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.
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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