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These players were the best of the best for Deacon football over the last ten years

NCAA Football: Belk Bowl-Wake Forest vs Texas A&M Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

It’s almost the end of the decade, so I thought it would be fun to put together an all-decade team for Wake Forest football.

In order to qualify, a player must have had at least one full season of his best statistical year occur between 2010 and 2019.

Without further ado, here is the all-decade team.

Note: Stats courtesy of godeacs.com and sports-reference.com.

Offense

Quarterback

First Team: John Wolford

NCAA Football: Belk Bowl-Wake Forest vs Texas A&M Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Career Stats: 8794 passing yards, 59 passing touchdowns, 59.7% career completion percentage, 1120 rushing yards, 19 rushing touchdowns, 126.5 career passer rating

Career Accomplishments: 2 bowl victories in 2 appearances, 2017 Second Team All-ACC, 2017 Belk Bowl MVP, school records in single-season passer rating, single season passing yards, single season touchdown passes, single season total offense yards, and single season total touchdowns, first in career total touchdowns, third in career completions, second in career passing touchdowns, third in career passing yards, third in career completion percentage, second in career passer rating, second in career total offense

Second Team: Jamie Newman

Birmingham Bowl - Memphis v Wake Forest Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Career Stats: 3959 passing yards, 35 passing touchdowns, 60.5% career completion percentage, 826 rushing yards, 10 rushing touchdowns, 142.7 career passer rating

Career Accomplishments: 2018 Birmingham Bowl MVP, tied for first in single game touchdown passes in school history, tied for second in single season touchdown passes in school history, second in single season total offense in school history, fourth in single season passing yards in school history, fourth in single season rushing yards by a QB in school history

Honorable Mention: Tanner Price

Duke v Wake Forest Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Career Stats: 8899 passing yards, 52 passing touchdowns, 56.8% career completion percentage, 281 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, 115.9 career passer rating

Career Accomplishments: second in career passing yards in school history, third in single season passing yards in school history, third in career passing touchdowns in school history, fifth in single season passing touchdowns in school history, third in career total offense in school history, third in single season offense in school history, tied for second in total career touchdowns, fifth in single season total touchdowns

Running Back

First Team: Cade Carney

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Career Stats: 2446 rushing yards, 21 rushing touchdowns, 4.3 yards per rushing attempt, 167 receiving yards

Career Accomplishments: Only Wake Forest 1000-yard single season rusher this decade, 7th leading rusher in school history, 4th in consecutive rushes without a fumble in school history

Second Team: Matt Colburn II

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Louisville Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Career Stats: 2528 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns, 4.7 yards per rushing attempt, 306 receiving yards

Career Accomplishments: 6th leading rusher in school history, 5th highest single game rushing total in school history, 2nd in consecutive rushes without a fumble in school history, 8 career 100+ yard rushing games

Honorable Mention: Josh Harris

Duke v Wake Forest Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Career Stats: 2230 rushing yards, 19 rushing touchdowns, 4.6 yards per rushing attempt, 304 receiving yards

Career Accomplishments: 10th leading rusher in school history, 7th highest single game rushing total in school history, 3rd in single season rushing yards per carry in school history, 5th in consecutive rushes without a fumble in school history, 5th in single season receptions by a running back in school history

Fullback

Tommy Bohanon

Florida State v Wake Forest Photo by Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images

Career Stats: 51 receptions, 405 receiving yards, 7 receiving touchdowns, 160 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns

Career Accomplishments: Most career touchdown receptions by a running back in school history, most touchdown receptions by a running back in a single season in school history, most touchdown receptions by a running back in a single game in school history, 2013 Senior Bowl participant, 2013 NFL Draft 7th Round Pick

Wide Receiver

First Team: Michael Campanaro

Wake Forest v Miami Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Career Stats: 229 receptions, 2506 receiving yards, 14 receiving touchdowns, 10.9 yards per catch, 35 kick returns, 828 kick return yards, 26 punt returns, 156 punt return yards, 1 punt return for touchdown

Career Accomplishments: Two-time second team All-ACC, sixth in ACC history in career receptions, first in career receptions in school history, fifth in single season receptions in school history, first in single game receptions (twice) in school history, third in career receiving yards in school history, tied for third in single game touchdown receptions in school history, 2014 NFL Draft 7th Round Pick

First Team: Greg Dortch

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 08 Wake Forest at NC State Photo by Michael Berg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Career Stats: 142 receptions, 1800 receiving yards, 17 receiving touchdowns, 12.7 yards per catch, 36 kick returns, 773 kick return yards, 45 punt returns, 438 punt return yards, 2 punt returns for touchdowns

