With safety Paris Ford and defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman both being named preseason All-Americans by Athlon Sports, it's no surprise the juniors also earned All-ACC honors from the publication heading into the 2020 season.
And they are joined by eight of their Pitt teammates, giving the Panthers seven defenders selected.
⭐️ Paris Ford
⭐️ Jimmy Morrissey
⭐️ Jaylen Twyman
⭐️ Damar Hamlin
⭐️ Patrick Jones II
⭐️ Bryce Hargrove
⭐️ Damarri Mathis
⭐️ Rashad Weaver
⭐️ Phil Campbell III
⭐️ Taysir Mack#H2Phttps://t.co/C2WgSp8XAH
Ford and Twyman earned first-team all-conference honors along with center Jimmy Morrissey, who is entering his senior season and was a first-team All-ACC pick in 2019.
A pair of defenders -- defensive end Patrick Jones II and safety Damar Hamlin -- were second-time preseason picks by Athlon.
Offensive lineman Bryce Hargrove, cornerback Damarri Mathis and defensive end Rashad Weaver, who missed last season with a knee injury, received third-team honors. Wide receiver Taysir Mack and linebacker Phil Campbell III were fourth-team picks.