Football Writers Association of America Jan. 4, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Griffith
Michigan lands three players on fourth annual team

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (FWAA) The Football Writers Association of America and Scripps announced their fourth annual Freshman All-America team on Tuesday morning during the association's annual awards breakfast.

The team included three players from Michigan and two players each from Southern California, Arizona State and Auburn. There were six unanimous selections, including Heisman Trophy finalist, Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson.

In addition, UTEP coach Mike Price was named the top first-year coach at his school.

The team and coach are selected by a group of writers led by FWAA second vice-president Mike Griffith of the Knoxville News-Sentinel, a member of the Scripps chain. Both true freshmen and redshirt freshmen were considered for the team and so noted.

Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
QB Chad Henne, Michigan 6-2 217 Wyomissing, Pa.
RB Michael Hart, Michigan 5-9 194 Syracuse, N.Y.
RB Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma 6-2 210 Palestine, Texas
RB Jamario Thomas, North Texas 5-11 195 Longview, Texas
WR Todd Blythe, Iowa State 6-5 210 Indianola, Iowa
WR Dwayne Jarrett, USC 6-5 195 New Brunswick, N.J.
TE Zach Miller, Arizona State 6-4 245 Phoenix, Ariz.
OL Sam Baker, USC 6-5 315 Tustin, Calif.
OL Kory Lichtensteiger, Bowling Green 6-3 300 Van Wert, Ohio
OL Jake Long, Michigan 6-7 335 Lapeer, Mich.
OL Barry Richardson, Clemson 6-7 330 Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
OL Ryan Wendell, Fresno State 6-2 260 Diamond Bar, Calif.
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
DL Quentin Groves, Auburn 6-3 239 Greenville, Miss.
DL Stanley McClover, Auburn 6-2 252 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
DL Frank Okam, Texas 6-5 300 Dallas, Texas
LB Dan Connor, Penn State 6-3 218 Wallingford, Pa.
LB Brandon Siler, Florida 6-2 230 Orlando, Fla.
LB Brian Toal, Boston College 6-1 223 Wyckoff, N.J.
LB Josh Williams, Arkansas State 6-1 218 China, Texas
CB Antoine Cason, Arizona 6-1 180 Los Alamitos, Calif.
CB Roshaun Fellows, Tennessee 6-0 185 Warren, Ark.
S Quintin Demps, UTEP 6-0 195 San Antonio, Texas
S Ko Simpson, South Carolina 6-2 185 Rock Hill, S.C.
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
K Travis Bell, Georgia Tech 6-0 205 Roswell, Ga.
P Chris MacDonald, Arizona State 6-2 220 Mesa, Ariz.
KR Kevin Robinson, Utah State 6-0 180 Fresno, Calif.
PR Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State 6-0 170 Cleveland, Ohio
Mike Price, UTEP
Denotes true freshman

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