No first-teamers, but ACC honors 12 Pitt players
Pitt’s players and coaches have preached a team-first attitude all season, and that apparently proved true Monday when the All-ACC team was released. The Panthers won the ACC Coastal championship, without even one first-team player.
But a total of 12 Pitt guys were either second- or third-team or honorable mention selections. The voting panel was comprised of the conference head coaches, a member of each school’s radio broadcast team and select media members.
Senior running back Qadree Ollison, who is second in the ACC in rushing yards (1,134), and offensive left tackle Stefano Millin, a graduate transfer senior from Kent State, were chosen to the second team.
Senior Darrin Hall, who shared the tailback position with Ollison and rushed for 935 yards, was named to the third team, along with senior guard Mike Herndon, sophomore center Jimmy Morrissey and sophomore kicker Alex Kessman, who hit 10 of his 13 field-goal attempts.
Six Panthers received honorable mention honors, including junior wide receiver Maurice Ffrench, who was named as an all-purpose player and returner. Ffrench returned two kickoffs for touchdowns.
Also honored were senior fullback George Aston, senior tackle Alex Bookser, senior guard Connor Dintino (now starting at guard in place of the injured Morrissey), junior cornerback Dane Jackson and junior safety Damar Hamlin.
Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry at [email protected] or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.