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2004 CFN All-Feshman Team


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2004 CFN All-Freshman Team



Writeups and compiled by Richard Cirminiello

First Team Offense
QB Chad Henne*, Michigan – This was supposed to be a redshirt year for Henne, but instead, it was a baptism under fire after Matt Gutierrez couldn’t start the opener. And he performed well enough to have many believe he’ll be the most prolific Wolverine quarterback of all-time.Henne led all freshmen with 21 touchdown passes and 2,516 yards through the air.

RB Adrian Peterson*, Oklahoma – Much more than just a Freshman All-American, this year’s Heisman runner-up authored one of the great seasons by a true freshman in college football history.Peterson ran for 1,843 yards and 15 touchdowns, saving his most electrifying performances for the Sooners’ most important games.

RB Michael Hart*, Michigan – Someone had to replace Chris Perry in the backfield, but no one figured before the season began it would be a true freshman.After taking over the starting job in late September, Hart bobbed and weaved his way to nearly 1,400 yards and nine touchdowns, forever ending the speculation over who’d be Perry’s successor.

WR Dwayne Jarrett*, USC – It took some time and a bunch of dropped passes, but Jarrett eventually developed into Matt Leinart’s favorite target.The Trojans’ next big thing at the receiver position caught 50 passes for 734 yards and 12 touchdowns, and in this offense, appears destined for Mike Williams-like stardom.

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WR Todd Blythe, Iowa State – Big, physical receivers were certainly in style on this year’s Freshman All-American team. Witness Blythe, another of these 6-5 pass catches, who hauled in 36 balls for 791 yards and nine touchdowns for an improving Cyclone passing attack.

TE Zach Miller*, Arizona State – Miller gave Andrew Walter something he didn’t have in his arsenal last season, a fluid pass-catching tight end that could stretch defenses. He led all freshmen tight ends this fall with 51 receptions for 524 yards and six touchdowns.

OL Jake Long, Michigan – If his first season is any indication, Michigan’s massive tackle is ready to carry on the long tradition of premier Wolverine offensive linemen. Long had a sensational debut, earning a spot on the All-Big Ten second team.

OL Sam Baker, USC – On a unit that was seeking an identity, Baker stood out as its most consistent member. He started each Trojan game at left tackle, drawing favorable comparisons to last season’s All-American, Jacob Rogers.

OL Barry Richardson*, Clemson – The Tigers’ behemoth teen left high school early to get a jump on the other freshmen, and it certainly paid off. The 6-7, 350-pound Richardson worked his way up the depth chart this fall, starting the team’s final six games at tackle. He has the raw skills and potential to one day be an All-American.

OL Kory Lichtensteiger, Bowling Green – In his maiden voyage on the Bowling Green line, Lichtensteiger started all 11 games, and earned a spot on the All-MAC second team. He displayed terrific athleticism for a 300-pound left guard.

OL Charlston Gray*, North Carolina – The only underclassman on a talented, veteran offensive line, Gray held his own for the Tar Heels. He started the final eight games of the season, and was responsible for just a single sack.

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First Team Defense
DL Wallace Gilberry, Alabama – Gilberry wasn’t even a starter this fall, yet led the Tide with 12 tackles for loss and 6½ sacks. He’s got a motor that doesn’t quit, and an infectious passion for the game that makes defensive coaches giddy.<?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O /><O:P> </O:P>

DL Lawrence Jackson, USC – Once he steps outside the shadow of Trojan greats, like Shaun Cody and Mike Patterson, Jackson looks capable of chasing postseason All-American honors himself. He collected 11 tackles for loss and six sacks this year, numbers that could rise markedly in 2005.

DL Quentin Groves, Auburn – Groves and Stanley McClover will give the Tigers pass-rushing bookends for the next three seasons. Both redshirt freshmen finished the regular season with 10 tackles for loss and 7½ sacks, tops on the nation’s No. 1 scoring defense.

DL Stanley McClover, Auburn – Freshmen don’t typically make the All-SEC second-team, but then again, freshmen don’t typically get after the quarterback like McClover. He bounced back from academic issues in 2003 to force four fumbles, and tie Groves for the team lead in tackles for loss and sacks.

