July 12, 2001
Clemson, SC – Clemson’s quarterback and center combination of Woodrow Dantzler and Kyle Young were both named to The Football News preseason All-America teams on Thursday. The publication that has existed since 1939 named Dantzler its first-team All-America quarterback, while Young was named the second-team center.
It was the second publication to name Dantzler as its first-team All-American at quarterback for the preseason. Lindy’s listed Dantzler as its first-team quarterback and top candidate for the Davey O’Brien Award earlier this summer. For Young it was his fourth preseason All-America selection. The native of Clemson who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Clemson in May was a second-team selection by Street & Smith and a third team choice by Athlon and collegefootballnews.com.
In addition to Dantzler and Young, tailback Travis Zachery, offensive guard Will Merritt and linebacker Chad Carson all made the Football News preseason All-ACC team for 2001.
Dantzler and Young have been accustomed to receiving honors since they were seniors in High School. In 1996, Young was named Mr. Football in the state of South Carolina as a center from Daniel High School. Dantzler, a quarterback at Orangeburg-Wilkinson, was second in the voting for that honor. Last year, Young led the Tigers in knock down blocks with a record 120, while Dantzler led the Tigers in total offense with a record 2899 yards.
Both Dantzler and Young have received quite a few preseason honors for 2001:
Woodrow Dantzler Preseason Honors and Rankings for 2001
First-team All-American by Football News First-teamAll-American by Lindy’s Ranked as #2 Heisman Trophy Candidate innation by CBS Sportsline.com Ranked as #2 Heisman Trophy candidatein nation by Lindy’s Ranked as #5 Heisman Trophy candidate innation by Phil Steele Ranked as #8 Heisman Trophy candidate by TheSporting News Ranked as #13 Heisman Trophy/Walter Camp/Maxwellcandidate by Street & Smith #1 candidate for Davey O’BrienAward by Street & Smith #4 quarterback in the nation bycollegefootballnews.com #1 quarterback in nation by Lindy’s #7quarterback in nation by The Sporting News Preseason ACC Player ofthe Year by Lindy’s Preseason ACC Player of the Year by Street& Smith Preseason ACC Offensive Player of the Year by TheSporting News 1st team All-ACC by Lindy’s, Phil Steele, PreviewSports, Street & Smith, Football News, The Sporting News
Kyle Young Preseason Honors and Rankings for 2001
Winner of Playboy Magazine’s Anson Mount Scholar-Athlete AwardNamed to Lombardi Award preseason Watch List 2nd team All-Americanby Football News 2nd-team All-American by Street & Smith 3rdteam All-American by Athlon 3rd team All-American bycollegefootballnews.com Nation’s fourth best center by The SportingNews Nation’s 4th best center by collegefootballnews.com 1st-teamAll-ACC by Athlon, collegefootballnews.com, Lindy’s, Phil Steele,Preview Sports, Street & Smith, Football News, The SportingNews
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