Two Tigers named to ESPN.com's Freshman All-America team


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Two Tigers named to ESPN.com's Freshman All-America team

ESPN.com released its Freshman All-America team on Thursday morning and two Clemson players made the list with wide receiver Deon Cain and offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt.

"It didn't happen overnight, but Cain emerged as the Tigers' top deep threat the last part of the season, which was critical after Mike Williams went down in the opener because of a neck injury," ESPN said. "Cain averaged 17.1 yards per catch, and all five of his touchdowns came in the team's last nine regular-season games."

Cain has 34 receptions for 582 yards and five touchdowns this season.

"Hyatt started all 13 games for the No. 1 Tigers at left tackle and became the first true freshman offensive lineman to ever start the opening game," ESPN said. "Hyatt's average grade was 88 percent, and he was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week in the win over Florida State."

Alabama and Texas had the most players on the list with three each.

Mitch Hyatt

Tags: Deon Cain, Mitch Hyatt, Mike Williams
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