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Andrews Named to AFCA All-America Team for Sec

Andrews Named to AFCA All-America Team for Sec

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the second-consecutive year, Arkansas junior offensive tackle Shawn Andrews has been named to the American Football Coaches’ Association (AFCA) All-America team. The 25-man team was announced on Thursday.

Andrews joins Oklahoma defensive tackle Tommie Harris as the only players on this year’s squad to earn back-to-back All-America accolades from the organization.

Andrews has already been tabbed as a finalist for both the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award. He has also earned first-team All-America honors from the Football Writers’ Association of America (FWAA). He is the first Razorback to garner back-to-back All-America honors since Billy Ray Smith Jr., in 1981-82.

The Camden, Ark., native has racked up a team-high 85 knockdowns this season. He has helped pave the way for the Hogs’ SEC-leading 237.1 yards per game on the ground. Arkansas ranks sixth in the nation in rushing offense.

Andrews also made school history by becoming the first UA offensive lineman to earn a rushing attempt in a win over New Mexico State. The 6-6, 353-pound offensive tackle has three career carries for three yards and two touchdowns.

The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all four of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the men who know the players the best – the coaches themselves.

The AFCA’s Division I-A All-America Selection Committee is made up of three head coaches from each of the AFCA’s nine I-A districts, one of whom serves as a district chairman, along with another head coach who serves as the chairman of the selection committee.

The coaches in each district are responsible for ranking the top players in their respective districts, that information, along with ballots submitted by I-A head coaches, are used to select the AFCA I-A Coaches’ All-America Team.

2003 AFCA Coaches’ All-America Team
Pos. – Name, Ht., Wt., Cl., School, Coach, Hometown (High School)
WR – Larry Fitzgerald, 6-3, 225, So., Pittsburgh, Walt Harris, Minneapolis, Minn. (Valley Forge Military)
WR – Rashaun Woods, 6-2, 195, Sr., Oklahoma St., Les Miles, Oklahoma City, Okla. (Millwood)
TE – Kellen Winslow, 6-5, 250, Jr., Miami (Fla.), Larry Coker, San Diego, Calif. (Scripps Ranch)
OL – Jacob Rogers, 6-6, 305, Sr., USC, Pete Carroll, Oxnard, Calif. (Oxnard)
OL – Shawn Andrews*, 6-6, 353, Jr., Arkansas, Houston Nutt, Camden, Ark. (Fairview)
C – Jake Grove, 6-3, 300, Sr., Virginia Tech, Frank Beamer, Forest, Va. (Jefferson Forest)
OL – Jammal Brown, 6-6, 313, Jr., Oklahoma, Bob Stoops, Lawton, Okla. (MacArthur)
OL – Robert Gallery, 6-7, 321, Sr., Iowa, Kirk Ferentz, Masonville, Iowa (East Buchanan)
QB – Jason White, 6-3, 221, Sr., Oklahoma, Bob Stoops, Tuttle, Okla. (Tuttle)
RB – Kevin Jones, 6-0, 221, Jr., Virginia Tech, Frank Beamer, Chester, Pa. (Cardinal O’Hara)
RB – Chris Perry, 6-1, 218, Sr., Michigan, Lloyd Carr, Advance, N.C. (Fork Union Military)

Pos. – Name, Ht., Wt., Cl., School, , Coach, Hometown (High School)
DL – Tommie Harris*, 6-3, 289, Jr., Oklahoma, Bob Stoops, Killeen, Texas (Ellison)
DL – David Pollack, 6-3, 278, Jr., Georgia, Mark Richt, Snellville, Ga. (Shiloh)
DL – Will Smith, 6-4, 265, Sr., Ohio St., Jim Tressel, Utica, N.Y. (Proctor)
DL – Dave Ball, 6-6, 269, Sr., UCLA, Karl Dorrell, Dixon, Calif. (Dixon)
LB – Teddy Lehman, 6-2, 243, Sr., Oklahoma, Bob Stoops, Fort Gibson, Okla. (Fort Gibson)
LB – Jonathan Vilma, 6-2, 223, Sr., Miami (Fla.), Larry Coker, Coral Gables, Fla. (Coral Gables)
LB – Karlos Dansby, 6-5, 234, Sr., Auburn, Tommy Tuberville, Birmingham, Ala. (Woodlawn)
DB – Sean Taylor, 6-3, 230, Jr., Miami (Fla.), Larry Coker, Miami, Fla. (Gulliver Prep)
DB – Derrick Strait, 5-11, 195, Sr., Oklahoma, Bob Stoops, Austin, Texas (Lanier)
DB – Corey Webster, 6-0, 201, Jr., LSU, Nick Saban, Vacherie, La. (St. James)
DB – Sean Jones, 6-2, 209, Jr., Georgia, Mark Richt, Atlanta, Ga. (Westlake)

Pos. – Name, Ht., Wt., Cl., School, Coach, Hometown (High School)
P – Kyle Larson, 6-0, 205, Sr., Nebraska, Frank Solich, Funk, Neb. (Kearney)
PK – Nate Kaeding, 6-0, 180, Sr., Iowa, Kirk Ferentz, Coralville, Iowa (Iowa City West)
RS – Antonio Perkins, 6-0, 188, Jr., Oklahoma, Bob Stoops, Lawton, Okla. (Lawton)
*- 2002 AFCA All-American

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