LB Brandon Siler*, Florida – For the second straight year, Gainesville has been home to one of the best freshman linebackers in America. In 2003, the SEC was introduced to Channing Crowder, and in 2004, Siler made his debut. Injuries prematurely forced him from the sidelines, and Siler responded with a monster second-half that earned him the coaches’ vote for SEC Freshman of the Year.

LB Dan Connor*, Penn State – Connor arrived in Happy Valley with a heady advanced billing, and failed to disappoint. He collected 85 tackles for the Lions, and was peaking as the season came to an end. Over the next three years, young stars like Connor and sophomore Paul Posluszny will give Penn State a chance to recapture the title, Linebacker U.

LB Jonathan Abbate, Wake Forest – The adjective “tackling machine” is often overused, but apropos when describing Wake Forest’s first-year linebacker. Abbate’s 101 stops were 30 more than the nearest Deacon, helping him become just the second Wake freshman to ever earn a spot on the All-ACC squad. <O:P></O:P><O:P></O:P>

DB Ko Simpson*, South Carolina – Lightly recruited coming out of high school, Simpson was a revelation for a Gamecock secondary that was in dire need of playmakers before the season began. The AP’s SEC Freshman of the Year scored a pair of defensive touchdowns, and led the conference with six interceptions

DB Roshaun Fellows, Tennessee – After one season, Fellows displayed the kind of cover skills and overall athleticism that could propel him to becoming one of the SEC’s elite corners before too long. His 13 passes defended include three interceptions, and leads the Volunteers.

DB Antoine Cason*, Arizona – Cason consistently went step-for-step with some of the Pac-10’s better receivers, establishing himself as one of the cornerstones of Mike Stoops’ defense for the next three seasons. He chipped in with 70 tackles, and paced the ‘Cats with four interceptions.

DB Anthony Reddick*, Miami – Reddick was forced into action after Brandon Merriweather injured his shoulder, and immediately showed ‘Cane fans that the secondary will be in good hands the next three years. Despite getting limited snaps early on, he has 62 tackles, two punt blocks, and has showed why he was one of the most sought after defensive backs in Florida last winter.<O:P> </O:P>
First Team Special TeamsPK Travis Bell, Georgia Tech – A walk-on, Bell quickly elevated the Tech kicking game from a potential concern to an area of strength. After missing his first kick of the year, he connected on his next 15 attempts to establish a new school record.

P Chris MacDonald, Arizona State – A walk-on last year, MacDonald is now walking away with All-America honors in his first season as the Sun Devil punter. He’s prone to occasional lapses in consistency, but possesses a booming leg that’s helped him lead all freshmen with a 43-yard punting average.

RET Ted Ginn Jr.*, Ohio State – Originally signed as a corner, Ginn had a marvelous debut as a receiver and a punt returner. He caught 19 passes in the second half, led the nation in punt returns and took an NCAA-record four back for touchdowns. Once he adds some weight to his 170-pound frame, the Buckeyes will have a more explosive version of Chris Gamble.

Second Team Offense

QB Erik Ainge*, Tennessee – Before being lost for the season with a separated shoulder, Ainge spent September and October playing with the poise of an upperclassmen. He and fellow freshman Brent Schaefer shared snaps early on, but it was Ainge who wound throwing 17 touchdown passes, and leading the Vols to wins over Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

RB Jamario Thomas*, North Texas – If not for a season-ending knee injury to Patrick Cobbs, Thomas may never have gotten off the Mean Green bench in 2004. As fate would have it, he stepped into the lineup, raced for more than 200 yards in six of eight starts, and became the second North Texas back in as many years to lead the country in rushing.

RB Marshawn Lynch*, Cal – Lynch caddied for senior J.J. Arrington this fall, but showed enough flashes of brilliance to ensure Bear fans that the running is set for the foreseeable future. He averaged more than nine yards on his 66 carries, caught two touchdown passes and even threw another.

WR Calvin Johnson*, Georgia Tech – An acrobat with terrific size and leaping ability, Johnson became just the 11<SUP>th</SUP> player in ACC history to be named first team as a freshman. His 46 catches, 776 yards and six touchdown receptions all led the Yellow Jackets.

WR Ernie Wheelwright*, Minnesota – Throughout the season, Wheelwright used his 6-5 frame to out muscle and out leap helpless defenders. With defenses paying so much attention to the Gopher running game, he became Bryan Cupito’s best long ball threat, catching 30 passes for 654 yards and seven touchdowns.

