Jan. 11, 2002
Clemson, S.C. — Clemson center Kyle Young was named to Sports Illustrated’s All-bowl team. The announcement of the entire team was released in the magazine’s January 7, 2002 issue.
Young helped the Clemson offense gain 548 yards of total offense and score 49 points in the 49-24 victory over Louisiana Tech in the Humanitarian Bowl on December 31. Those were both Clemson bowl game records. Young, who was making his 40th consecutive start for the Tigers, his 36th in a row at center, had a 91 percent grade and 18 knockdown blocks in his final game as a Tiger.
Young was a third-team All-American this year and finished the season with a school record 168 knockdown blocks. He was a two-time on-field All-American and three-time first-team Academic All-American. He is just the second offensive lineman in college football history to be named first-team Academic All-American in three different seasons.
Young was one of four ACC players named to Sports Illustrated’s All-Bowl team. The others were Florida State offensive guard Montrae Holland, North Carolina defensive tackle Ryan Sims and Georgia Tech defensive end Daryl Smith.
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