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Three Clemson Players on Sports Illustrated All-America Teams

Three Clemson Players on Sports Illustrated All-America Teams

Dec. 13, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – Sammy Watkins, Dwayne Allen and Andre Branch all were chosen to All-America teams by Sports Illustrated’s website, SI.com on Tuesday. Watkins was named a first-team All-America as a kick returner, while Allen was the first-team tight end. Branch was named second-team as a defensive end.

This was the third first-team All-America selection for Watkins announced today and his fourth overall. Earlier he was named first team All-America as an all-purpose player by FoxSports.com and as a wide receiver by Pro Football Weekly. He was earlier named first-team by Rivals.com.

For Allen, this is his third first-team selection. Earlier he was named first team by ESPN.com and the Football Writers Association.

This is the fourth time Branch has been named a second-team All-American. He also made second team according to CBSsports.com, Rivals.com and the Walter Camp Foundation.

Clemson also had three selections to honorable mention All-America teams by Sports Illustrated. Quarterback Tajh Boyd, center Dalton Freeman, and Watkins as a wide receiver, were all named honorable mention.

Clemson’s 2011 All-America Awards
Team Allen Watkins Branch
SI.com First Team First Team Second Team
ESPN.com First Team
CBSSports.com Second Team Second Team
Football Writers First Team
Walter Camp Second Team
Rivals.com First Team Second Team
FoxSports.com First Team
Pro Football Weekly First Team
Note: Two teams to be released on Wednesday, Associated Press and Sporting News.

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