Feb. 9, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson center Kyle Young and linebacker Chad Carson have both been selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Football team for 1999. The announcement was made by ACC Commissioner John Swofford on Wednesday. To be eligible, a player must have earned at least a 3.0 GPA for the fall semester, or have a 3.0 career GPA through the fall semester.
Both Clemson players made perfect 4.0s in the classroom last fall and have career GPAs over 3.90. Young started all 12 games for the Tigers at center and was a prime reason Clemson averaged over 400 yards of total offense in 1999. The secondary education major was chosen a first-team Academic All-American by CoSIDA, the official academic All-America team of college football. He was first-team All-ACC center on the field according to Football News.
Carson registered 144 tackles, including a career high and Clemson team best 16 tackles against Mississippi State in the Peach Bowl. Carson finished second to teammate Keith Adams in tackles in the ACC with that 144 total. A biological sciences major, Carson was a second-team Academic All-American according to CoSIDA this past year.
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