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Clemson Football Honors and Awards 2011

Clemson Football Honors and Awards 2011

Oct. 28, 2011

Below is an up-to-date list of all of the honors and awards earned by Clemson football players, coaches and the team as of Friday, October 28, 2011.

PLAYER HONORS & AWARDS

#83 Dwayne Allen, TE • John Mackey Award National Tight End of the Week vs. Auburn • One of 16 Semifinalists for John Mackey Award • First-team Midseason All-American by CBSSportsline.com and ESPN.com • Second-team Midseason All-American by Phil Steele and si.com

#10 Tajh Boyd, QB • ACC Back of the Week vs. Auburn, Florida State and North Carolina • Manning Award National Quarterback of the Week vs. Auburn, Florida State, Maryland and North Carolina • Semifinalist (one of 16) for Davey O’Brien Award • Named to Manning Award Watch List at midseason • ACC Player of the Week by Rivals.com vs. Florida State

#40 Andre Branch, DE • ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week vs. Virginia Tech • National second team Midseason All-America by ESPN.com, CBSSportsline.com, Phil Steele and si.com • Overall ACC Player of the Week vs. Virginia Tech

#90 Kourtnei Brown, DE • ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week vs. North Carolina • Football Writers Association National Defensive Player of the Week vs. North Carolina • Walter Camp Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week vs. North Carolina • National Defensive Performer of the Week by College Football Performance Awards vs. North Carolina • National Defensive Lineman of the Week by College Football Performance Awards

#39 Chandler Catanzaro, PK • Midseason first-team All-American by ESPN.com • ACC Specialist of the Week vs. Boston College • Lou Groza National Kicker of the Week vs. Boston College

#23 Andre Ellington, RB • ACC Back of the Week vs. Maryland

#55 Dalton Freeman, C • Preseason Candidate for the Rimington Award

#98 Brandon Thompson, DT • Second-team Midseason All-American by CBSSportsline.com, Phil Steele and ESPN.com

#72 Landon Walker, OT • ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. North Carolina

#2 Sammy Watkins, WR • ACC Rookie of the Week vs. Wofford, Auburn, Boston College and Maryland • ACC Receiver of the Week vs. Auburn, Florida State and Maryland • National Freshman of the Week by Rivals.com vs. Auburn, Florida State and Maryland • National Player of the Week by Rivals.com vs. Maryland • ACC Player of the Week by Rivals.com vs. Maryland • Paul Hornung Co-Player of the Week vs. Maryland • Midseason addition to Maxwell Award Watch List

#46 Tig Willard, LB • ACC Linebacker of the Week vs. Boston College

#96 Dawson Zimmerman, P • One of 10 Finalists for Lowe’s Senior Class Award

COACHING HONORS & AWARDS

Head Coach Dabo Swinney • One of 16 semifinalists for Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year Award • On Watch List at midseason for Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award

Offensive Coordinator Chad Morris • National Offensive Coordinator of the Week by Rivals.com vs. Auburn

Defensive Coordinator Kevin Steele • National Defensive Coordinator of the Week by Rivals.com vs. Virginia Tech

TEAM HONORS & AWARDS

• National Team of the Week by Football Writers Association vs. Florida State • Ranked fifth in BCS rankings on October 23, highest ranking in school history • Became Bowl eligible on October 7, earliest date on the calendar to become bowl eligible • Ended Defending National Champion Auburn’s 17-game winning streak, the longest winning streak in the nation at the time

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