TE Martin Rucker, Missouri – Rucker entered fall practice No. 4 on the depth chart before bolting past the competition, and starting each of Mizzou’s 11 games. On the season, he hauled in 19 passes, four of which went for scores.

OL Martin O’Donnell, Illinois – O’Donnell took over at left guard for the Illini after starter Bryan Koch went down with a season-ending injury in week one. He started the next 10 games, grading out at over 90 percent. It’s the second straight year Illinois had an offensive lineman named Freshman All-American.

OL Chris Yoder, Texas A&M – Geoff Hangartner moved to tackle before the season, allowing Yoder to start at center, and the freshman proved he was up to the challenge. He started all 11 Aggie games this fall, averaging 10 knockdowns per Saturday.

OL Ryan Wendell*, Fresno State – Injuries thrust Wendell into the Bulldogs’ starting rotation, and he performed well enough to be named the WAC Co-Freshman of the Year. He started the final eight games of the season at left guard.

OL Kirk Barton, Ohio State – After redshirting last season, Barton began to show why he was a prized recruit for Ohio State in 2003. Despite being 6-6, the tackle is a terrific athlete, drawing comparisons to former Buckeye, Jim Lachey when he climbed the depth chart in October.<O:P> </O:P>

OL Will Arnold, LSU – When he wasn’t switching positions or recovering from a knee injury, Arnold showed the kind of ability that should make him an immediate standout in the SEC. He started eight games this season, five at left guard.

Second Team Defense

DL Tony Jenkins, Syracuse – Jenkins was a big, running stuffing force in the middle of the Orange defensive line. His 43 tackles don’t do justice to the impact he had on the Syracuse run defense.

DL Chris Ellis, Virginia Tech – The Hokies beat out rival Virginia for Ellis’ signature two years ago, and they’ll spend the next three years being happy they did. He saw considerable playing time behind Jim Davis and Darryl Tapp, collecting 30 tackles, 7½ tackles for loss and three sacks.

DL Tommy Blake, TCU – On a unit that ranked No. 99 in total defense, Blake was one of the few bright spots. The converted running back found a home at defensive end, where he raced his way to five sacks this past season.

DL Jason Jack, Texas A&M – Jack was a key component of the youth movement that symbolized the Aggie front seven. His 48 tackles and six tackles for loss were good enough to warrant All-Big XII honorable mention recognition.

LB Brian Toal*, Boston College – It didn’t take Toal long to show why he was one of the highest rated high school linebackers last year. He earned a starting job midway through the season, and quickly joined Mathias Kiwanuka as the Eagles’ second defensive star. The Big East Rookie of the Year has the physical and mental capacity to become one of BC’s all-time greatest defenders.

LB Josh Williams, Arkansas State – Down in Jonesboro, Arkansas State was a breeding ground this year for young, talented defenders. The small, but speedy Williams led the charge with 110 tackles, most by of any freshman in the nation in 2004.

LB Jordon Dizon*, Colorado – Dizon broke barriers in Boulder this year, establishing a new school mark for tackles by a true freshman with 78, and becoming the first rookie to ever start at linebacker for Colorado. For his work, Dizon was honored as the Big XII’s Defensive Freshman of the Year.

DB Darrelle Revis*, Pittsburgh – In a season full of surprises, Revis was one of the most pleasant developments for the Panthers. Although he wasn’t even the hottest defensive back recruited by Walt Harris last year, Revis claimed a starting spot in time for the opener, and went on to lead the team with 11 passes broken up. <O:P></O:P>

DB Japhus Brown, Texas A&M – Brown was active from his safety position, amassing 58 tackles and picking off three passes during the regular season. He was one of a number of underclassmen that saw significant playing time as the Aggies took baby steps toward recapturing their Wrecking Crew image.

