Dec. 13, 2011
CLEMSON, SC – Clemson wide receiver and kick returner Sammy Watkins has been named to two more first-team All-America teams. Watkins was named first-team All-American wide receiver by College & Pro Football Weekly. The freshman from Ft. Myers, FL also made first-team All-American as an all-purpose player by FoxSports.com.
Watkins was the only freshman on the first team for the College & Pro Football Weekly team and joined Brad Wing, a punter from LSU, as the only freshmen on the FoxSports.com team.
Dwayne Allen and Brandon Thompson were both named honorable mention All-Americans by College & Pro Football Weekly.
Watkins is Clemson’s leading receiver as a freshman with 77 catches for 1153 yards and 11 touchdowns. His yardage total is a Clemson single season record, while his touchdown total is tied for the Clemson record. His reception total is third best in school history.
Watkins also established ACC freshman records for all-three categories and his 2077 all-purpose yards ranks fourth best in the nation.
Watkins Honors in 2011 National Freshman of the Year by Rivals.com National Freshman of the Year by Columbus (OH) Touchdown Club First-Team All-American Receiver by Rivals.com, Pro Football Weekly First-Team All-American All-Purpose Player by FoxSports.net First-Team Freshman All-American by Rivals.com, CBSsports.com, College Football News ACC Receiver of the Week vs. Auburn, Florida State and Maryland National Freshman of the Week by Rivals.com vs. Auburn, Florida State and Maryland ACC Rookie of the Week vs. Wofford, Auburn, Boston College and Maryland National Player of the Week by Rivals.com vs. Maryland ACC Player of the Week by Rivals.com vs. Maryland Paul Hornung Co-Player of the Week vs. Maryland, Georgia Tech Midseason addition to Maxwell Award Watch List One of 10 semifinalists for Biletnikoff Award One of 15 semifinalists for Walter Camp Player of the Year Banks McFadden Award as Top Offensive Player in South Carolina First-Team All-ACC Wide Receiver by ACC Sports Media Association Second-Team All-ACC Kick Returner by ACC Sports Media Association ACC Rookie of the Year by ACC Sports Media Association
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