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Dantzler Named National Player Of The Week

Dantzler Named National Player Of The Week

Oct. 2, 2001

Clemson quarterback Woodrow Dantzler was named National Player of the Week by USA Today.com for his performance against Georgia Tech. Dantzler gained 418 yards of total offense in Clemson’s 47-44 victory at Atlanta, 164 rushing and 254 passing. He ran for two scores and threw for two. His 11-yard touchdown run on a quarterback draw on the last play of overtime gave the Tigers the victory.

It marked the first time a Clemson player had won the National Player of the Week from USA Today.com. Dantzler was also the ACC Player of the Week according to the site, the third time in three years he has won that honor. He was the ACC Player of the Week according to the site in 1999 for his 435-yard performance against Maryland, and in 2000 when he led the Tigers to a 62-9 win over Missouri.

Dantzler was named National Player of the Week in 2000 by cnnsi.com for his performance at Virginia. He had 220 yards rushing, an all-time ACC record for a quarterback, and 154 passing in Clemson’s 31-10 win over the Cavs.

Dantzler is the first Tiger in history to be named a National Player of the Week twice. A Clemson player has been named National Player of the week 10 times in history, including Dantzler’s performance last week.

Here is a listing:

Clemson National Player of the Week Selections
Year Player Opponent Named By
1951 Glenn Smith Auburn Associated Press
1958 Harvey White Vanderbilt Associated Press
1974 Willie Anderson South Carolina Sports Illustrated
1978 Bubba Brown NC State Sports Illustrated
1980 Willie Underwood South Carolina Sports Illustrated
1995 Brian Dawkins Duke Sports Illustrated
1999 Brandon Streeter Virginia USA Today
Keith Adams Duke Bronko Nagurski Award
2000 Woodrow Dantzler Virginia CNNSI.com
2001 Woodrow Dantzler Georgia Tech USA TODAY.com

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