May 20, 2011
CLEMSON, SC – When Da’Quan Bowers earned unanimous first-team All-America honors in 2010, it gave the Clemson program three unanimous All-Americans in the last five years. Only Clemson and Alabama have accomplished that distinction.
Gaines Adams was a first-team unanimous All-American in 2006, then C.J. Spiller was named on every first-team All-America squad in 2009. Bowers made it three players in five years in 2010 when he was named to every first team in addition to winning the Bronko Nagurski Award (outstanding defensive player in the nation by Football Writers) and the Ted Hendricks Award (outstanding defensive end in the nation).
Clemson had just one first-team unanimous All-American prior to 2006, Terry Kinard in 1982 when he was also named CBS Sports National Defensive Player of the Year.
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