Carson, Young Make Academic All-Region For Third Straight Season


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Winter Park, FL--Clemson seniors Kyle Young and Chad Carson were both named to the Verizon Academic All-District team for 2001. It marks the third straight year both players have been named. Both will now be considered for the Academic All-America team. Young has been a first team selection each of the last two years and Carson was a second team choice in 1999, then a first-team choice in 2000. The Clemson players are two of the five players on this year's All-District team that were chosen All-District for the third straight year. The others are Eric Nash of Wofford, Dan Dyke from Georgia Tech, and Chris Hope of Florida State. District III is made up of all Division I and I-AA schools in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To be eligible a player must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 in the classroom and be a starter or key reserve on the field. Both Carson and Young have career GPAs above 3.90. The Academic All-America team will be announced December 13th.

2001 VERIZON UNIVERSITY DIVISION ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT III FOOTBALL TEAM:

Quarterback: Brock Berlin - Florida - Sophomore - Sociology - Shreveport,Louisiana

Tight End: *Trent Sansbury - Furman - Senior -Computer/Business Adm. -Lilburn, Georgia

Running Back: *Ben Foster - Wofford - Senior - Biology - Kennesaw, Georgia
J.R. McNair - Wofford - Sophomore - undeclared - Jonesboro, Georgia

Wide Receivers: Andre Davis - Virginia Tech - Senior - Res. PropertyManagement - Niskayuna, New York
Bryce Lee - William & Mary - Senior - Business Administration – Virginia Beach, Virginia

Offensive Line: ** Eric Nash - Wofford - Senior - Physics - Sharpsburg, Georgia
Mike Pearson - Florida - Junior - Business Administration - Seffner, Florida
* Jon Stinchcomb - Georgia - Junior - Microbiology - Lilburn, Georgia
Jason Whaley - Western Carolina - Soph.- Computer Info. Systems - Beulaville, North Carolina
** Kyle Young - Clemson - Graduate Student- Secondary Ed. - Clemson, South Carolina

Defensive Line: Pablo Abraham - Western Carolina - Senior – Sports Management - Lincolnton, North Carolina
Blake Bergeron - Davidson - Junior - Psychology - Nashville, Tennessee
* Steve DeBeer - Furman - Senior - Biochemistry - Atlanta, Georgia
Ian Scott - Florida - Sophomore - Industrial and Systems Engineering - Gainesville, Florida

Linebackers: **Chad Carson - Clemson - Senior - Biological Sciences - Newman, Georgia
* Chase Corn - Wofford - Senior - Marketing Education - Salem, Virginia
Travis Stephens - The Citadel - Business Administration - Greer, South Carolina

Defensive Back: ** Chris Hope - Florida State - Senior -
Communications/Sociology - Rock Hill, South Carolina
* Rodney Johnson - Furman - Junior - Health & Exercise Science - Marion, North Carolina
Ricot Joseph - Central Florida - Senior - Physical Ed./Criminal Justice - Lake Worth, Florida
Marquand Manuel - Florida - Graduate Student - Criminology - Opalocka, Florida

Kicker: Brent Kirouac - Georgia - Junior - Finance/Religion - Duluth, Georgia

Punter: **Dan Dyke - Georgia Tech - Senior - Electrical Engineering - Winter Springs, Florida

* Two-time Verizon Academic All-District III selection

** Three-time Verizon Academic All-District selection

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