Clemson, S.C.–Many Clemson players received honors this week as various media outlets released midseason all-star teams. The list of players honored included Vic Beasley, Deshaun Watson, Stephone Anthony, Grady Jarrett and Mike Williams.
Beasley is the most decorated with midseason honors. Fox Sports listed Beasley as the midseason favorite for the Lombardi Award, while he was also named a first-team All-American at the halfway point of the season by CBS Sports, Phil Steele, and the website Sports on Earth. Phil Steele also listed Beasley as first-team All-ACC. Beasley was third in the nation in sacks through six games with eight.
Grady Jarrett was named a second-team All-American by Sports on Earth and a second-team All-ACC selection by Phil Steele. Jarrett was fourth on the Clemson team in tackles with 31 at the midpoint of the season.
Freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson was second in the nation in passing efficiency and first in yards per pass attempt at midseason. He was named the top freshman among players on offense in college football by Sports on Earth, and one of the top five freshmen in the nation by Fox Sports. He was also added to the Maxwell Award National Player of the Year Watch List and was second-team All-ACC by Phil Steele.
Stephone Anthony was named a first-team All-ACC selection by Phil Steele, while Williams was a second-team All-ACC choice by Steele at midseason. Anthony was first on the team in tackles with 42 at midseason, while Williams led Clemson in reception yards with 543 and touchdowns with four
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