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Courtesy: Duke Athletics
Mark Gilbert (28) and Joe Giles-Harris (44)
Defensive Duo Tabbed First Team All-ACC by AP
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 12/06/2017
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RALEIGH, N.C. - Duke sophomore cornerback Mark Gilbert and redshirt sophomore linebacker Joe Giles-Harris were named to the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team, according to an announcement by the organization this week. The two were tabbed first team All-ACC in November.  

Gilbert, a 6-1, 175-pound sophomore from Fayetteville, N.C., has compiled 31 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, six interceptions and 13 pass breakups this season. He ranks second in the ACC and tied for fourth nationally with his six INTs while pacing the league and standing fifth in the country in total passes defended with 19. Gilbert's 19 PBUs are tied with Erwin Sampson (1989) for the most in a year at Duke.

Giles-Harris, a 6-2, 230-pound redshirt sophomore from Nyack, N.Y., leads the Blue Devils in tackles (117) and tackles for loss (15.0) while adding 4.5 sacks, one interception, four pass breakups and seven quarterback pressures. He currently leads all ACC linebackers in tackles for loss while ranking 12th among active FBS players in career tackles for loss per game (1.02). Giles-Harris also ranks fith among active FBS players in career tackles per game with 9.33.

Duke returns to action December 26 at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich., for the Quick Lane Bowl. The Blue Devils (6-6) face Northern Illinois (8-4). Tickets are available on GoDuke.com.

First Team
Quarterback — u-Lamar Jackson, Louisville, 6-3, 200, jr., Pompano Beach, Florida
Running backs — u-A.J. Dillon, Boston College, 6-0, 240, fr., New London, Connecticut.; u-Nyheim Hines, North Carolina State, 5-9, 197, jr., Garner, North Carolina
Tackles — u-Mitch Hyatt, Clemson, 6-5, 305, jr., Suwanee, Georgia.; Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh, 6-6, 305, jr., Wilmington, Delaware.
Guards — Tyrone Crowder, Clemson, 6-2, 340, sr., Marston, North Carolina; Wyatt Teller, Virginia Tech, 6-5, 315, sr., Bealeton, Virginia.
Center — Justin Falcinelli, Clemson, 6-4, 305, sr., Middletown, Maryland.
Tight end — Cam Serigne, Wake Forest, 6-3, 240, sr., Ashburn, Virginia.
Wide receivers — u-Steve Ishmael, Syracuse, 6-2, 209, sr., Miami; Cam Phillips, Virginia Tech, 6-0, 202, sr., Laurel, Maryland.
All-purpose player — Jaylen Samuels, North Carolina State, 5-11, 228, sr., Charlotte, North Carolina
Kicker — Michael Badgley, Miami, 5-10, 178, sr., Summit, New Jersey.

Defensive ends — u-Bradley Chubb, North Carolina State, 6-4, 275, sr., Marietta, Georgia.; Clelin Ferrell, Clemson, 6-5, 260, soph., Richmond, Virginia.
Defensive tackles — Dexter Lawrence, Clemson, 6-4, 340, soph., Wake Forest, North Carolina; Christian Wilkins, Clemson, 6-4, 300, jr., Springfield, Massachusetts.
Linebackers — Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech, 6-5, 250, jr., Danville, Virginia.; Joe Giles-Harris, Duke, 6-2, 230, soph., Nyack, New York; u-Micah Kiser, Virginia, 6-2, 240, sr., Baltimore.
Cornerbacks — Mark Gilbert, Duke, 6-1, 175, soph., Fayetteville, North Carolina; Greg Stroman, Virginia Tech, 6-0, 181, sr., Bristow, Virginia.
Safeties — u-Quin Blanding, Virginia, 6-2, 210, sr., Virginia Beach, Virginia; Derwin James, Florida State, 6-3, 215, soph., Haines City, Florida.
Punter — Ryan Winslow, Pittsburgh, 6-6, 225, sr., Maple Glen, Pennsylvania.

Second Team
Quarterback — John Wolford, Wake Forest, 6-1, 200, sr., Jacksonville, Florida.
Running backs — KirVonte Benson, Georgia Tech, 5-9, 211, soph., Marietta, Georgia; Travis Homer, Miami, 5-11, 195, soph., West Palm Beach, Florida.
Tackles — Chris Lindstrom, Boston College, 6-4, 305, jr., Dudley, Massachusetts; Will Richardson, North Carolina State, 6-6, 322, jr., Burlington, North Carolina.
Guards — Tony Adams, North Carolina State, 6-2, 315, sr., Charlotte, North Carolina.; Parker Braun, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 280, soph., Hallsville, Texas.
Center — Ryan Anderson, Wake Forest, 6-6, 305, jr., Raleigh, North Carolina.
Tight end — Christopher Herndon IV, Miami, 6-4, 252, sr., Norcross, Georgia.
Wide receivers — Kelvin Harmon, North Carolina State, 6-3, 213, soph., Palmyra, New Jersey; Jaylen Smith, Louisville, 6-4, 219, jr., Pascagoula, Mississippi.
All-purpose players (tie) — Greg Dortch, Wake Forest, 5-9, 165, fr., Richmond, Virginia.; Anthony Ratliff-Williams, North Carolina, 6-1, 205, soph., Matthews, North Carolina.
Kicker — Mike Weaver, Wake Forest, 6-1, 190, sr., Pine City, New York.

Defensive ends — Austin Bryant, Clemson, 6-5, 265, jr., Pavo, Georgia.; Duke Ejiofor, Wake Forest, 6-4, 275, sr., Houston.
Defensive tackles — R.J. McIntosh, Miami, 6-4, 293, jr., Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Tim Settle, Virginia Tech, 6-3, 335, soph., Manassas, Virginia.
Linebackers — Parris Bennett, Syracuse, 6-0, 216, sr., Detroit; Dorian O'Daniel, Clemson, 6-1, 220, sr., Olney, Maryland.; Shaq Quarterman, Miami, 6-1, 240, soph., Orange Park, Florida.
Cornerbacks — Michael Jackson, Miami, 6-1, 200, jr., Birmingham, Alabama; Avonte Maddox, Pittsburgh, 5-9, 180, sr., Detroit.
Safeties — Terrell Edmunds, Virginia Tech, 6-2, 220, jr., Danville, Virginia; Jaquan Johnson, Miami, 5-11, 190, jr., Miami.
Punter — Lester Coleman, Virginia, 6-5, 225, jr., Martinsville, Virginia.

Coach of the year — Mark Richt, Miami
Offensive player of the year — u-Lamar Jackson, Louisville
Defensive player of the year — Bradley Chubb, North Carolina State
Newcomer of the year — u-A.J. Dillon, Boston College

u - denotes unanimous selections



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