Dec. 13, 2011
CLEMSON, SC – Sammy Watkins, Dwayne Allen and Andre Branch all were chosen to All-America teams by Sports Illustrated’s website, SI.com on Tuesday. Watkins was named a first-team All-America as a kick returner, while Allen was the first-team tight end. Branch was named second-team as a defensive end.
This was the third first-team All-America selection for Watkins announced today and his fourth overall. Earlier he was named first team All-America as an all-purpose player by FoxSports.com and as a wide receiver by Pro Football Weekly. He was earlier named first-team by Rivals.com.
For Allen, this is his third first-team selection. Earlier he was named first team by ESPN.com and the Football Writers Association.
This is the fourth time Branch has been named a second-team All-American. He also made second team according to CBSsports.com, Rivals.com and the Walter Camp Foundation.
Clemson also had three selections to honorable mention All-America teams by Sports Illustrated. Quarterback Tajh Boyd, center Dalton Freeman, and Watkins as a wide receiver, were all named honorable mention.
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