Parker Braun, Pressley Harvin named All-ACC

Georgia Tech offensive lineman Parker Braun (75) in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 29, 2018. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM (For Ken Sugiura's story)



Georgia Tech left guard Parker Braun was named All-ACC on Monday, becoming Tech’s first first-team all-conference player since 2013. Punter Pressley Harvin was named second-team All-ACC. Both were repeat selections. Braun was on the league’s second team last year and Pressley was a third-team selection.

Braun was consistently Tech’s most effective linemen week to week and an integral member of an offense that leads FBS in rushing. The last players to earn first-team All-ACC honors were guard Shaquille Mason and defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu, in 2013.

While punting only 31 times in 12 games, Harvin’s 44.3 yards-per-punt average was the highest in the ACC. Tech also ranks 11th nationally in net punting, first among ACC teams. If Tech finishes there, it would be the highest finish since the 2007 team was seventh in net punting (with Durant Brooks’ assistance).

Braun and Harvin were the lone Jackets representatives. Defensive end Anree Saint-Amour, who was 12th among ACC defensive linemen with 11 tackles for loss, was also a candidate.

The team was chosen by a panel of 46 media members and the league’s 14 coaches.

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