Dantzler Named National Player of the Week


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CLEMSON -- Clemson quarterback Woodrow Dantzler was named National
Player of the Week by USA Today.com for his performance against
Georgia Tech. Dantzler gained 418 yards of total offense in
Clemson's 47-44 victory at Atlanta, 164 rushing and 254 passing. He
ran for two scores and threw for two. His 11-yard touchdown run on a
quarterback draw on the last play of overtime gave the Tigers the
victory.


It marked the first time a Clemson player had won the
National Player of the Week from USA Today.com. Dantzler was also
the ACC Player of the Week according to the site, the third time in
three years he has won that honor. He was the ACC Player of the
Week according to the site in 1999 for his 435-yard performance
against Maryland, and in 2000 when he led the Tigers to a 62-9 win
over Missouri.


Dantzler was named National Player of the Week in 2000 by
cnnsi.com for his performance at Virginia. He had 220 yards rushing,
an all-time ACC record for a quarterback, and 154 passing in
Clemson's 31-10 win over the Cavs.


Dantzler is the first Tiger in history to be named a National
Player of the Week twice. A Clemson player has been named National
Player of the week 10 times in history, including Dantzler's
performance last week. Here is a listing:

Clemson National Player of the Week Selections

	Year	Player                 	Opponent	Named By
	1951	Glenn Smith     	Auburn       	Associated Press
	1958	Harvey White      	Vanderbilt	Associated Press
	1974	Willie Anderson  	South Carolina	Sports Illustrated
	1978	Bubba Brown     	NC State	Sports Illustrated
	1980	Willie Underwood	South Carolina	Sports Illustrated
	1995	Brian Dawkins   	Duke        	Sports Illustrated
	1999	Brandon Streeter	Virginia	USA Today
		Keith Adams     	Duke        	Bronko Nagurski Award
	2000	Woodrow Dantzler	Virginia	CNNSI.com
	2001	Woodrow Dantzler	Georgia Tech	USA TODAY.com

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