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Clemson’s Young, Carson On Academic All-ACC Team

Clemson’s Young, Carson On Academic All-ACC Team

Feb. 9, 2000

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson center Kyle Young and linebacker Chad Carson have both been selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Football team for 1999. The announcement was made by ACC Commissioner John Swofford on Wednesday. To be eligible, a player must have earned at least a 3.0 GPA for the fall semester, or have a 3.0 career GPA through the fall semester.

Both Clemson players made perfect 4.0s in the classroom last fall and have career GPAs over 3.90. Young started all 12 games for the Tigers at center and was a prime reason Clemson averaged over 400 yards of total offense in 1999. The secondary education major was chosen a first-team Academic All-American by CoSIDA, the official academic All-America team of college football. He was first-team All-ACC center on the field according to Football News.

Carson registered 144 tackles, including a career high and Clemson team best 16 tackles against Mississippi State in the Peach Bowl. Carson finished second to teammate Keith Adams in tackles in the ACC with that 144 total. A biological sciences major, Carson was a second-team Academic All-American according to CoSIDA this past year.

1999 All-ACC Academic Football Team


Pos. Player Cl. GPA Major
WR Ben Erdeljac, Duke Jr. 3.04 Mathematics
TE Ryan Sprague, Florida State Sr. 3.29 Sports Management
TE Terrence Dupree, Duke Sr. 3.07 Sociology
OL Kyle Young, Clemson So. 4.00 Secondary Education
OL Noel LaMontagne, Virginia Gr. 3.43 Professional Development
OL Todd Wike, Maryland Jr. 3.34 Letters & Sciences
OL Jamie Wu, Maryland Sr. 3.00 Art Studio
OL Todd Boyle, NC State Sr. 3.77 Business Management
OL Ryan Carfley, North Carolina Sr.. 3.35 Political Science
QB Chris Weinke, Florida State Jr. 3.17 Sports Management
OB Dan Ellis, Virginia Jr. 3.29 History/Secondary Educ.
OB Letavious Wilks, Duke Sr. 3.42 Sociology
PK Sims Lenhardt, Duke Sr. 4.00 Sociology


Pos. Player, School Cl. GPA Major
DL Chris Combs, Duke Sr. 3.70 Sociology
DL Gannon Shepherd, Duke Sr. 3.10 Environmental Sciences
DL Kelvin Shackleford, Wake Forest Sr. 3.20 Sociology
LB Kevin Bishop, Maryland Jr. 3.00 Criminal Justice
LB Levar Fisher, NC State So. 3.08 First year college
LB Chad Carson, Clemson So. 4.00 Biological Sciences
LB Ryan Stallmeyer, Duke Sr. 3.70 Public Policy Studies
DB Dwayne Stukes, Virginia Gr. 3.00 Professional Development
DB DaLawn Parrish, Wake Forest Sr. 3.40 History Education
DB Chris Hope, Florida State So. 3.75 Undergraduate Studies
DB Travares Tillman, Georgia Tech Sr. 3.00 Management
P Dan Dyke, Georgia Tech Fr. 4.00 Aerospace Engineering