McDaniel named First-team Preseason All-American by Phil Steele


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Clemson, SC—DeAndre McDaniel heads a list of 13 Clemson players named to one of the four preseason All-ACC teams selected by Phil Steele in his preseason college football magazine for 2010.

McDaniel was named a first-team preseason All-American by Steele, one of six ACC players on the first team. The safety was a first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association in 2009 as a junior when he was the only Division I player with at least eight interceptions and 100 tackles.

McDaniel and Jarvis Jenkins were both named preseason first-team All-ACC by Steele. Jenkins, a defensive tackle and a native of Clemson, had 69 tackles last year, including 11 tackles for loss.

Chris Hairston, Da’Quan Bowers and Rashard Hall were all named second-team All-ACC by Steele. Hairston started 12 games at left tackle for the Tigers last year and was a big reason C.J. Spiller averaged 5.6 yards per rush. He was a second-team All-ACC selection in 2009. Bowers, a defensive end, has been limited by injuries his first two years, but had 58 tackles and 11 tackles for loss last year helping Clemson to a top 20 ranking in total defense and scoring defense. Hall had six interceptions at a safety position last year when he tied for 19th in the nation.

Tight end Dwayne Allen, offensive guard Antoine McClain, linebacker Brandon Maye and cornerback Marcus Gilchrist were all named to Steele’s third-team All-ACC squad, while offensive tackle, Landon Walker, defensive end Andre Branch, defensive tackle Brandon Thompson and kicker Richard Jackson were all named fourth-team.

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