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Football’s Keith Adams Tabbed Preseason Defensive Player Of The Year By The Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook

Football’s Keith Adams Tabbed Preseason Defensive Player Of The Year By The Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook

June 22, 2000

Clemson, S.C.–Junior linebacker Robert Carswell joined Adams as a preseason All-America pick by the publication.

Adams set the school and conference record with his 35 tackles for loss, which was tops in the NCAA, and tied the school record with 16 sacks, which was second in the nation behind Virginia Tech’s Corey Moore in 1999. Adams had more tackles (186, including the Peach Bowl) than any player in the country.

Carswell, a senior free safety, set a Clemson record for tackles by a defensive back with 129 in 1999. Eighty-nine of those 129 were first hits. He needs just 13 tackles to break all-time great Terry Kinard’s record for tackles by a defensive back in a career.

The premier edition of Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook will be available for mail order by mid-July (1-800-828-4667). It will be in bookstores in early August.

OFFENSE Quarterback Michael Vick, Virginia Tech, Sophomore, 6-1, 214 (Preseason Player of Year) Running backs LaDainian Tomlinson, TCU, Senior, 5-11, 217. LaMont Jordan, Maryland, Senior, 5-11, 219. Deuce McAllister, Mississippi, Senior, 6-1, 220. Receivers Freddie Milons, Alabama, Junior, 5-11, 183. Santana Moss, Miami, Senior, 5-10, 175. David Terrell, Michigan, Junior, 6-3, 208. Tight End Todd Heap, Arizona State, Junior, 6-5, 232. Offensive Line Steve Hutchinson, Michigan, Senior, 6-5, 298. Kenyatta Walker, Florida, Junior, 6-5, 298. Kareem McKenzie, Penn State, Senior, 6-7, 321. Dominic Ralola, Nebraska, Junior, 6-2, 295. Ben Hamilton, Minnesota, Senior, 6-5, 283. Tarlos Thomas, Florida State, Senior, 6-5, 320. Kicker Jamie Rheem, Kansas State, Senior, 6-1, 190. Specialists David Allen, Kansas State, Senior, 5-9, 195. Nick Davis, Wisconsin, Junior, 5-10, 180

DEFENSE Linebackers Keith Adams, Clemson, Junior, 5-11, 220 (Preseason Player of Year). Jamie Winborn, Vanderbilt, Junior, 6-0, 232. Carlos Polk, Nebraska, Senior, 6-2, 250. Jashon Sykes, Colorado, Junior, 6-3, 230. Defensive Line Andre Carter, California, Senior, 6-4, 260. Casey Hampton, Texas, Senior, 6-1, 305. Alex Brown, Florida, Junior, 6-4, 251. Jamal Reynolds, Florida State, Senior, 6-4, 254. Wendell Bryant, Wisconsin, Junior, 6-4, 298. Defensive Backs Jamar Fletcher, Wisconsin, Junior, 5-10, 170. Robert Carswell, Clemson, Senior, 6-0, 215. Chris Lepore, Navy, Senior, 6-0, 196. Fred Smoot, Mississippi State, Senior, 6-1, 179. Carl Nesmith, Kansas, Senior, 6-3, 215. Punter Dan Hadenfeldt, Nebraska, Senior, 5-11, 195 Specialists Bobby Newcombe, Nebraska, Senior, 6-0, 195. Santana Moss, Miami, Senior, 5-10, 175.

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