Carswell Named to AFCA Good Works Team


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<b><font size=-2 face=arial>Carswell has 24 tackles so far this season including<br> 11 versus Virginia.</font></b>
Carswell has 24 tackles so far this season including
11 versus Virginia.

Waco, TX--Clemson defensive back Robert Carswell has been named to the American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team for 1999. The team honors those student-athletes who show exceptional dedication to community
service and to the betterment of the communities in which they live. Carswell, a native of Lithonia, GA was one of just 11 Division I-A players selected to the team. He is the first Clemson player chosen for the team in its eight-year history.


Carswell is one of the leaders of Leadership in Football and Education (LIFE), a group of Clemson football players who mentor and spend recreational time with underprivileged children. He is also a frequent speaker at local churches and elementary schools. The Stone Mountain High School (GA) product is also an active member of the Clemson Athletes Outreach Program. Last year he received an
Atlantic Coast Conference Top Six Award, an honor given to six student-athletes at each ACC school for helping others and volunteering time in the community.


On the field, Carswell is one of Clemson's top tacklers. A junior in his third year as a starter, Carswell is a candidate for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in the nation. So far this season
he has 24 tackles, including 20 first hits, the third highest total on the team, first among defensive backs. He had 11 tackles in Clemson's victory over 19th ranked Virginia on September 11.


The other 10 Division I-A players chosen to the AFCA Good Works Team were Dan Alexander (Nebraska), Corey Atkins (South Carolina), Wes Counts (Middle Tennessee State), Casey Crawford (Virginia), Haven Fields (Auburn), Curtis Fuller (TCU), Seth Hanson (Kentucky), Grant Irons (Notre
Dame), Bill Marsau (Iowa State), and Dulymus McAlister (Mississippi).

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