ACC Football 2021 Kick-Off Attendees Announced

GREENSBORO, NC (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Monday the 42 student-athletes selected by its 14 league schools to attend the 2021 ACC Football Kickoff, July 21-22, at the Westin Charlotte in Charlotte. , North Carolina. For the first time, each team will bring three players to the annual media event.

ACC Network will be live from the ACC Football Kickoff in Charlotte for the first time on July 21-22, for two days of extensive coverage. The ACC’s 24/7 national sports network will provide the strongest television coverage of the event to date.


The participants in the 2021 ACC Football Kickoff are:

Boston College
Head Coach Jeff Hafley
Zion Johnson, OL, Bowie, Maryland
Phil Jurkovec, QB, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Marcus Valdez, DE, Perth Amboy, New Jersey



Clemson
Head Coach Dabo Swinney
Matt Bockhorst, OG, Cincinnati, Ohio
James Skalski, LB, Sharpsburg, GA
DJ Uiagalelei, QB, Inland Empire, CA



duke
Head Coach David Cutcliffe
DeWayne Carter, DT, Pickerington, Ohio
Mataeo Durant, RB, McCormick, SC
Gunnar Holmberg, QB, Wake Forest, NC



state of florida
Head Coach Mike Norvell
Jermaine Johnson II, DE, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
McKenzie Milton, QB, Kapolei, Hawaii
Jordan Travis, QB, West Palm Beach, Florida



Georgia Technology
Head Coach Geoff Collins
Ayinde Eley, LB, Olney, Maryland
Jeff Sims, QB, Jacksonville, Fla.
Juanyeh Thomas, DB, Niceville, Florida



Louisville
Head Coach Scott Satterfield
CJ Avery, LB, Grenada, Mississippi
Malik Cunningham, QB, Montgomery, Alabama
Marshon Ford, TE, Louisville, Kentucky



Miami
Head Coach Manny Diaz
Bubba Bolden, S, Las Vegas, Nevada
Michael Harley Jr., WR, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
D’Eriq King, QB, Manvel, Texas



North Carolina
Head Coach Mack Brown
Tomon Fox, LB, Lawrenceville, GA
Jeremiah Gemmel, LB, Newnan, Georgia
Sam Howell, QB, Indian Trail, NC



NC status
Head Coach Dave Doeren
Grant Gibson, C, Charlotte, North Carolina
Devin Leary, QB, Sicklerville, N.J.
Payton Wilson, LB, Hillsborough, NC



pitt
Head Coach Pat Narduzzi
Jordan Addison, WR, Frederick, Maryland
Deslin Alexander, DL, Pompano Beach, Florida
Kenny Pickett, QB, Oakhurst, New Jersey



Syracuse
Head Coach Dino Babers
Josh Black, DL, Loves Park, Illinois
Taj Harris, WR, Beverly, New Jersey
Airon Servais, OL, Green Bay, Wis.



Virginia
Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall
Brennan Armstrong, QB, Shelby, Ohio
Joey Blount, S, Atlanta, Georgia
Keytaon Thompson, WR/QB, New Orleans, Louisiana



Virginia Tech
Head Coach Justin Fuente
Braxton Burmeister, QB, La Jolla, Calif.
Chamarri Conner, DB, Jacksonville, Florida
James Mitchell, TE, Big Stone Gap, Virginia



WakeForest
Head Coach Dave Clawson
Sam Hartman, QB, Charlotte, NC
Luke Masterson, LB, Naples, Florida
Jaquarii Roberson, WR, Murfreesboro, NC

  • Among the offensive players at the ACC kickoff will be 15 quarterbacks, five wide receivers, four offensive linemen, two tight ends and one running back. Defensively, seven linebackers, five defensive linemen and four defensive backs will be present. Virginia’s Keytaon Thompson is listed as a QB/WR.
  • Thirteen teams will bring at least one quarterback with Florida State (McKenzie Milton and Jordan Travis) and Virginia (Brennan Armstrong and Keytaon Thompson) bringing two.
  • ACC Kickoff student-athletes hail from 20 states, including seven from Florida, six from North Carolina, four from Georgia and New Jersey, and three from Maryland and Ohio. There are two players from California and one from Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • Thirteen of the ACC’s 14 teams will return to quarterback this season with starting experience led by Pitt’s Kenny Pickett with 36 career starts and Miami’s King with 33. FSU’s McKenzie Milton started 33 games at UCF before to move to the Seminoles for the 2021 season.

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