Powell Earns First-Team All-America honors by Football Writers Association of America

Nov. 28, 2001

Junior Luke Powell today was named First-Team All-America as a kick returner by the Football Writer's Assocation of America. Powell, who leads the Pac-10 and is eighth in the nation in punt returns, becomes the first Stanford football player to earn First-Team All-America honors as a kick returner.

He joins OG Eric Heitmann and FS Tank Williams as the third member of the 2001 Cardinal to earn All-America honors. Both Heitmann and Williams were recognized on the Football News All-America team.

Powell is also Stanford's second leading receiver with 34 catches for 632 yards and an 18.6 yards per catch average.A native of Smryna, Tennessee, Powell has punt returns this season of 49, 51 and 46 yards.

2001 FWAA All-America Team:

                      OFFENSEQB	Antwaan Randle El, IndianaRB	Travis Stephens, TennesseeRB	Luke Staley, BYUWR	Josh Reed, LSUWR	Jabar Gaffney, FloridaTE	Daniel Graham, ColoradoC	LeCharles Bentley, Ohio StateOL	Toniu Fonoti, NebraskaOL	Joaquin Gonzalez, MiamiOL	Bryant McKinnie, MiamiOL	Mike Pearson, Florida

DEFENSEDL Alex Brown, FloridaDL Dwight Freeney, SyracuseDL John Henderson, TennesseeDL Julius Peppers, North CarolinaLB Rocky Calmus, OklahomaLB E.J. Henderson, MarylandLB Robert Thomas, UCLADB Quentin Jammer, TexasDB Troy Polamalu, USCDB Edward Reed, MiamiDB Roy Williams, Oklahoma

SPECIALISTSK Seth Marler, TulaneP Dave Zastudil, OhioKR Luke Powell, Stanford

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