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Pitt places two on All-ACC football first team

Jerry DiPaola
| Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
Pitt punter Ryan Winslow kicks during practice Thursday, April 13, 2017 at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Pitt punter Ryan Winslow kicks during practice Thursday, April 13, 2017 at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.
Pitt lineman Brian O'Neill carries the ball towards the end zone as N.C. State's Kentavius Street defends during their game on Oct. 14, 2017, at Heinz Field.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Pitt lineman Brian O'Neill carries the ball towards the end zone as N.C. State's Kentavius Street defends during their game on Oct. 14, 2017, at Heinz Field.
Pittsburgh offensive lineman Brian O'Neill (70), left, blocks Rice defensive tackle Preston Gordon (99) in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh offensive lineman Brian O'Neill (70), left, blocks Rice defensive tackle Preston Gordon (99) in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pitt junior offensive tackle Brian O'Neill and senior punter Ryan Winslow were named Monday to the All-ACC first team after combined balloting by the conference's 14 head coaches and 45 media members.

O'Neill, who started 38 games the past three seasons, was a second-team All-ACC selection by the coaches (third-team by the media) last year. A former tight end, he also recorded three carries the past two seasons, gaining 39 yards with two touchdowns.

Winslow, a four-year starter, led the ACC in punting this season, averaging a career-best 44.5 yards.

Wide receiver/returner Quadree Henderson, a junior, was named to the All-ACC second team and cornerback Avonte Maddox was a third-team choice. Henderson returned two punts for touchdowns this season, giving him a Pitt-record seven kick return touchdowns in three years.

Earning honorable mention were guards Alex Bookser and Alex Officer, Henderson (in the all-purpose category), linebacker Seun Idowu and safety Jordan Whitehead.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at jdipaola@tribweb.com or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.

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