DB Jonathan Hefney*, Tennessee – What Hefney lacks in size, he makes up for with great closing speed and athleticism. The other half of Tennessee’s starting freshmen corners is fourth on the Vols with 61 tackles, and tied for the team lead with 10 passes broken up.
DB Quentin Demps, UTEP – The WAC’s co-Freshman of the Year was one of the ball hawking disciples of Tim Hundley’s aggressive defense. Demps has followed up a breakout spring with 52 tackles, 2 interceptions and a pair of forced fumbles in ten starts.<O:P> </O:P><O:P></O:P>

Second Team Special Teams<O:P> </O:P><O:P></O:P>

PK Alexis Serna, Oregon State – Serna began the year as the poster child for inconsistent kicking, lost his job for a week, and then missed just a single kick over the final nine games of the season. After getting vilified for missing three extra points in the gut-wrenching opening day loss to LSU, he found his mark and earned a scholarship in the process.

P Kenneth DeBauche, Wisconsin – DeBauche unseated senior incumbent R.J. Morse in the summer, and never lost his grip on the job in the fall. He averaged just over 41 yards a punt, but exhibited outstanding hang time and consistently pinned Badger opponents inside their own 20.

RET Kevin Robinson
*, Utah State – The nation’s No. 2 punt returner scored three special teams touchdowns this year, and was an integral part of the Aggie passing attack. Robinson led Utah State receivers with 44 catches for 602 yards and three scores.

* Denotes player is a true freshman

<TABLE width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%" bgColor=#660066>Quarterbacks</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%"><TABLE cellSpacing=8 width="30%" align=right border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="100%" bgColor=#ffffcc>Honorable Mention

[font=Arial, Helvetica]4. Jason Campbell, Sr. Auburn
5. Stefan LeFors, Sr. Louisville
6. Andrew Walter, Sr. Arizona State
7. Omar Jacobs, Soph. Bo. Green
8. Walter Washington, Jr. Temple
9. Joshua Cribbs, Sr. Kent State
10. Vince Young, Soph. Texas
11. Reggie McNeal, Jr. Texas A&M
12. Drew Tate, Soph. Iowa
13. Kyle Orton, Sr. Purdue
14. Aaron Rodgers, Jr. California
15. Matt Jones, Sr. Arkansas
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Alex Smith, Jr. Utah

185 of 280 passes (66%) for 2,624 yards, 28 TDs, 4 INT, 563 rushing yards, 10 touchdowns
No one ran an offense better than Alex Smith did this season taking Urban Meyer's spread attack to another level getting Utah to a historic BCS game and not letting anyone get closer than 17 points. Matt Leinart, Jason White and Jason Campbell were all tremendous leaders and all deserve the number one honor, but Smith was the best overall combination of passing and running and was flawless during the biggest games hanging 341 yards and four touchdowns on North Carolina and 359 yards and three scores on Texas A&M. Up until the regular season finale against BYU, Smith only threw two interceptions all year.

Second Team
Matt Leinart, Jr. USC: 251 of 377 (66%) for 2,990 yards and 28 TDs, 6 INT

Third Team Jason White, Sr. Oklahoma: 231 of 354 (65%) for 2,961 yards and 33 TDs, 6 INT

<HR></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%" bgColor=#660066>Running Backs</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%"><TABLE cellSpacing=8 width="30%" align=right border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="100%" bgColor=#ffffcc>Second Team

[font=Arial, Helvetica]3. J.J. Arrington, Sr. California
4. DeAngelo Williams, Jr. Memphis
[/font]Third Team
[font=Arial, Helvetica]5. Vernand Morency, Jr. Okla. State
6. Mike Hart, Fr. Michigan
[/font]Honorable Mention
[font=Arial, Helvetica]7. Reggie Bush, Soph. USC*
8. Ryan Moats, Jr. Louisiana Tech
9. Jamario Thomas, Fr. North Texas
10. Carnell Williams, Sr. Auburn
11. Garrett Wolfe, Soph. NIU
12. DonTrell Moore, Jr. New Mexico
*Bush would be higher as an all-around player.
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Cedric Benson, Sr. Texas

303 car. for 1,764 yds and 19 TDs, 22 catches for 179 yds and one TD
Quick, name a Texas wide receiver. Exactly. The Longhorn offense was Cedric Benson, Cedric Benson and Cedric Benson with a dose of Vince Young here and there. Despite playing in the nation's most difficult division and facing Arkansas in a tough non-conference test, Benson ran for at least 141 yards in every game but one. How can anyone possibly dog Benson for "only" running for 92 yards against Oklahoma? Considering how well he ran, he was also a solid pass catcher.

