The ACC Digital Network Previews “ACC Top 25 Players to Watch”

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A showcase of the best football players in the Atlantic Coast Conference 

Charlotte, N.C.: With just two weeks to go until the ACC Football season begins, the ACC Digital Network released its annual preseason football list, "ACC Top 25 Players to Watch." The full video and written editorial feature can be found on and includes 25 individual player highlight videos accompanied by articles on their strengths, weaknesses and keys to a successful season.  

The list includes ACC Preseason Player of the Year, All-ACC Football Team QB, and top Heisman contender, DeShaun Watson of Clemson, who is coming back from an ACL injury, and highly touted Notre Dame Transfer QB Everett Golson of Florida State. The list also recognizes Virginia Tech’s entire Defensive Line. 

This is the third year of the initiative.  Last year's #1 player to watch, FSU's Jameis Winston, was later the first pick in the NFL Draft.  

 "We know there will be disagreements, but the ACCDN team and I watch every game.  We welcome the feedback," according to Fischel. 

Fans are encouraged to follow @theACCDN on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat as the ACC Digital Network captures and shares the #MustSeeACC Moments and player performances all season long.  

ACC Top 25 Players to Watch (Click on each name for video and info)

The ACC Digital Network (theACCDN) is a joint venture between Silver Chalice, a fast-growing digital sports and entertainment media firm and Raycom Sports, a long-time television producer and partner of the Atlantic Coast Conference.  The television-quality, cross-platform digital video network covers the spectrum of one of the nation’s top intercollegiate athletic conferences, featuring both live programming and original on-demand content throughout the entire year.  All ACCDN videos are viewable on, the ACC mobile and tablet app, as well as various streaming and connected mobile and TV devices such as Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Roku. For more information, visit and follow @theACCDN on Twitter and Instagram.