Found December 14, 2011 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Three players from the ACC were named first-team All-Americans by The Associated Press on Wednesday, but it was the SEC that dominated the selections. Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen was named to the first team along with teammate Sammy Watkins, who was honored as an all-purpose back on offense. Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly was also named to the first team for the second time. Watkins has already been named the National Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News. Watkins has 77 receptions for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns. He is also fourth in the nation in all-purpose yardage. No. 1 LSU became the first school with two cornerbacks on the first team -- Tyrann Mathieu and Morris Claiborne. Mathieu, a Heisman Trophy finalist, and Claiborne were joined on the All-America team by Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III of Baylor and finalists Montee Ball of Wisconsin and Trent Richardson of Alabama. Heisman runner-up Andrew Luck from Stanford was the s...

Football. Two More Awards for Watkins

Clemson wide receiver and kick returner Sammy Watkins has been named to two more first-team All-America teams. Watkins was named first-team All-American wide receiver by College & Pro Football Weekly. The freshman from Ft. Myers, FL also made first-team All-American as an all-purpose player by

Watkins and Allen Named First-Team AP All-Americans

Clemson freshman Sammy Watkins and junior Dwayne Allen were both named first-team All-American by the Associated Press on Wednesday. Tiger defensive end Andre Branch was a third-team selection, giving Clemson three AP All-Americans for the first time since 1991.

Football. Allen Named First-Team All-American by ESPN

Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen was named a first-team All-American ESPN. It is the third All-America team for Allen, who was also named the winner of the John Mackey Award as the top tight end in college football.

Clemson tries to keep focused on Orange Bowl

Clemson center Dalton Freeman says his focus is squarely on the 14th-ranked Tigers' Orange Bowl matchup against No. 23 West Virginia next month. That gets tested each day Freeman walks around a campus crazy about the team's first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 20 years. Freeman says he and his teammates can't go anywhere these days without a fan, classmate...

Football. Watkins Wins Offensive Banks McFadden Award

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins has been named the winner of the Banks McFadden Award on offense by the Greenville Touchdown Club. The honor was presented Monday at the club's annual year ending banquet. The award is named after former Clemson All-American of the 1930s, Banks McFadden.

Headlinin’: ‘Naughty or Nice’ flier not so nice for Sammy Watkins

Making the morning rounds. • Nothing to see here, folks. Clemson has issued a cease-and-desist order to a restaurant in Fort Myers, Fla., for naming hometown hero Sammy Watkins as a "host" in ads for a "Naughty or Nice X-Mas Party" on Dec. 23. Like most things, using a player's name or likeness for promotional purposes is an obvious violation of NCAA rules...

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CLEMSON - Tajh Boyd met with the media on Thursday night to talk about next month's Orange Bowl meeting with West Virginia.

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This season the Clemson Tigers will take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Discover Orange Bowl. In the past Clemson has competed in some memorable bowl games. What follows is what I consider the five most thrilling Clemson bowl games starting with number five and ending with number one. 5. 1978 Gator Bowl: Clemson v. Ohio State Clemson won this game 17-15, with an interception...

Bellamy’s suspension to extend through Clemson’s bowl game

Suspended for Clemson’s ACC championship game win over Virginia Tech, Mike Bellamy will see that punitive measure extend even deeper into the postseason. Head coach Dabo Swinney announced Tuesday that the running back will be suspended for the Jan. 4 Orange Bowl, as well as the practices leading up to the BcS bowl game.  The…

The Mackey Award winner speaks

CLEMSON - Dwayne Allen, who was named the top tight end in all of college football, talks about his award winning season and the Orange Bowl.

General News. Holiday Promotions at Clemson's Official Online Store

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College Football Live Names Bridgewater Most Valuable Freshman

ESPN’s college football live named Teddy Bridgewater the nations most valuable freshman. Clemson’s Sammy Watkins was considered to be the best freshman in the country. However, ESPN analyst Ed Cunningham emphasized that if you consider which freshman was the most valuable to his team, it was easily Teddy Bridgewater.

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Clemson freshman wide receiver Sammy Watkins has been named the National Freshman of the Year by Sporting News and has been named the top freshman in the nation by Todd McShay of These are the third and fourth media outlets to name Watkins as the top freshman in the nation. Earlier he was named by and College Football News.
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