Adrian Peterson, Fr. Oklahoma
314 carries for 1,843 yds and 15 TDs. three catches for six yds
Simply put, Adrian Peterson was the best freshman running back to hit college football since Herschel Walker. The perfect ying to Jason White's yang, Peterson was a pounder as well as a home-run hitter taking over several games in the second half. How's this for coming through in the big games? ... 225 yards vs. Texas, 249 yards and a touchdown against Oklahoma State and 172 yards and three touchdowns against Colorado in the Big XII title game.

<HR></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%" bgColor=#660066>Wide Receivers</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%"><TABLE cellSpacing=8 width="30%" align=right border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="100%" bgColor=#ffffcc>Second Team

[font=Arial, Helvetica]3. Roddy White, Sr, UAB
4. Taylor Stubblefield, Sr. Purdue
[/font]Third Team
[font=Arial, Helvetica]5. Mike Hass, Jr. Oregon State
6. Mark Clayton, Sr. Oklahoma
[/font]Honorable Mention
[font=Arial, Helvetica]7. Eric Deslauriers, Soph. EMU
8. Lance Moore, Sr. Toledo
9. J.R. Russell, Sr. Louisville
10. Chris Henry, Jr. West Virginia
11. Troy Williamson, Jr. So. Carolina
12. Greg Jennings, Sr. WMU
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Braylon Edwards, Sr. Michigan

87 catches for 1,221 yards and 12 touchdowns
Edwards was the nation's best wide receiver and there wasn't even a close second. He bailed out freshman QB Chad Henne time and again by simply going up and grabbing jump balls and saved the Big Ten title season with a fantastic performance in the classic overtime win over Michigan State. A sure first-round draft pick last year, Edwards didn't do anything to hurt his stock. As good as he was on the field, he's the Heisman winner when it comes to interviews and quotes.

Dante Ridgeway, Jr. Ball State
105 catches for 1,399 yards and 8 touchdowns
It's not like Ball State had a bunch of options to count on. Ridgeway led the nation with 105 catches with ten or more grabs in six games. His most impressive performance came against Western Michigan making nine catches for 217 yards and three touchdowns before he went on a run of five straight games with at least ten grabs. Just imagine what he would've done with a little more help.

<HR></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%" bgColor=#660066>Tight Ends</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%">Heath Miller, Jr. Virginia

36 catches for 475 yards and 5 touchdowns
While Miller didn't have his best receiving season, he still led Virginia in receptions and receiving yards with ten more grabs than the next best Cavalier. He once again showed the soft hands and great quickness that's going to make him a multi-millionaire, while he also showed improved blocking skills in the devastating Virginia running game.

Second Team Jeff King, Jr. Virginia Tech
Third Team Joe Klopfenstein, Jr. Colorado
Honorable Mention
[font=Arial, Helvetica]4. Alex Smith, Sr. Stanford, 5. Marcedes Lewis, Jr. UCLA, 6. Chris Holmes, Sr. Toledo, 7. Tim Massaquoi, Jr. Michigan
8. Zach Miller, Fr. Arizona State, 9. Tim Day, Jr. Oregon, 10. Matt Herian, Jr. Nebraska

<HR></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%" bgColor=#660066>Offensive Linemen regardless of position</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%"><TABLE cellSpacing=8 width="30%" align=right border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="100%" bgColor=#ffffcc>Second Team

[font=Arial, Helvetica]6. Ben Wilkerson, Sr. LSU
7. Vince Carter, Sr. Oklahoma
8. Rob Petitti, Sr. Pittsburgh
9. Marcus McNeil, Jr. Auburn
10. David Baas, Sr. Michigan
Third Team
[font=Arial, Helvetica]11. Rian Melander, Sr. Minnesota
12. Travis Leffew, Jr. Louisville
13. Andrew Whitworth, Jr. LSU
14. Nick Kaczur, Sr. Toledo
15. Max Jean-Gilles, Jr. Georgia
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>OT Alex Barron, Sr. Florida State The CFN two-time All-American was dominant allowing just one sack and three pressures (which is more impressive than it seems considering Chris Rix scrambled around and Wyatt Sexton was getting his feet wet). He was the key blocker behind the solid FSU ground game.

OT Wesley Britt, Sr. Alabama Alabama had a tremendous running game all year despite injuries to backfield stars. Britt was the lead blocker for the SEC's best ground attack dominating with 55 knockdown blocks.

