Three Hokies named to Phil Steele All-ACC preseason team
Chamarri Conner, Dax Hollifield and Kaden Moore claim pre-season accolades
PHIL STEELE ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
Conner (6-0, 205) started all 13 nickel games in the 2021 season and is tied for third on the team with 81 tackles (52 solo). The senior also finished tied for sixth in the conference with two forced fumbles. He was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week on Sept. 7 after leading the team in tackles and recording the game-winning interception in the 17-10 win over the then No. 10 North Carolina. Conner also had 5.5 TFLs, 2.0 sacks and five pass breakups during the 2021 season.
PHIL STEELE ALL-ACC FOURTH TEAM OFFENSE
Moore (6-3, 311) started all 13 games of the Hokies season on the offensive line at right guard, making his first career prime-time start against the then No. 1. 10 North Carolina. Moore was named to The Athletic’s freshman All-America team at the end of the season.
PHIL STEELE ALL-ACC FOURTH TEAM DEFENSE
Hollifield (6-1, 239) had a team-high 88 tackles (40 solo) in 13 games in 2021. The senior started 12 games at center linebacker and also led the team with 9.0 TFL and 4.5 sacks. He recorded his fourth career interception against North Carolina on September 3. He averaged 7.3 tackles per game to rank ninth in the conference. Hollifield was also nominated for the Charlotte TD Club Defender of the Nation Award.