Nov. 22, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson linebacker Kyle Young were both named All-Americans by The Football News on Wednesday. Adams was named a first-team linebacker, while Young was named a second-team offensive lineman.
It marks the second straight year Adams has been named first-team All-American by that publication. The junior from College Park, GA had 138 tackles this past season, including 16 in the victory over South Carolina. He leads the Clemson team in tackles for loss with 18 and ranks second in sacks with six. Overall, he holds 12 Clemson defensive records.
Young started every game at center and was a two-time ACC Player of the Week selection. He had 106 knockdown blocks this season to pace the club and also has the highest average grade, 85 percent. The native of Clemson was a big reason the Tiger offense set school records for total offense per game and touchdowns this past regular season. Clemson ranks in the top 15 in the nation in scoring, rushing and totol offense. He also played a major part in blocking for Woodrow Dantzler, who set a school record for total offense in a season this year.
Young now has achieved status as an academic and on-field All-American. Last year he was a first-team academic All-American according CoSIDA. The academic All-Americans for this year will be announced in December. He joins Lou Cordileone (1959) and Steve Fuller (1978) as the only Clemson football players to be named All-American on the field and in the classroom.
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