A disappointing 3-9 season for the UNC football team saw the Tar Heels finish with their worst record since 2006, the final year under former head coach John Bunting.
With injuries and inexperience turning many positions on the depth chart into revolving doors, only one Tar Heel–sophomore receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams–found his way onto the All-ACC teams released on Monday.
Ratliff-Williams was a First Team selection for his work as a kick returner, where he led the conference with two kicks returned for touchdowns.
He averaged just over 26 yards per return on 34 attempts this season.
The native of Matthews, North Carolina, also earned a spot on the All-ACC Third Team as an all-purpose player.
In addition to Ratliff-Williams’ team-high 35 receptions for 630 yards and six touchdowns, he showed why he was originally recruited to Chapel Hill as a quarterback.
Head coach Larry Fedora called four plays this year where Ratliff-Williams attempted a pass, with three of them being completed for a total of 86 yards and two touchdowns–good enough for a passer rating of 420.6.
Although Tar Heel punter Tom Sheldon and senior cornerback MJ Stewart didn’t quite make the cut for any of the three All-ACC teams, they were each named Honorable Mentions for receiving at least 25 points in the voting–which was conducted by the league’s 14 head coaches and 45 media members.
Clemson led all schools with 13 All-ACC selections with Miami trailing just behind with 10. Just down the road from Chapel Hill, NC State and Wake Forest each had eight All-ACC players apiece.
For the full All-ACC football rosters, click here.
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