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Clemson Represents All-ACC Academic Football Team With Four Players

Clemson Represents All-ACC Academic Football Team With Four Players

Feb. 13, 2001

Greensboro, NC — Academic All-Americans Kyle Young and Chad Carson led four Clemson players on the Academic All-ACC football team announced by Commissioner John Swofford on Tuesday. To be eligible, a player must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the fall semester or have maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. Joining Young and Carson on the team were offensive guard Will Merritt and linebacker Braxton K. Williams.

Young and Carson were named for the second year in a row, while it was the first time selection for Merritt and Williams. All four players will return to the Tiger team in 2001. Clemson, Florida State and Maryland all led the way with four selections each. Young and Merritt were two of eight players on the academic team who were first or second-team All-ACC on the field.

Young was named a first-team academic All-American in 2000, his second straight year on that team. Next year the All-America Clemson center will have a chance to become just the second ACC player in history and just the second offensive lineman in college football history to be named a first-team Academic All-American three consecutive years. Carson was named a first-team Academic All-American this past year in addition to leading the Tigers in tackles with 146. He ranked fourth in the nation in that category.

2000 All-ACC Academic Football Team


Pos. Player School Cl. GPA Major
WR Ben Erdeljac Duke Jr. 3.25 Mathematics
WR Guilian Gary Maryland Jr. 3.00 Family Studies
TE Mike Hart Duke Jr. 3.25 Sociology
OL Kyle Young Clemson Jr. 4.00 Secondary Education Economics/Political Science
OL Justin Amman Florida State Sr. 3.75 Food and Nutrition
OL Will Merritt Clemson Jr. 3.40 Speech & Communications
OL Jarad Moon Florida State Gr. 3.63 Sports Management
OL Evan Routzahn Virginia Sr. 3.12 Sociology
QB Chris Weinke Florida State Sr. 3.88 Sports Management
QB Philip Rivers NC State Fr. 3.12 First Year College
QB Duane Epperson Duke Sr. 3.00 Sociology
PK Jeff Reed North Carolina Sr. 3.10 Journalism


Pos. Player School Cl. GPA Major
DL Felipe Claybrooks Georgia Tech Sr. 3.25 Management
DL Charles Hill Maryland Jr. 3.80 Economics
DL Ljubomir Stamenich Virginia Sr. 3.00 Sociology
DL Ross McAllister North Carolina Sr. 4.00 Business Administration
LB Nick Bender Wake Forest Gr. 3.83 Education
LB Clayton White NC State Sr. 3.15 Parks, Recreation, Tourism, Mgt.
LB Chad Carson Clemson Jr. 3.75 Biological Sciences
LB Braxton K. Williams Clemson Jr. 3.00 Human Resource Developement
DB Tony Jackson Maryland Jr. 3.25 Criminal Justice
DB Jeremy Muyres Georgia Tech So. 3.00 Management
DB Chris Hope Florida State Jr. 3.73 Communications
DB Tony Okanlawon Maryland Jr. 3.00 Family Studies
P Dan Dyke Georgia Tech So. 4.00 Electrical Engineering