First-year signal caller finished with 2,931 passing yards and 25 touchdowns


Miami quarterback Tyler Van Dyke, who stepped up amidst adversity to
deliver a standout freshman season for the Hurricanes, has been voted
the 2021 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Rookie of the Year.

Van Dyke was chosen in voting by a select 50-member media panel and
the conference’s 14 head coaches. He was also voted the ACC Offensive
Rookie of the Year in addition to his overall honor.

Van Dyke became the third Hurricane to ever win ACC Rookie of the Year
and ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in the same season,
joining running back Duke Johnson (2012) and quarterback Brad Kaaya

Van Dyke was voted the ACC Rookie of the Week five of the final six
weeks of the regular season after being forced into the starting
lineup due to a season-ending injury to starter D’Eriq King. The
Glastonbury, Conn., native appeared in 10 games overall, completing
62.3 percent of his passes (202 of 324) for 2,931 yards and 25

Van Dyke’s closing run included six consecutive weeks in which he
passed for more than 300 yards and at least three touchdowns. Van Dyke
led the Hurricanes to a 38-34 win over eventual Coastal Division
champion Pitt – the No. 17 Panthers’ only loss in ACC play – and a
31-30 victory over No. 18 NC State.

Safety James Williams finished third in ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year voting.

The complete breakdown of the 2021 ACC Football Rookie of the Year voting:

Rookie of the Year

Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Miami, 48

Will Shipley, RB, Clemson, 12

Andrew Mukuba, S, Clemson, 2

Duce Chestnut, CB, Syracuse, 2

Offensive Rookie of the Year

Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Miami, 50

Will Shipley, RB, Clemson, 13

Malachi Thomas, RB, Virginia Tech, 1

Defensive Rookie of the Year

Andrew Mukuba, S, Clemson, 28

Duce Chestnut, CB, Syracuse, 19

James Williams, S, Miami, 13

Jasheen Davis, DE, Wake Forest, 4

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