Career Accomplishments: 2018 Return Specialist All-American, 2018 First Team All-ACC All-Purpose Back, tied for school record for punt returns for touchdown in single game, tied ACC record for punt returns for touchdown in single game, school record with for consecutive 200-yard all-purpose games, school record for career all-purpose yards per game, school record for touchdown receptions in a single game (twice), school record for career touchdowns per game, second in school history in single season receptions, second in single season receiving yards, eighth in school history in career receiving touchdowns, tied for fourth in single season touchdown receptions in school history

First Team: Sage Surratt

Wake Forest v Virginia Tech Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images

Career Stats: 107 receptions, 1582 receiving yards, 15 receiving touchdowns, 14.8 yards per catch, 12 punt returns, 91 punt return yards

Career Accomplishments: 2019 First Team All-ACC, named as 2019 Fred Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist, 2019 ACC Receiver of the Week four out of first eight weeks of season, first player from a Power Five conference to accumulate 1000 receiving yards in 2019, tied for fifth in single season receiving yards in school history, third in single game receiving yards in school history, tied for ninth in career touchdown receptions in school history, tied for second in single season touchdown receptions in school history, tied for third in single game touchdown receptions in school history

Second Team: Chris Givens

Maryland v Wake Forest Photo by Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images

Career Stats: 163 receptions, 2473 receiving yards, 21 receiving touchdowns, 15.2 yards per catch, 45 rushes, 238 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 40 kick returns, 773 kick return yards

Career Accomplishments: 2011 First Team All-ACC, named to 2011 Fred Biletnikoff Watchlist, first in single season receiving yards in school history, sixth in career receptions in school history, third in single season receptions in school history, fourth in career receiving yards in school history, sixth in single game receiving yards in school history, tied for third in career receiving touchdowns, tied for fourth in single season receiving touchdowns, second in single season 100 yard receiving games in school history, 2012 NFL Draft 4th Round Pick

Second Team: Alex Bachman

Birmingham Bowl - Memphis v Wake Forest Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Career Stats: 82 receptions, 1162 receiving yards, 10 receiving touchdowns, 14.2 yards per catch, 7 kick returns, 123 kick return yards, 7 punt returns, 48 punt return yards

Second Team: Tabari Hines

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 29 Belk Bowl - Wake Forest v Texas A&M Photo by William Howard/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Career Stats (only at Wake) : 123 receptions, 1496 receiving yards, 13 receiving touchdowns, 12.2 yards per catch, 28 punt returns, 88 punt return yards, 4 kick returns, 93 kick return yards

Career Accomplishments: Tied for third in single game touchdown receptions in school history

Honorable Mention: Scotty Washington

North Carolina State v Wake Forest Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

Career Stats: 110 receptions, 1676 receiving yards, 13 receiving touchdowns, 15.2 yards per catch

Honorable Mention: Cortez Lewis

Wake Forest v Florida State Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images

Career Stats: 88 receptions, 1158 receiving yards, 5 receiving touchdowns, 13.2 yards per catch

Honorable Mention: Kendall Hinton

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 27 Pinstripe Bowl - Michigan State v Wake Forest Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Note: Hinton would have definitely been higher on this list if he had played more than one season at receiver.

Career Stats: 79 receptions, 1062 receiving yards, 4 touchdown receptions, 13.4 yards per catch, 188 rushes, 881 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, 12 punt returns, 91 punt return yards, 7 kick returns, 142 kick return yards

Career Accomplishments: One of only seven players in school history with 1000+ receiving yards in a single season, sixth in single season receptions in school history, seventh in single game receiving yards in school history

Tight End

First Team: Cam Serigne

Belk Bowl - Texas A&M v Wake Forest Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Career Stats: 174 receptions, 2075 receiving yards, 21 receiving touchdowns, 11.9 yards per catch

Career Accomplishments: 2017 First Team All-ACC, 2018 East-West Shrine Game participant, ACC and school records for career receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns by a tight end, 2017 AP All-Bowl Team Tight End, fifth in career receptions in school history, eighth in career receiving yards in school history, tied for third in career receiving touchdowns in school history, tied for fourth in single season touchdown receptions in school history, tied for third in single game touchdown receptions in school history

Second Team: Jack Freudenthal

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 27 Pinstripe Bowl - Michigan State v Wake Forest Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr./Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Career Stats: 50 receptions, 572 receiving yards, 10 receiving touchdowns, 11.4 receiving yards

Honorable Mention: Cameron Ford

Georgia Tech v Wake Forest Photo by Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images

