April 22, 2001
Clemson, SC-Clemson All-Americans Robert Carswell were both selected in the seventh and final round of the NFL draft in New York on Sunday. They joined Rod Gardner, a first-round selection of the Washington Redskins, as Clemson players who were chosen in the 2001 draft. All three were roomates at Clemson during the 2000 season.
Adams was the seventh round pick of the Tennessee Titans, the 232nd selection of the draft. Carswell was the 244th pick of the draft, just two selections from the final pick. Carswell went to the San Diego Chargers.
Adams, who left Clemson after his junior year to enter the draft, was the first Tiger drafted by the Titans franchise since Tracy Johnson was chosen by the then Houston Oilers in 1989. Carswell will join former Tiger teammate Adrian Dingle with the Chargers.
Adams and Carswell are both natives of Georgia and both were first-team All-ACC in 2000. Adams was a first-team Associated Press All-American this past year when he recorded 146 tackles and 19 tackles for loss. He had an ACC record 35 tackles for loss and 186 tackles as a sophomore in 1999.
Carswell was a third-team AP All-American and left Clemson with the school mark for tackles in a career by a defensive back with 372. He had eight career interceptions, three of which were passes thrown by Michael Vick, the number-one selection in the NFL draft from Virginia Tech.
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