Kyle Young Named All-American by Football News


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Clemson, SC-Clemson center Kyle Young has been named a third-team All-American by The Football News. It marked the second straight year that Young had been honored by the publication. The announcement was made Wednesday.

Young, a graduate student and a native of Clemson, was one of nine ACC players named to the three teams. Young was joined on the third-team offense by Maryland center Melvin Fowler and Virginia wide receiver Billy McMullen.

North Carolina lineman Julius Peppers and Maryland linebacker E.J. Henderson were named first-team All-Americans by Football News.

The second team included Maryland running back Bruce Perry, Georgia Tech defensive end Greg Gathers, NC State linebacker Levar Fisher and Maryland punter Brooks Barnard.

Young leads the Tigers in knockdown blocks with 126, a figure that broke his own Tiger record. He has been Clemson's highest rated blocker in nine of the 10 games this year, including eight in a row.

He has led the team in knockdown blocks in six games.

A candidate for the Rimington Award, which goes to the top center in college football, Young has started 38 games in a row heading into his home finale against Duke on December 1. A Summa Cum Laude graduate from Clemson last May, he will receive a National Football Foundation Scholarship in December, one of eight Division I players to receive the scholarship.

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