Career Stats: 34 receptions, 347 receiving yards, 3 receiving touchdowns, 10.2 yards per reception

Left Tackle

First Team: Justin Herron

Indiana v Wake Forest Photo by Lance King/Getty Images

Second Team: Dennis Godfrey

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl - Mississippi State v Wake Forest Photo by Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images

Left Guard

First Team: Phil Haynes

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 22 Birmingham Bowl - Memphis v Wake Forest Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Second Team: Joe Looney

Gardner-Webb v Wake Forest Photo by Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images

Center

First Team: Ryan Anderson

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 22 Birmingham Bowl - Memphis v Wake Forest Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Second Team: Garrick Williams

Wake Forest v Notre Dame

Right Guard

First Team: Patrick Osterhage

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 09 Wake Forest at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Second Team: Michael Hoag

Right Tackle

First Team: Jake Benzinger

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 06 Wake Forest at Rice Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Second Team: Doug Weaver

Defense

Defensive Line

First Team: Nikita Whitlock

Wake Forest v Syracuse Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Career Stats: 240 tackles, 129 solo tackles, 48 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery

Career Accomplishments: Two-time Second Team All-ACC, 2013 Bednarik Award watchlist, fifth in career sacks in school history, tied for seventh in single season sacks in school history

First Team: Duke Ejiofor

Louisville v Wake Forest Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images

Career Stats: 133 tackles, 80 solo tackles, 43.5 tackles for loss, 23.5 sacks, 1 interception, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries

Career Accomplishments: 2017 Second Team All-ACC, third in career sacks in school history, third in single season sacks in school history, 2018 NFL Draft 6th Round Pick

First Team: Carlos “Boogie” Basham Jr.

North Carolina v Wake Forest Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Career Stats: 145 tackles, 77 solo tackles, 31 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 fumble recovery for touchdown

Career Accomplishments: 2019 First Team All-ACC, sixth in career sacks in school history, second in single season sacks in school history

First Team: Zach Thompson

Duke v Wake Forest Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Career Stats: 153 tackles, 75 solo tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble

Second Team: Josh Banks

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 12 Wake Forest at Syracuse Photo by Jerome Davis/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Career Stats: 107 tackles, 59 solo tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 interception return for touchdown, 3 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries

Second Team: Wendell Dunn

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 09 Wake Forest at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Career Stats: 156 tackles, 84 solo tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries

Second Team: Willie Yarbary

Wake Forest v Duke Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images

Career Stats: 116 tackles, 65 solo tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 1 fumble recovery

Second Team: Zachary Allen

North Carolina v Wake Forest Photo by Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images

Career Stats: 130 tackles, 73 solo tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery

Linebackers

First Team: Marquel Lee

Wake Forest v Indiana Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Career Stats: 291 tackles, 143 solo tackles, 41 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles

Career Accomplishments: 2016 Second Team All-ACC, ninth in career sacks in school history, 2017 NFL Draft 5th Round Pick

First Team: Kyle Wilber

Wake Forest v North Carolina Photo by Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images

Career Stats: 195 tackles, 117 solo tackles, 35.5 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 fumble recovery for touchdown

Career Accomplishments: 2011 Third Team All-ACC, tenth in career sacks in school history, 2012 NFL Draft 4th round pick

First Team: Brandon Chubb

Elon v Wake Forest Photo by Lance King/Getty Images

Career Stats: 313 tackles, 170 solo tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 interception return for touchdown, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries

Career Accomplishments: 2015 First Team All-ACC, 2015 Pop Warner College Football Award Winner

Second Team: Justin Strnad

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 22 Birmingham Bowl - Memphis v Wake Forest Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Career Stats: 244 tackles, 147 solo tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 4 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery

Career Accomplishments: 2019 Chuck Bednarik Award watchlist, two-time Honorable Mention All-ACC

Second Team: Justin Jackson

Army v Wake Forest Photo by Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images

Career Stats: 197 tackles, 112 solo tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 1 interception, 1 interception return for touchdown, 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery

Second Team: Joey Ehrmann

Wake Forest v Syracuse Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images

Career Stats: 171 tackles, 99 solo tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles

Secondary

First Team: Kevin Johnson

Wake Forest v Syracuse Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Career Stats: 189 tackles, 123 solo tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 7 interceptions, 20 passes defended, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery

Career Accomplishments: Two-time Honorable Mention All-ACC, Senior Bowl Participant, 2015 First Round Draft Pick

First Team: Jessie Bates III

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 09 Wake Forest at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Career Stats: 177 tackles, 119 solo tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 6 interceptions, 2 interceptions returned for touchdowns, 10 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles, 27 punt returns, 234 punt return yards, 1 punt return for touchdown

