Dwayne Allen Named Consensus All-American


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Clemson, SC—Clemson tight end Dwayne AllenDwayne Allen
RS Jr. Tight End
#83 6-3, 255
Fayetteville, NC

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has been named a consensus All-American by the NCAA. Allen was a first-team selection by the Football Writers of America and the Associated Press and was the recipient of the John Mackey Award. Allen was the only tight end to make first-team on two of the five All-America teams recognized by the NCAA (AP, Football Writers, Football Coaches, Sporting News, Walter Camp Foundation).


This is the third consecutive year Clemson has had a consensus first-team All-American. C.J. SpillerC.J. Spiller
Pro Running Back
#28 5-11, 195
Lake Butler, FL

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was a unanimous All-American in 2009 and Da’Quan Bowers was unanimous in 2010.


Allen was the only offensive player from the ACC to be named a consensus first-team All-American. Luke Kuechly of Boston College (LB) and David Amerson of NC State (DB) were the only two ACC players named among defensive players. Florida State punter Shawn Powell was consensus as well.



Allen, a junior from Fayetteville, NC had 48 receptions for 577 yards and eight touchdowns this year, Clemson records for a tight end in all three categories. He had two touchdown catches against Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on December 3, helping the Tigers to a 38-10 victory. Allen and the Tigers will face West Virginia in the Discover Orange Bowl on January 4.



Consensus All-Americans

QB - Robert Griffin III, Baylor

RB - Trent Richardson, Alabama

RB - Montee Ball, Wisconsin

WR - Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State

WR - Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma

TE - Dwayne Allen, Clemson

OL - Barrett Jones, Alabama

OL - David DeCastro, Stanford

OL - David Molk, Michigan

OL - Nate Potter, Boise State

OL - Levy Adcock, Oklahoma State



DL - Whitney Mercilus, Illinois

DL - Jerel Worthy, Michigan State

DL - Devon Still, Penn State

DL - Melvin Ingram, South Carolina

LB - Luke Kuechly, Boston College

LB - Jarvis Jones, Georgia

LB - Dont'a Hightower, Alabama

DB - Mark Barron, Alabama

DB - Morris Claiborne, LSU

DB - Tyrann Mathieu, LSU

DB - Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State

DB - Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama

DB - David Amerson, North Carolina State



PK - Randy Bullock, Texas A&M

P - Shawn Powell, Florida State

AP - Joe Adams, Arkansas

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