Keith Adams Named Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

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Keith Adams was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and set five Clemson records in this his sophomore season.

CLEMSON, SC -- Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook released their first Preseason All-American team on Thursday. Clemson's Keith Adams was selected as Blue Ribbon College Football's defensive player of the year while Virginia Tech's Michael Vick was selected as
offensive player of the year. Also making the All-American list was Clemson safety Robert Carswell. Blue Ribbon
will be available for mail order in late July and in bookstores across the country in
early August.

Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook All-America Team



Michael Vick, Virginia Tech, 6-1, 214.

Running backs

LaDainian Tomlinson, TCU, Senior, 5-11, 217.

LaMont Jordan, Maryland, Senior, 5-11, 219.

Deuce McAllister, Mississippi, Senior, 6-1, 220


Freddie Milons, Alabama, Junior, 5-11, 183.

Santana Moss, Miami, Senior, 5-10, 175.

David Terrell, Michigan, Junior, 6-3, 208.

Tight End

Todd Heap, Arizona State, Junior, 6-5, 232.

Offensive Line

Steve Hutchinson, Michigan, Senior, 6-5, 298.

Kenyatta Walker, Florida, Junior, 6-5, 298.

Kareem McKenzie, Penn State, Senior, 6-7, 321.

Dominic Ralola, Nebraska, Junior, 6-2, 295.

Ben Hamilton, Minnesota, Senior, 6-5, 283.

Tarlos Thomas, Florida State, Senior, 6-5, 320.


Jamie Rheem, Kansas State, Senior, 6-1, 190.


David Allen, Kansas State, Senior, 5-9, 195.

Nick Davis, Wisconsin, Junior, 5-10, 180



Keith Adams, Clemson, Junior, 5-11, 220.

Jamie Winborn, Vanderbilt, Junior, 6-0, 232.

Carlos Polk, Nebraska, Senior, 6-2, 250.

Jashon Sykes, Colorado, Junior, 6-3, 230.

Defensive Line

Andre Carter, California, Senior, 6-4, 260.

Casey Hampton, Texas, Senior, 6-1, 305.

Alex Brown, Florida, Junior, 6-4, 251.

Jamal Reynolds, Florida State, Senior, 6-4, 254.

Wendell Bryant, Wisconsin, Junior, 6-4, 298.

Defensive Backs

Jamar Fletcher, Wisconsin, Junior, 5-10, 170.

Robert Carswell, Clemson, Senior, 6-0, 215.

Chris Lepore, Navy, Senior, 6-0, 196.

Fred Smoot, Mississippi State, Senior, 6-1, 179.

Carl Nesmith, Kansas, Senior, 6-3, 215.


Dan Hadenfeldt, Nebraska, Senior, 5-11, 195


Bobby Newcombe, Nebraska, Senior, 6-0, 195.

Santana Moss, Miami, Senior, 5-10, 175.

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