 74 receptions for 993 yards receiving and five touchdowns this season. Restrepo needs six receptions and 180 yards in the bowl game to set the single-season Miami football records. Kinchens had 59 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, five interceptions, one touchdown and five pass breakups.

Borregales is the ACC first-team placekicker making 21 of his 25 field goal attempts, including four-of-six from beyond 50 yards and finished first in the ACC with 104 points. Smith earned second-team All-ACC as a return specialist by averaging 28.95 yards on 20 kickoff returns.

Center Matt Lee, left tackle Jalen Rivers and middle linebacker Francisco Mauigoa also earned second-team All-ACC. Lee and Rivers led a vastly improved offensive line. Mauigoa is second on Miami with 70 tackles, leads the team with 17.0 tackles for loss and is tied with true freshman Rueben Bain with 7.5 sacks.

Jacolby George earned third-team All-ACC with a breakout season recording 56 receptions for  851 yards and leading Miami with eight TDs. George is eighth in the ACC in receptions, third in yards, fifth in yards per catch and fourth in TD receptions. Bain has 37 tackles, 9.5 TFLs, 7.5 sacks, one pass defended and two forced fumbles.

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OL Javion Cohen, Anez Cooper and Francis Mauigoa, Smith as an all-purpose player and punter Dylan Joyce were all named honorable mention All-ACC. Smith has nine carries for 132 yards and a TD and 22 receptions for 263 yards and another two scores. Miami was second with nine players on the top three All-ACC teams.