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Razorback Football Players Continue to Rack up

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback Football Players Continue to Rack up

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Four Razorback first-year players picked up gridiron honors on Monday as the Football Writers Association of America named its freshman All-American squad and The Sporting News released its SEC All-Freshman team.

Freshman offensive tackle Shawn Andrews and first-year cornerback Lawrence Richardson were selected to the FWAA Freshman All-America team. As a partial qualifier, Richardson is technically a sophomore by NCAA standards but played his first collegiate campaign in 2001. The Galveston, Texas, native could earn a fourth year of eligibility by graduating in four years. Richardson started all 12 games at the field cornerback position and led the SEC with 20 pass deflections. Richardson also made 51 tackles and returned 18 kickoffs for 416 yards a touchdown.

Andrews earned his second freshman All-America recognition after being honored by The Sporting News last month. Inserted into the starting lineup in the third game of the season, Andrews helped Arkansas average more than 370 yards in total offense in the Hogs’ final nine regular season contests. Andrews was also a consensus SEC All-Freshman team selection.

In addition, Andrews, linebacker Jeb Huckeba and cornerback Ahmad “Batman” Carroll were named to The Sporting News’ SEC All-Freshman list. Huckeba was a key reserve and special teams player earning 24 tackles on the campaign. The Searcy, Ark., product was also recognized on the SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman squad.

Carroll earned third-team freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News as well as earning plaudits from league coaches and the Knoxville News-Sentinel on their SEC All-Freshman squads. Carroll tallied 42 tackles and 13 pass deflections in his inaugural season with the Hogs.

Arkansas finished the 2001 season with a 7-5 record including a berth in the 2002 SBC Cotton Bowl.




The Football Writers’ Association of America Freshman All-America Team
OFFENSE
OFFENSE
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

DEFENSE
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

SPECIALISTS
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.



The Sporting News SEC All-Freshman Team
Offense

WR Kelley Washington, 6-4, 225, Tennessee
WR Fred Gibson, 6-4, 180, Georgia
TE None
OL (T) Shawn Andrews, 6-6, 330, Arkansas
OL (G) Doug Buckles, 6-5, 290, Mississippi*
OL (C) Ben Wilkerson, 6-4, 275, LSU
OL (G) Justin Smiley, 6-3, 292, Alabama*
OL (G) Marcus Johnson, 6-6, 320, Mississippi*
QB David Greene, 6-3, 222, Georgia*
RB Carnell Williams, 5-11, 193, Auburn
RB Ronnie Brown, 6-1, 226, Auburn*

Defense
DL (T) David Pollack, 6-2, 260, Georgia
DL (T) Ronald Fields, 6-3, 295, Mississippi State
DL Ellery Moore, 6-3, 260, Kentucky
LB Pat Brunner, 6-3, 240, Vanderbilt*
LB Brian Lester, 6-2, 226, Mississippi*
LB Jeb Huckeba, 6-4, 210, Arkansas
LB Mayo Sowell,, 6-2, 220, Auburn*
DB (CB) Carlos Rogers, 6-1, 167, Auburn
DB (CB) Ahmad Carroll, 5-11, 190, Arkansas
DB (CB) Lorenzo Parker, 5-11, 186, Vanderbilt*
DB (FS) Eric Oliver, 6-2, 207, Mississippi

Special Teams
K Jonathan Nichols, 6-0, 180, Mississippi*
P Jared Cook, 5-10, 185, Mississippi State*
KR Fred Gibson, 6-4, 180, Georgia

*denotes redshirt



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