Football Writers Association of America Jan. 3, 2002
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Griffith
Four schools boast two players apiece
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (FWAA) The nation's leading rusher, Nevada's Chance Kretschmer, is one of many stars highlighting the inaugural FWAA Freshman All-America Team.

The team was chosen by a panel of FWAA members representing each conference. The panel submitted nominations over the course of the season and an Internet vote by the panel was held position by position accordingly.

Division I-A players competing in their first year of college football were eligible.

The panel members were: Randy Holtz, Rocky Mountain News; Adam Thompson, Denver Post; Mike Vega, Boston Globe; Ron Higgins, Memphis Commercial Appeal; Greg Doyel, Charlotte Observer; Bob Condotta, Tacoma News-Tribune; Angelique Chengalis, Detroit News; Doug Zaleski, Muncie Star-Press; Neal Farmer, Houston Chronicle, and Mike Griffith, of the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt.
QB Ben Roethlisberger, Miami (Ohio) 6-5 209
RB Anthony Davis, Wisconsin 5-8 189
RB Chance Kretschmer, Nevada 6-2 220
WR Taylor Stubblefield, Purdue 6-1 168
WR Kelley Washington, Tennessee 6-3 215
WR Reggie Williams, Washington 6-4 215
C Vince Carter, Oklahoma 6-3 265
G Justin Smiley, Alabama 6-3 295
G Claude Terrell, New Mexico 6-3 320
T Shawn Andrews, Arkansas 6-6 330
T Logan Mankins, Fresno State 6-4 290
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt.
DL Shaun Cody, USC 6-5 255
DL Tommie Harris, Oklahoma 6-3 275
DL Vince Wilfork, Miami 6-2 338
LB Justin Beriault, Ball State 6-3 190
LB Derrick Johnson, Texas 6-4 215
LB Robert Rodriguez, UTEP 6-1 230
LB Bradley Vance, Minnesota 6-1 211
CB *Lawrence Richardson, Arkansas 5-10 174
CB Matt Ware, UCLA 6-3 199
SS Mitch Meeuwsen, Oregon State 6-2 209
FS Marvin Godbolt, TCU 5-11 195
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt.
K Dusty Mangum, Texas 5-11 175
P Tony Yelk, Iowa State 6-0 201
KR Chad Owens, Hawaii 5-8 175
PR Charles Frederick, Washington 6-0 190
*Richardson is listed as a sophomore, but because he was a partial qualifier in 2000 he can regain his first year of eligibility by graduating on time.

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