OT Jammal Brown, Sr. OklahomaThe Oklahoma offensive line has three true All-America candidates in Vince Carter, Davin Joseph and Jammal Brown keeping Jason White's jersey clean all year and opening mile-wide holes for Adrian Peterson. Brown was the best of the bunch not allowing a sack or quarterback hurry while pounding out 114 knockdown blocks.

OG Chris Kemoeatu, Jr. UtahSomeone had to open up all of the big holes for the explosive Utah offense. The 338-pound Kemoeatu had 81 knockdown blocks coming through with 11 against BYU and 10 against Air Force. He came through with his best performance against North Carolina grading out at 96%.

OT Daryn Colledge, Jr. Boise State Few noticed that Boise State finished 11th in the nation in rushing offense assuming the Broncos simply threw the ball on everyone. Colledge was the top run blocker paving the way for the attack that averaged 243 yards per game. He also kept QB Jared Zabransky's jersey clean highlighted by a textbook blocking performance against Oregon State All-American Bill Swancutt.

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wow, this thread actually caused me to get a pop up window via buckeyeplanet (which is specifically listed as a site that i allow pretty much anything webwise to work from). i know it isn't from BP but from the c&p article but it is odd how the popup code just associated the BP window and got past my security like that.

good article. nice to see stark county boy kirk barton get some pub.
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Defense-this oughta fire some people up

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[font=Arial, Helvetica]5. Travis Johnson, Sr. Florida State
6. Mathias Kiwanuka, Jr. B. College
7. Dan Cody, Sr. Oklahoma
8. Shaun Cody, Sr. USC
[/font]Third Team
[font=Arial, Helvetica]9. Matt Roth, Sr. Iowa
10. Demarcus Ware, Sr. Troy
11. Mike Patterson, Sr. USC
12. Trent Cole, Sr. Cincinnati
[/font]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>DE Erasmus James, Sr. Wisconsin
34 tackles, 8 sacks, 11.5 tackles for loss, 3 broken up passes, 2 forced fumbles, 7 quarterback hurriesDespite missing time with a rolled up ankle, James was still one of the nation's premier pass rushers. With the rest of the great Badger line occupying attention, James was able to see one-on-one attention early and ate it up. Teams started to double and triple team James and it allowed the rest of the line to produce more.

DE Jonathan Goddard, Sr. Marshall
78 tackles, 16 sacks, 28 tackles for loss, 5 broken up passes, 5 forced fumbles, 3 quarterback hurriesGoddard was an unstoppable machine all season long winning games by himself at times. He was a superior pass rusher with 16 sacks, but he was also a premier run stuffer.

DE David Pollack, Sr. Georgia48 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss, 32 quarterback hurries, 2 forced fumbles
After a slightly overrated junior season, Pollack came back roaring despite being a marked man all season long. He had to face consistent double and even triple teaming freeing up the rest of the Dawg defense, but he was still able to find a way to permanently camp in everyone's backfield with a ridiculous 32 quarterback hurries.

DE Marcus Spears, Sr. LSU48 tackles, 9 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, 6 broken up passes, 2 forced fumbles, 2 quarterback hurries
Spears put off NFL millions and came back to be the star of the tremendous Tiger line. More than just a pass rusher, Spears was able to change games by coming up with the big run stop and the key sack when needed.

<HR></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%" bgColor=#660066> Linebackers</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%"><TABLE cellSpacing=8 width="30%" align=right border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="100%" bgColor=#ffffcc>Second Team
[font=Arial, Helvetica]4. A.J. Hawk, Jr. Ohio State
5. Odell Thurman, Jr. Georgia
6. Michael Boley, Sr. So. Miss
[/font]Third Team
[font=Arial, Helvetica]7. Kirk Morrison, Sr. San Diego St
8. Chad Greenway, Jr. Iowa
9. Kevin Burnett, Sr. Tennessee
[/font]Honorable Mention
[font=Arial, Helvetica]10. Lofa Tatupu, Jr. USC
11. LeRoy Hill, Sr. Clemson
[font=Arial, Helvetica]12. Ahmad Brooks, Soph. Virginia
13. Travis Williams, Jr. Auburn
14. Barrett Ruud, Sr. Nebraska
15. Robert Rodriguez, Sr. UTEP
[/font]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Spencer Havner, Jr. UCLA
125 tackles, 1 sack, 8.5 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, 3 broken up passes
It's hard to get too much respect when you're the top player on the nation's 111th run defense. Despite leading the Pac 10 in tackles and making 84 solo stops, Havner didn't even earn first-team All-Pac 10 honors. That was a glaring mistake as he was the only one making plays with a young and porous defensive line in front of him and with fellow star LB Justin London hurting fro most of the year.