Career Accomplishments: 2016 Second Team All-ACC, 2017 Honorable Mention All-ACC, 2016 Consensus Freshman All-American, third in career interception return yards in school history, only punt return for touchdown in a bowl game in school history

First Team: Josh Bush

Wake Forest v Clemson Photo by Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images

Career Stats: 134 tackles, 98 solo tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 7 interceptions, 8 passes defended, 1 fumble recovery

Career Accomplishments: 2011 First Team All-ACC, 2011 Third Team All-American, tied for fourth in single season interceptions in school history, 2012 NFL Draft 6th Round Pick

First Team: Ryan Janvion

NCAA FOOTBALL: DEC 27 Military Bowl - Temple v Wake Forest Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr./Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Career Stats: 327 tackles, 182 solo tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, 8 passes defended, 1 forced fumble, 3 fumble recoveries

Career Accomplishments: Tenth in career tackles in school history

Second Team: Merrill “Bud” Noel

Wake Forest v Notre Dame

Career Stats: 193 tackles, 142 solo tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, 8 interceptions, 29 passes defended, 4 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble, 13 kick returns, 233 kick return yards

Career Accomplishments: Consensus Freshman All-American, 2011 ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year, two-time Honorable Mention All-ACC

Second Team: Cameron Glenn

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 22 Birmingham Bowl - Memphis v Wake Forest

Career Stats: 269 tackles, 184 solo tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 11 passes defended, 4 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, 1 fumble recovered for touchdown

Career Accomplishments: 2018 Second Team All-ACC, tied for longest fumble recovery returned for touchdown in school history

Second Team: Essang Bassey

North Carolina State v Wake Forest Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

Career Stats: 227 tackles, 161 solo tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 5 interceptions, 1 interception return for touchdown, 45 passes defended, 1 forced fumble, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 fumble recovery for touchdown

Career Accomplishments: 2018 Second Team All-ACC, 2019 Third Team All-ACC, 2017 Honorable Mention All-ACC, 2019 Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist

Second Team: Cyhl Quarles

Wake Forest v Syracuse Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images

Career Stats: 239 tackles, 142 solo tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, 3 passes defended, 2 fumble recoveries

Special Teams

Kicker

First Team: Nick Sciba

Wake Forest v Syracuse Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images

Career Stats: 97/97 on extra points, 43/47 on field goals, 91.5% career field goal percentage, 226 points scored, 49 yard career long

Career Accomplishments: 2019 All-American, NCAA, ACC, and School Record for consecutive field goals made, fourth in career field goal makes in school history, first in single season field goal makes in school history, tied for first in single game field goal makes in school history, first in career field goal percentage in school history, first in single season field goal percentage in school history

Second Team: Mike Weaver

North Carolina State v Wake Forest Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images

Career Stats: 123/128 on extra point attempts, 96.1% career extra point percentage, 68/89 on field goals, 76.4% career field goal percentage, 327 points scored, 50 yard career long

Career Accomplishments: 2016 First Team All-ACC, 2017 Second Team All-ACC, school record of most PATs attempted in a season, school record for most PATs made in a season, second in career field goals made in school history, third (twice) in single season field goals made in school history, second in career field goal percentage in school history, second in career field goals attempted in school history

Punter

First Team: Alexander Kinal

Indiana v Wake Forest Photo by Lance King/Getty Images

Career Stats: 337 punts, 14,084 punt yards, 41.8 yards per punt

Career Accomplishments: NCAA, ACC, and School Record for career punts, NCAA, ACC, and School Records for career punt yards, NCAA, ACC, and School Record for single season punts, NCAA, ACC, and School Record for single season punt yards, two-time Second Team All-ACC, fifth in career yards per punt in school history, eighth in single season yards per punt in school history, single game record for most 50+ yard punts in school history, single season record for most games with a 40+ yard average in school history

Second Team: Dom Maggio

Wake Forest v Virginia Tech Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images

Career Stats: 291 punts, 12,703 punt yards, 43.7 yards per punt

Career Accomplishments: 2019 Second Team All-ACC, third in career yards per punt in school history, second in season yards per punt in school history, second in career yards punting in school history, second in career punts in school history

Long Snapper

Dayton Diemel and Logan Feimster

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 19 Florida State at Wake Forest Photo by Dannie Walls/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

There are no stats to measure long snappers by, but both of these players spent four years as the long snapper, and are recognized on this team for their contributions.

Did I miss anybody? Who would have made your list that didn't make mine? Comment below. Happy New Year and Go Deacs!!!