Pitt's Tyler Boyd was named to the All-ACC second team at the end of the 2013 season but was left off this preseason's squad.
By Sam Werner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pitt did not have any players selected to the 2014 All-ACC preseason team, which was voted on by at the ACC Football Kickoff Monday and released today.
The Panthers' most likely candidate was receiver Tyler Boyd, who caught 85 passes for 1,174 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman last season. Boyd was named to the all-ACC second team at the end of the 2013 season, but was left off the 2014 preseason team in favor of Duke's Jamison Crowder, Florida State's Rashad Greene and Louisville's DeVante Parker.
Boyd will hope to replicate the season Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald had last year. After not making the league's preseason team, Donald went on to have one of the most dominant seasons in recent memory, taking home four major individual awards and becoming a consensus All-American.
Florida State led the way with nine players selected to the 2014 All-ACC preseason team, including preseason ACC player of the year, quarterback Jameis Winston.
Syracuse tackle Sean Hickey, a Franklin Regional graduate, also made the team.
Pitt opens training camp Aug. 4 and will kick off its 2014 season Aug. 30 against Delaware.
2014 ALL-ACC PRESEASON TEAM (number of votes in parentheses)
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