D'Qwell Jackson, Jr. Maryland
123 tackles, 4 sacks, 7 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, 5 broken up passes
Jackson was all over the field for the Terps joining DT Shawne Merriman as the leaders of a defense that didn't get any help from the offense. Jackson isn't huge, but he showed tremendous quickness to the ball and sensational timing to get into the backfield.

Derrick Johnson, Sr. Texas
128 tackles, 2 sacks, 19 tackles for loss, 10 quarterback hurries, 8 forced fumbles, 8 broken up passes, 1 interception
The Butkus Award winner wasn't just the best linebacker in America, he was the best defensive player. With all due respect to David Pollack, no one was more disruptive and no one made more big plays as Johnson forced eight fumble, was always in the backfield with ten quarterback hurries, and was sensational in pass coverage breaking up eight passes.

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[font=Arial, Helvetica]5. Brodney Pool, Jr. Oklahoma
6. Marlin Jackson, Sr. Michigan
7. Antrel Rolle, Sr. Miami
8. Jimmy Williams, Jr. Virginia Tech
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[font=Arial, Helvetica]9. Donte Nicholson, Sr. Oklahoma
10. Mitch Meeuwsen, Sr. Oregon St
11. Jason Allen, Jr. Tennessee
12. Junior Rosegreen, Sr. Auburn
[/font]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Thomas Davis, Jr. Georgia
73 tackles, 4 quarterback hurries, 2 forced fumbles, 1 interception, 3 broken up passes
As much of a fourth linebacker as a defensive back, Davis took over the role from Oklahoma's Roy Williams and Miami's Sean Taylor as college football's top do-it-all safety. Few defensive backs could get into the backfield and stop the run like Davis did.

Adam "Pac Man" Jones, Jr. West Virginia
69 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions, 7 broken up passes
Jones was the nation's surest tackling cornerback leading the Mountaineers with 69 stops to go along with his shut-down duties on every team's number one receiver. With tremendous speed and quickness, Jones was also a game-breaking kick returner.

Carlos Rogers, Sr. Auburn
41 tackles, 1 sack, 4 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, 8 broken up passes
The nation's premier cover-corner, the big, fast Rogers was always assigned to the top receiver and he always came through. Putting off the NFL for a year, Rogers upped his stock even higher as the top player of one of the nation's best defenses. Teammate Junior Rosegreen, also a tremendous player, saw tons of passes come his way with everyone avoiding Rogers.

Ernest Shazor, Jr. Michigan
77 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, 1 broken up pass, 2 forced fumbles
The intimidating presence in the Wolverine secondary, the big hitting junior lived up to all of the potential with a fantastic junior season. He helped save the Purdue game with a big hit and a forced fumble and consistently made big plays in the backfield.

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[font=Arial, Helvetica]4. Tyler Jones, Sr. Boise State
5. Dave Rayner, Sr. Michigan State
6. Alexis Serna, Fr. Oregon State
7. Stephen Gostkowski. Jr. Memphis
8. Kyle Schlicher, Soph. Iowa
9. Jonathan Nichols, Sr. Ole Miss
10. Brian Bostick, Sr. Alabama
[/font]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Mike Nugent, Sr. Ohio State
20 of 23 field goals, 27 of 27 extra points
Other kickers had better field goal percentages and some showed a bit more range, but no one had a better combination of the two this year than Nugent. The Lou Groza Award winner hit a 55-yard bomb to save the day against Marshall and connected on four other kicks from 50 yards and beyond. One of his three misses came from 53 yards and one came from 49. The bad one came in overtime against Northwestern from 40 yards out.

Second Team
Andrew Wellock, Soph. Eastern Michigan
21 of 23 field goals, 2-2 from beyond 50 yards, 32 of 33 extra points

Third Team Mason Crosby, Soph. Colorado
19 of 23 field goals (misses came from 52, 50, 42 and one was blocked). He was 4-6 from beyond 50 yards with a long of 60.

