Young, Carson Named First-Team Academic All-Americans


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CLEMSON - Center Kyle Young and linebacker Chad Carson have been
named first-team Academic All-Americans as selected by Verizon and
the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Clemson
was the only Division I school with two first-team selections this
season.


Young, a graduate student from Clemson (Daniel HS), is a three-time
first-team Academic All-American and became only the second offensive
lineman in the history of college football to be named to the first
team in three different seasons. He is one of just three ACC football
players in history to be chosen three times. Mike Diminick, a
defensive back from Duke (1986-88) was the first three-time selection
from the ACC. Young is joined with distinction this year by Georgia
Tech punter Dan Dyke. Young led the Tigers in knockdown blocks last
year with 120 and is the offensive leader this season with 145
knockdown blocks. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Clemson with a
3.98 career GPA in May and is now taking postgraduate courses.


Carson, a senior from Atlanta, GA (Woodward Academy), is a first-team
selection for the second straight season, making Clemson the only
Division I school with two first-team honorees each of the last two
years. Carson is a senior with a 3.94 career GPA in biological
sciences. He led the Tigers in tackles last year to rank fourth in
the nation. He led Clemson in tackles again this season and is fifth
on the school's all-time tackles list.


CoSIDA has chosen the Academic All-America team every year since
1952, so the 2001 team is the 50th team selected. Players chosen to
the team must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA.

Three-Time First-Team Academic All-Americans
Name    	Pos.	School  	Years
Jon Abbott	LB	Arizona  	1975-77
Ron Duncan	TE	Ball State	1985-87
Kyle Young	C	Clemson  	1999-01
Jim Hansen	OL	Colorado	1990-92
Mike Diminick	DB	Duke     	1986-88
Dan Dyke	P	Georgia Tech	1999-01
Dan Gregus	DL	Illinois	1980-82
David Patterson	WR	New Mexico St	1996-98
Joe Heap	B	Notre Dame	1952-54
John Bergren	DL	Stanford	1981-83
Scott Henderson	LB	Texas   	1968-70
Kip Corrington	DB	Texas A&M	1985-87
Jason Hanson	PK	Washington St.	1989-91
Don Davey	DL	Wisconsin	1987-90

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