Jul 21, 2021; Charlotte, NC, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
Miami Hurricanes safety Bubba Bolden was named first-team All-ACC and received the third most votes among defensive players. Bolden received 100 votes to earn first-team All-ACC safety with Nolan Turner of Clemson. Clemson DT Bryan Bresee received 120 votes and teammate, DE Myles Murphy had 108 votes.
Miami Hurricanes punter Lou Hedley was also named first-team All-ACC with 84 votes. Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King was the runner-up for preseason ACC Player of the Year with 11 votes to Sam Howell of North Carolina who had 114.