Nelson, Osborn Named to All-ACC Academic Team

Nelson, Osborn Named to All-ACC Academic Team

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Two Miami Hurricanes were among those selected to the All-ACC Academic Football Team, the conference office announced Thursday.

Freshman Zion Nelson and redshirt senior K.J. Osborn were both honored by the ACC for excellence in the classroom and on the field. Undergraduate and graduate student-athletes must have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or greater in order to be considered for an All-ACC Academic team.

Nelson, a computer science major, was the only true freshman in FBS to start 13 games at left tackle and one of only three true freshmen to start his 2019 season opener at left tackle. The Sumter, S.C., native enrolled in January 2019 and was one of just four Hurricanes to start all 13 games on offense.

Osborn, a criminology major, also started all 13 games for the Hurricanes in his lone season at Miami. The Ypsilanti, Mich., native ended the year as the team leader in receptions (50), receiving yards (547), receiving touchdowns (five), punt return yards (255) and all-purpose yards (1,018).

For the full All-ACC Academic Football Team, see below:

2019 All-ACC Academic Team
Nolan Borgersen, Boston College, DB, Gr., Leadership Administration
Aaron Boumerhi, Boston College, K, Gr., Management
Grant Carlson, Boston College, P, Sr., Management
Mehdi El Attrach, Boston College, DB, Gr., Sport Administration
Korab Idrizi, Boston College, TE, Sr., Psychology
Zion Johnson, Boston College, OL, Jr., Computer Science
Justin Foster, Clemson, DE, Jr., Construction Science and Management
Trevor Lawrence**, Clemson, QB, So., Marketing
Diondre Overton, Clemson, WR, Gr., Athletic Leadership
Sean Pollard***, Clemson, OL, Sr., History
James Skalski, Clemson, LB, Jr., Communication
Chad Smith, Clemson, LB, Gr., Communication Technology and Society
Will Spiers, Clemson, P, Jr., Construction Science and Management
K’Von Wallace, Clemson, S, Sr., Communication
Zach Baker, Duke, OG, Sr., Sociology; Management – Master’s
Scott Bracey, Duke, WR, Sr., Sociology; Management – Master’s
Michael Carter II**, Duke, S, Jr., Public Policy
Rakavius Chambers**, Duke, OG, Jr., Biology
Noah Gray, Duke, TE, Jr., Political Science
Quentin Harris**, Duke, QB, Sr., Public Policy; Management – Master’s
Casey Holman, Duke, OT, R-Fr., Undeclared
Tre Hornbuckle, Duke, DE, Sr., Sociology
A.J. Reed, Duke, K, Sr., Political Science
Marquis Waters**, Duke, S, Jr., Sociology
Aaron Young, Duke, WR, Sr., Art History
Ryan Roberts, Florida State, OT, Gr., Sport Management
David Curry, Georgia Tech, LB, Jr., Business Administration
Jared Southers, Georgia Tech, OL, Gr., Economics – Master’s
Tre Swilling**, Georgia Tech, DB, Jr., Literature, Media & Communication
C.J. Avery Louisville**, LB, Jr., Sports Administration
Robert Bell, Louisville, OL, Jr., Political Science
Seth Dawkins***, Louisville, WR, Sr., Sports Administration
Mason King***, Louisville, P, Sr., Communication
Khane Pass, Louisville, S, Gr., Criminal Justice
Zion Nelson, Miami, OL, Fr., Computer Science
K.J. Osborn, Miami, WR, Gr., Criminology

Joshua Ezeudu, North Carolina, OL, So., Exercise and Sport Science – Sport Administration
Sam Howell, North Carolina, QB, Fr., Exercise and Sport Science – Sport Administration
Ikem Ekwonu, NC State, OT, Fr., Management
Tabari Hines, NC State, WR, Gr., Youth Development & Leadership
Joe Sculthorpe, NC State, OG, Sr., Sociology
Deslin Alexandre**, Pitt, DE, Sr., Communication
Kirk Christodoulou, Pitt, P, Sr., Finance
Kylan Johnson, Pitt, LB, Gr., Social Work
Jake Kradel, Pitt, OL, So., Economics
Jimmy Morrissey***, Pitt, C, Sr., Finance
Matthew Bergeron, Syracuse, OL, Fr., Social Work
Dakota Davis, Syracuse, OL, So., Health & Exercise Science
Tommy DeVito, Syracuse, QB, So., Sociology
Sterling Hofrichter, Syracuse, P, Sr., Public Health
Kingsley Jonathan, Syracuse, DE, Jr., Information Management & Technology
Ifeatu Melifonwu, Syracuse, CB, So., Economics
Joey Blount, Virginia, S, Jr., American Studies
Tanner Cowley, Virginia, TE, Gr., Higher Education – Master’s
Nash Griffin, Virginia, P, Jr., Commerce
Eli Hanback, Virginia, DE, Gr., Higher Education – Master’s
Bobby Haskins, Virginia, OT, So., Undeclared
Terrell Jana, Virginia, WR, Jr., Public Policy & Leadership
Jordan Mack***, Virginia, LB, Sr., Youth & Social Innovation
Bryce Perkins, Virginia, QB, Sr., American Studies
Joe Reed**, Virginia, WR/KR, Gr., Educational Psychology – Master’s
Dillon Reinkensmeyer***, Virginia, OT, Sr., Global Studies
Oscar Bradburn, Virginia Tech, P, Jr., Marketing Management
Bryan Hudson, Virginia Tech, OL, Fr., Business
Dalton Keene, Virginia Tech, TE, Jr., Building Construction & Real Estate
James Mitchell, Virginia Tech, TE, So., Multimedia Journalism
Doug Nester, Virginia Tech, OL, Fr., Business
Luke Tenuta, Virginia Tech, OL, So., Multimedia Journalism
Jake Benzinger, Wake Forest, OL, Sr., Economics
Cade Carney**, Wake Forest, RB, Sr., Communication
Justin Herron, Wake Forest, OL, Gr., Master of Arts Liberal Studies
Zach Tom, Wake Forest, OL, Jr., Business and Enterprise Management
Sage Surratt**, Wake Forest, WR, Sr., Communication