Football Writers Association of America November 28, 2001
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Richardson
Miami, Florida boast three players each
DALLAS (FWAA) – Miami and Florida, the 1-2 ranked teams in college football, each placed three players on the 2001 Football Writers Association of America All-America football team announced on Wednesday.

The top-ranked Hurricanes placed defensive back Edward Reed and offensive tackles Bryant McKinnie and Joaquin Gonzalez on the 25-man team which has been selected every year since 1944. Reed and Gonzalez are repeat All-Americas from the 2000 team.

Florida also had an offensive tackle on the team, 6-foot-7, 292-pound Mike Pearson, wide receiver Jabar Gaffney and defensive end Alex Brown. Pearson and Gaffney are only juniors.

Tennessee and Oklahoma each placed two players on the team. The Sooners had a repeat All-America, linebacker Rocky Calmus, and standout safety Roy Williams. Outland Trophy winner from a year ago, Tennessee defensive tackle John Henderson, joined teammate running back Travis Stephens on the squad. Henderson also is a repeat All-America, one of four on the team.

Players from nine conferences are represented on the team which is selected by the nine-person FWAA All-America committee.

QB Antwaan Randle El, Indiana 5-10 194 Sr.
RB Travis Stephens, Tennessee 5-9 190 Sr.
RB Luke Staley, BYU 6-1 218 Jr.
WR Josh Reed, LSU 5-11 205 Jr.
WR Jabar Gaffney, Florida 6-1 202 So.
TE Daniel Graham, Colorado 6-3 245 Sr.
C LeCharles Bentley, Ohio State 6-2 300 Sr.
OL Toniu Fonoti, Nebraska 6-4 340 Jr.
OL Joaquin Gonzalez, Miami 6-5 292 Sr.
OL Bryant McKinnie, Miami 6-9 335 Sr.
OL Mike Pearson, Florida 6-7 292 Jr.
DL Alex Brown, Florida 6-4 254 Sr.
DL Dwight Freeney, Syracuse 6-2 250 Sr.
DL John Henderson, Tennessee 6-7 290 Sr.
DL Julius Peppers, North Carolina 6-6 285 Jr.
LB Rocky Calmus, Oklahoma 6-3 235 Sr.
LB E.J. Henderson, Maryland 6-2 238 Jr.
LB Robert Thomas, UCLA 6-2 237 Sr.
DB Quentin Jammer, Texas 6-1 200 Sr.
DB Troy Polamalu, USC 5-10 210 Jr.
DB Edward Reed, Miami 6-0 198 Sr.
DB Roy Williams, Oklahoma 6-0 215 Jr.
K Seth Marler, Tulane 6-0 178 Jr.
P Dave Zastudil, Ohio 6-5 215 Sr.
KR Luke Powell, Stanford 5-8 165 Jr.

Related Link:
2001 Freshman All-Americans
FWAA awards calendar

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