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[font=Arial, Helvetica]4. Steve Weatherford, Jr. Illinois
5. Matt Payne, Sr. BYU
6. Ryan Plackemeier, Jr. W. Forest
7. Joel Stelly, Jr. UL Monroe
8. Adam Podlesh, Soph. Maryland
9. Adam Graessle, Soph. Pittburgh
10. Thomas Olmsted, Jr. Troy
[/font]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>John Torp, Jr. Colorado
68 punts averaging 46.34 yards with 22 inside the 20 and 22 of more than 50 yards. No blocks.
Colorado's offense wasn't exactly consistent this season relying on field position to help out the average defense. Torp came through blasting the Buffs out of trouble time and again pinning teams inside the 20-yard line 22 times.

Second Team
Brandon Fields, Jr. Michigan State
47.9-yard average (led nation) putting 13 inside the 20 and getting one blocked

Third Team Daniel Sepulveda, Soph. Baylor
Ray Guy Award winner averaging 46 yards per kick putting 26 inside the 20. No blocks.

<HR></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%" bgColor=#660066> Kickoff Returners</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%"><TABLE cellSpacing=8 width="30%" align=right border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="100%" bgColor=#ffffcc>Honorable Mention
[font=Arial, Helvetica]4. John Eubanks, Jr. Southern Miss
5. Devin Hester, Soph. Miami
6. T.J. Rushing, Jr. Stanford
7. Pierre Thomas, Soph. Illinois
8. Reggie Bush, Soph. USC
9. Diamond Ferri, Sr. Syracuse
10. Will Blackmon, Jr. Boston Coll.
[/font]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Ashlan Davis, Jr. Tulsa
37 returns averaging 30.57 yards with five touchdowns
Davis set the NCAA record with five returns for scores with touchdowns in four straight games.

Second Team Justin Miller, Jr. Clemson
33.05-yard average (led nation) with two touchdown on 20 returns

Third Team Lance Bennett, Soph. Indiana
20 returns averaging 29.95 yards with a touchdown

<HR></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%" bgColor=#660066> Punt Returners</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%">Ted Ginn Jr., Fr. Ohio State
14 returns averaging 26.93 yards, 4 TD (led nation)
Ginn's average was more than four yards more than the nation's number two punt returner. He was also tremendously clutch bringing back kicks for scores to jump start the Buckeyes in wins over Penn State, Michigan State and Michigan.

Second Team Devin Hester, Soph. Miami
18 returns, 17.61 yards, three touchdowns

Third Team Chad Owens, Sr. Hawaii
31 returns, 14.23 yards, four touchdowns

Honorable Mention
[font=Arial, Helvetica]4. Kevin Robinson, Fr. Utah State, 5. Reggie Bush, Soph. USC, 6. Travis Williams, Fr. East Carolina, 7. Darrell Blackmon, Fr. NC State, 8. Dan Sheldon, Sr. Northern Illinois, 9. Jahmal Fenner, Sr. UTEP, 10. Adam Jones, Jr. West Virginia[/font]

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"DL Stanley McClover, Auburn – Freshmen don’t typically make the All-SEC second-team, but then again, freshmen don’t typically get after the quarterback like McClover. He bounced back from academic issues in 2003 to force four fumbles, and tie Groves for the team lead in tackles for loss and sacks."

It still sticks in my craw that we lost this kid on NSD. He'd be just what the Doctor ordered on the Buckeyes' D-Line this year.
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good article. nice to see stark county boy kirk barton get some pub.
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no problems otis, just commenting.

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Once he adds some weight to his 170-pound frame, the Buckeyes will have a more explosive version of Chris Gamble.
I understand Teddy needs to add some weight, but he is far and away more explosive than Chris Gamble. Chris did some great things at DB for us, but we have yet to see TGII on defense. I just don't see the comparison I guess.
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LT Sims
LG Downing
C Mangold
RG Person or Mitchum
RT Barton

I think that this lineup is going to do wonders for the running game next season.

I also wouldn't be surprised to see Boone in there, but I think this lineup is the most realistic, especially if Boone doesn't get to practice until the summer.

Very excited about the O line the next couple of years!!!!!
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