2006 All-ACC Academic Football Team Announced


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Hunter, Pearson Named Academic All-ACC
February 13, 2007
Clemson, SC-Clemson tight end Thomas Hunter and fullback Alex Pearson
have been named to the 2006 All-ACC Academic team. Candidates for
the team must have a career GPA of at least 3.0 and earn at least a 3.0 in the fall semester.

Both players are coached by Clemson assistant Billy Napier.
Hunter was named to the President's List (4.0) for the fall semester and graduated in December with a degree in biological sciences.
Pearson, a sophomore athletically, but a junior academically majoring in marketing, made the Dean's List for the fall semester.

On the field, Hunter had 16 receptions for 305 yards. The native of Marion, SC who attended the Pee Dee Academy, started 11 of the 13 games, missing two contests due to injury, including the Music City Bowl game against Kentucky. His 19.1 yards per reception average was the best on the Clemson team and his 305 receiving yards were the most by a Clemson tight end since 1975 when All-American Bennie Cunningham had 312.
Pearson, a native of Greenville and a graduate of Greenville High School, played in all 13 games, two as a starter in 2006. He had four pass receptions for 27 yards and scored two touchdowns, scoring receptions against Louisiana Tech and Temple. His blocking skills were a big reason Clemson ranked fifth in the nation in rushing offense in 2006.


The 2006 All-ACC Academic Football team is as follows:

2006 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team

Player			School		Class	Pos.	Major
Larry Anam		Boston College	Sr.	DB	Administrative Studies
Steve Aponavicius	Boston College	So.	PK	Undeclared
Patrick Bailey		Duke		Jr.	DL	Electrical & Computer Engineering
Andrew Bain		Miami		Jr.	OL	Psychology
Josh Beekman		Boston College	Sr.	OL	Administrative Studies
Travis Bell		Georgia Tech	Jr.	PK	Management
Joe Dailey		North Carolina	Jr.	QB	African-American History
Alex Feinberg		Duke		Sr.	P	History
Jason Fox		Miami		Fr.	OL	Marketing
Louis Frazier		Wake Forest	Jr.	OL	Biology
Graham Gano		Florida State	So.	P	Business
Ty Hall			Boston College	Jr.	OL	Marketing
Thomas Hunter		Clemson		Sr.	TE	Biological Studies
Nick Larkin		Boston College	Jr.	DL	Human Development
William Lee		NC State	Gr.	LS	Mechanical Engineering
James Marten		Boston College	Sr.	OL	Administrative Studies
Zach Maurides		Duke		Sr.	OL	Sociology
Eli Nichols		Duke		Gr.	DL	Engineering Management
Greg Olsen		Miami		Jr.	TE	Criminology
Brandon Pace		Virginia Tech	Sr.	PK	Heath & Physical Education
Alex Pearson		Clemson		Jr.	FB	Marketing
Jon Peatte		Miami		Sr.	PK	Masters in International Studies
Kenny Phillips		Miami		So.	DB	Sports Administration
Adam Podlesh		Maryland	Sr.	P	Business-Marketing
Darryl Richard		Georgia Tech	So.	DL	Management
Myron Rolle		Florida State	Fr.	DB	Biology - Pre-Med.
Matt Rumsey		Duke		Jr.	OL	Political Science
Tom Santi		Virginia	Jr.	TE	Sociology
Zac Selmon		Wake Forest	Jr.	TE	Religion
Darryl Sharpton		Miami		So.	LB	Finance
Sam Shields		Miami		Fr.	WR	Education
Antone Smith		Florida State	So.	RB	Sport Management
Nick Stefanow		Duke		Jr.	TE	Psychology
Kevin Tuminello		Georgia Tech	Jr.	OL	Building Construction
Drew Weatherford	Florida State	So.	QB	Business - Finance
Josh Wilson		Maryland	Sr.	DB	Business-Marketing
Anthony Wollschlager	Miami		Sr.	OL	Masters in Business Administration


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