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Hamlin Named to Football News All-Freshman Tea

Hamlin Named to Football News All-Freshman Tea

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Razorback redshirt freshman Ken Hamlin has been named to The Football News All-Freshman team it was announced by the publication on Friday.
It is the second such honor for the free safety from Memphis, Tenn., after earning Freshman All-America recognition earlier this month from The Sporting News. In addition, Hamlin was named to both the Southeastern Conference Coaches’ and Knoxville News-Sentinel’s All-SEC Freshman squads.
“I’m extremely proud of the season Ken had at free safety,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “To come in and lead the team in tackles in his first year of collegiate competition is truly outstanding. Ken is one of the main reasons we led the league in passing defense. We are looking forward to even bigger and better things from him down the road.”
Hamlin, a 6-2, 210-pound free safety, recorded two interceptions and led the Razorbacks in tackles this season with 104, including 57 solo stops.
The Razorbacks will reconvene in Las Vegas, Nev., on Saturday night before beginning official bowl-week preparations on Sunday. The Razorbacks (6-5) will take on the UNLV Rebels (7-5) in Las Vegas Bowl IX on Dec. 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. The game will be televised by ESPN2.

2000 Football News All-Freshman Team
Pos., Player, School
QB Phillip Rivers, North Carolina State
RB Rich Alexis, Washington
RB Mewelde Moore, Tulane
WR Jabar Gaffney, Florida
WR Roy Williams, Texas
TE Jeremy Johnson, Fresno State
OL Michael Munoz, Tennessee
OL Lenny Vandermande, USC
OL Mark Wilson, California
OL John Bennett, Georgia Tech
OL Travelle Wharton, South Carolina
PK Steve Azar, Northern Illinois

Pos., Player, School
DE Darnell Dockett, Florida State
DE DeMarco McNeil, Auburn
DE Terrell Suggs, Arizona State
DE Nathaniel Adibi, Virginia Tech
LB Richard Siegler, Oregon State
LB Daryl Smith, Georgia Tech
LB Grant Wiley, West Virginia
DB Ken Hamlin, Arkansas
DB Stuart Schweigert, Purdue
DB Michael Jolivette, Arizona
DB Derrick Strait , Oklahoma
P Cody Scates, Texas A&M

Offensive Freshman of the Year: Jabar Gaffney, Florida
Defensive Freshman of the Year: Darnell Dockett, Florida State

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