Multiple Miami Hurricanes make first-team all-ACC. Here’s everyone who got honored

Al Diaz/adiaz@miamiherald.com

Kamren Kinchens established himself as one of the best safeties in the country this year and now he has a postseason accolade to go along with it.

Kinchens and Lou Hedley both earned first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors from the league, giving the Miami Hurricanes multiple players on the all-conference first team despite a losing season.

A sophomore, Kinchens finished the regular season tied for the top spot in the nation with six interceptions and Hedley is a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award after averaging the second most yards per punt in the ACC.

This is the first first-team all-conference selection for both Kinchens and Hedley, although Hedley, a redshirt senior, earned second-team All-ACC honors in each of the last two seasons, as well as second-team All-American honors from the Associated Press in 2020.

In all, Miami placed 10 players on the All-ACC teams and honorable-mentions list. Tight end Will Mallory was a second-team all-conference selection, and running back Henry Parrish Jr. and cornerback Tyrique Stevenson both earned third-team All-ACC nods.

Mallory, a senior, led the Hurricanes with 42 catches and 538 receiving yards, and finished his career tied for the program record for touchdowns by a tight end with 14. Parrish, a sophomore, led Miami with 130 carries and 616 rushing yards after transferring in from the Ole Miss Rebels in January. Stevenson, a junior, had 25 tackles, 1 1/2 tackles for loss, two interceptions and seven passes defended.

Offensive linemen DJ Scaife Jr. and Jalen Rivers, defensive linemen Leonard Taylor III and Akheem Mesidor, and kicker Andres Borregales were All-ACC honorable mentions.

The 10 all-conference honorees are the Hurricanes’ most in four years and 7 of 10 — all but Hedley, Mallory and Scaife — have eligibility remaining and could be back in Coral Gables next year.