Dantzler, Young Named All-American by Football News


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<font class=caption>Dantzler is ranked as the #2 Heisman Trophy candidate in nation by Lindy's.</font>
Dantzler is ranked as the #2 Heisman Trophy candidate in nation by Lindy's.

Clemson, SC-Clemson's quarterback and center combination of Woodrow
Dantzler and Kyle Young were both named to The Football News
preseason All-America teams on Thursday. The publication that has
existed since 1939 named Dantzler its first-team All-America
quarterback, while Young was named the second-team center.


It was the second publication to name Dantzler as its
first-team All-American at quarterback for the preseason. Lindy's
listed Dantzler as its first-team quarterback and top candidate for
the Davey O'Brien Award earlier this summer. For Young it was his
fourth preseason All-America selection. The native of Clemson who
graduated Summa Cum Laude from Clemson in May was a second-team
selection by Street & Smith and a third team choice by Athlon and
collegefootballnews.com.


In addition to Dantzler and Young, tailback Travis Zachery,
offensive guard Will Merritt and linebacker Chad Carson all made the
Football News preseason All-ACC team for 2001.


Dantzler and Young have been accustomed to receiving honors
since they were seniors in High School. In 1996, Young was named Mr.
Football in the state of South Carolina as a center from Daniel High
School. Dantzler, a quarterback at Orangeburg-Wilkinson, was second
in the voting for that honor. Last year, Young led the Tigers in
knock down blocks with a record 120, while Dantzler led the Tigers in
total offense with a record 2899 yards.


Both Dantzler and Young have received quite a few preseason
honors for 2001:


Woodrow Dantzler Preseason Honors and Rankings for 2001

*First-team All-American by Football News

*First-team All-American by Lindy's

*Ranked as #2 Heisman Trophy Candidate in nation by CBS Sportsline.com

*Ranked as #2 Heisman Trophy candidate in nation by Lindy's

*Ranked as #5 Heisman Trophy candidate in nation by Phil Steele

*Ranked as #8 Heisman Trophy candidate by The Sporting News

*Ranked as #13 Heisman Trophy/Walter Camp/Maxwell candidate by Street & Smith

*#1 candidate for Davey O'Brien Award by Street & Smith

*#4 quarterback in the nation by collegefootballnews.com

*#1 quarterback in nation by Lindy's

*#7 quarterback in nation by The Sporting News

*Preseason ACC Player of the Year by Lindy's

*Preseason ACC Player of the Year by Street & Smith

*Preseason ACC Offensive Player of the Year by The Sporting News

*1st team All-ACC by Lindy's, Phil Steele, Preview Sports, Street & Smith,
Football News, The Sporting News



Kyle Young Preseason Honors and Rankings for 2001

*Winner of Playboy Magazine's Anson Mount Scholar-Athlete Award

*Named to Lombardi Award preseason Watch List

*2nd team All-American by Football News

*2nd-team All-American by Street & Smith

*3rd team All-American by Athlon

*3rd team All-American by collegefootballnews.com

*Nation's fourth best center by The Sporting News

*Nation's 4th best center by collegefootballnews.com

*1st-team All-ACC by Athlon, collegefootballnews.com, Lindy's, Phil
Steele, Preview Sports, Street & Smith, Football News, The Sporting
News

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