Four Tigers Named to ACC All-Academic Football Team

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Academic All-Americans Kyle Young and Chad Carson led four Clemson players on the Academic All-ACC football team announced by Commissioner John Swofford on Tuesday. To be eligible, a player must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the fall semester or have maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. Joining Young and Carson on the team were offensive guard Will Merritt and linebacker Braxton K. Williams.

Young and Carson were named for the second year in a row, while it was the first time selection for Merritt and Williams. All four players will return to the Tiger team in 2001. Clemson, Florida State and Maryland all led the way with four selections each. Young and Merritt were two of eight players on the academic team who were first or second-team All-ACC on the field.

Young was named a first-team academic All-American in 2000, his second straight year on that team. Next year the All-America Clemson center will have a chance to become just the second ACC player in history and just the second offensive lineman in college football history to be named a first-team Academic All-American three consecutive years. Carson was named a first-team Academic All-American this past year in addition to leading the Tigers in tackles with 146. He ranked fourth in the nation in that category.

2000 All-ACC Academic Football Team

Pos.	Player	                        Cl.	GPA	Major
WR	Ben Erdeljac, Duke	        Jr.	3.25	Mathematics
WR	Guilian Gary, Maryland	        Jr.	3.00	Family Studies
TE	Mike Hart, Duke	                Jr.	3.25	Sociology
OL	Kyle Young, Clemson	        Jr.	4.00	Secondary Education/Political Science & Economics
OL	Justin Amman, FSU	        Sr.	3.75	Food and Nutrition
OL	Will Merritt, Clemson	        Jr.	3.40	Speech & Communications
OL	Jarad Moon, FSU 	        Gr.	3.63	Sports Management
OL	Evan Routzahn, Virginia	        Sr.	3.12	Sociology
OB	Chris Weinke, FSU	        Sr.	3.88	Sports Management
OB	Philip Rivers, NC State	        Fr.	3.12	First Year College
OB	Duane Epperson, Duke	        Sr.	3.00	Sociology
PK	Jeff Reed, North Carolina	Sr.	3.10    Journalism

Pos.	Player, School	                Cl.	GPA	Major
DL	Felipe Claybrooks, Georgia Tech	Sr.	3.25    Management
DL	Charles Hill, Maryland	        Jr.	3.80	Economics
DL	Ljubomir Stamenich, Virginia	Sr.	3.00    Sociology
DL	Ross McAllister, North Carolina	Sr.	4.00	Business Administration
LB	Nick Bender, Wake Forest	Gr.	3.83    Education
LB	Clayton White, NC State	        Sr.	3.15	Parks, Recreation, Tourism Management
LB	Chad Carson, Clemson	        Jr.	3.75	Biological Sciences
LB	Braxton K. Williams, Clemson	Jr.	3.00	Human Resource Developement
DB	Tony Jackson, Maryland	        Jr.	3.25	Criminal Justice
DB	Jeremy Muyres, Georgia Tech	So.	3.00    Management
DB	Chris Hope, Florida State	Jr.	3.73    Communications
DB	Tony Okanlawon, Maryland	Jr.	3.00	Family Studies
P	Dan Dyke, Georgia Tech	        So.	4.00	Electrical Engineering

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