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Six Pitt Panthers Named to All-ACC Football Team



Today the ACC honored six members of the Pitt football team by placing them on the All-ACC team.

Seniors Qadree Ollison and offensive tackle Stefano Millin were named second-team All-ACC honorees. Third-team selections were senior running back Darrin Hall, senior guard Mike Herndon, sophomore center Jimmy Morrissey and sophomore placekicker Alex Kessman.

Ollison finished the regular season rushing for 1,134 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 6.4 yards/carry. Ollison became just the sixth player in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in multiple seasons.

While splitting the backfield with Ollison, Hall rushed for 935 yards and 9 touchdowns on 123 carries. The 7.6 yards per carry rank sixth best nationally.

Millin was a tremendous off-season pickup by the Panther coaching staff as he joined the program as a graduate transfer from Kent State. In his first season, he started all 12 games at left tackle for the Panthers.

Herndon also was a rock for the Panthers on the offensive line starting in every game. Remember, he started his Panther career as a defensive lineman and made the conversion over to offense. Morrissey was probably the Panthers most consistent lineman this season and a big reason for the Panthers rushing attack averaging over 232 yards/game, which is 18th best in the country.

Mike Herndon during pregame September 2, 2017 — David Hague

By years end, Kessman earned the reputation of having one of the strongest legs in the conference as he’s connected on six field goals of over 50 yards over his two seasons at Pitt. This season, Kessman made 10-of-13 field goals, 38-of-40 PATs and made field goals of 55 yards, two 54-yarders and one from 53 yards.

Receiving honorable mention recognition were junior wide receiver Maurice Ffrench, senior fullback George Aston, senior offensive tackle Alex Bookser, senior guard Connor Dintino, junior cornerback Dane Jackson and junior safety Damar Hamlin.

The postseason All-ACC team is voted on by conference coaches, a representative from each of the 14 schools’ radio broadcast teams and select media members who cover the teams daily.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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