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Preseason Honors Pile Up for Tigers

Preseason Honors Pile Up for Tigers

Aug. 11, 2005

86 Charles Bennett, DE•Second-team All-ACC by Athlon•Second-team All-ACC by Lindy’s•Third-team All-ACC by Phil Steele•#16 Defensive End in the nation by Lindy’s•#25 Best Defensive end in nation by collegefootballnews.com•#48 Defensive End in the nation by Phil Steele

63 Nathan Bennett, OG• First-team All-ACC by Phil Steele•#23 Offensive Guard in the nation by Phil Steele

1 James Davis, RB•#6 Best Freshman Running Back in nation by Lindy’s•#3 Best incoming running back in ACC by The Sporting News•#4 Best newcomer in the ACC by Rivals.com•#12 Best incoming freshman in ACC by Athlon•#13 Best incoming freshman in ACC by Lindy’s•#42 Best incoming freshman in nation by Lindy’s•#43 Best incoming freshman in nation by Athlon

62 Dustin Fry, C•#37 Center in the nation by Phil Steele

24 Jamaal Fudge, FS•First-team All-ACC by Athlon•First-team All-ACC by Sporting News•Second-team All-ACC by Lindy’s•Second-team all-ACC by Rivals.com•Second-team All-ACC by collegefootballnews.com•#7 Free Safety in the nation by The Sporting News•#17 Free Safety in the nation by Lindy’s•#32 Free Safety in the nation by Phil Steele

88 Kelvin Grant, WR•Fourth-team All-ACC by Phil Steele•Second Best Possession Receiver in ACC by The Sporting News

8 Tye Hill, CB• Writers All-America Watch List•Honorable mention All-American by collegefootballnews.com• First-team All-ACC by Street & Smith• First-team All-ACC by Rivals.com• First-team All-ACC by collegefootballnews.com• First-team Preseason All-ACC by ACC Sportswriters Association•Second-team All-ACC by Athlon•Second-team All-ACC by Lindy’s•Second-team All-ACC by Phil Steele•#6 Best Cornerback in nation by collegefootballnews.com•#7 Cornerback in the nation by Lindy’s• #16 Cornerback in the nation by Phil Steele• #17 Best Player in the ACC by collegefootballnews.com• Clemson’s “Star of the team” by collegefootballnews.com

35 Steven Jackson, FB• Best Special Teams Kamikaze player in the ACC by The Sporting News

37 Reggie Merriweather, RB•#4 Best Running Back Between the Tackles in ACC by The Sporting News

79 Barry Richardson, OT•Second-team All-ACC by Athlon•Third-team All-ACC by Lindy’s•Third-team All-ACC by Phil Steele•#38 Offensive Tackle in the nation by Phil Steele

2 Chansi Stuckey, WR•Second-team All-ACC by Athlon•Second-team All-ACC by Lindy’s•Third Best Deep Speed Receiver in ACC by The Sporting News

40 Anthony Waters, LB•#41 Outside linebacker in the nation by Phil Steele

81 Bobby Williamson, TE•#36 Tight end in the nation by Phil Steele•#5 Best Receiving Tight End in ACC by The Sporting News

6 Charlie Whitehurst, QB• Football Writers All-American Watch List•One of 50 Preseason Watch List selections for Maxwell Award• ACC Offensive MVP by Lindy’s• First-team All-ACC by Street & Smith• First-team All-ACC by Rivals.com•First-team All-ACC by Phil Steele•First-team All-ACC by CBS.Sportsline.com Magazine•First-team All-ACC by ACC Sportswriters Association•Second-team All-ACC by Athlon•Second-team All-ACC by The Sporting News•#10 Quarterback in the nation by Phil Steele•#13 Quarterback in the nation by Lindy’s• #16 Quarterback in the Nation by The Sporting News• #25 Best Quarterback in Nation by collegefootballnews.com• 9th best Pro Prospect in ACC by Lindy’s• ACC’s Coolest in the Clutch by Lindy’s• Strongest Arm in the ACC by The Sporting News

Quarterbacks• Best Quarterback Unit in ACC by Lindy’s• #14 Best Unit in Nation by Phil Steele

Backfield• Second Best Offensive Backfield in ACC by The Sporting News

Secondary• Third Best Secondary in ACC by The Sporting News

Team national Rankings• #24 by collegefootballnews.com• #34 by Lindy’s• #43 by Athlon• #44 by ESPN/USA Today• #49 by CBS.Sportline.com Magazine• #54 by The Sporting News

National Recruiting Rankings• #17 by Lindy’s/Rivals• #21 by Athlon

Pregame Atmosphere• Best in the ACC by The Sporting News

Rob Spence, Offensive Coordinator• Best Offensive Coordinator in ACC by The Sporting News

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