Zach Miller and Chris MacDonald Named Freshman All-Americas

Nov. 29, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University football players Zach Miller and Chris MacDonald have been selected to the 2004 Rivals.com Freshman All-America first team, announced Monday by the organization. Miller was named as a tight end, while MacDonald was the punter. The Sun Devils were only one of five schools to produce two or more freshman All-Americas on the squad.


Miller has already set both of ASU's freshman receiving records as he took possession of the receiving yards record with 524 yards, surpassing the 423 College Football Hall of Famer John Jefferson had in 1974. He already owns ASU's record for receptions by a rookie with 51 catches and has moved into second on the ASU top 10 list for catches by a tight end in a single season. All-American Todd Heap set all of ASU's single-season records for receiving by a tight end with 55 catches for 832 yards in 1999.

MacDonald carries a 43.1 punting average with a long of 72 yards. He has placed 15 punts inside the 15-yard line as well.

The following is the complete first and second team selections:

Freshman All-America First Team:
QB: Chad Henne
6-2, 217, Michigan (Tr.)

DE: Wallace Gilberry
6-2, 251, Alabama (RS)

RB: Adrian Peterson
6-2, 210, Oklahoma (Tr.)

DE: Quentin Groves
6-3, 243, Auburn (RS)

RB: Michael Hart
5-9, 194, Michigan (Tr.)

DT: Joseph Bryant
6-4, 316, Texas A&M (RS)

WR: Dwayne Jarrett
6-4, 195, USC (Tr.)

DT: Tony Jenkins
6-3, 293, Syracuse (RS)

WR: Calvin Johnson
6-4, 225, Ga. Tech (Tr.)

LB: Brian Toal
6-1, 223, Boston Coll. (Tr.)

TE: Zach Miller
6-4, 250, Arizona State (Tr.)

LB: Dan Connor
6-3, 218, Penn State (Tr.)

OT: Sam Baker
6-5, 290, USC (RS)

LB: Brandon Siler
6-2, 230, Florida (Tr.)

OT: Jake Long
6-7, 335, Michigan (RS)

S: Ko Simpson
6-2, 180, S. Carolina (Tr.)

OG: Charlston Gray
6-3, 300, North Carolina (RS)

S: Anthony Reddick
6-0, 188, Miami (Tr.)

OG: Martin O'Donnell
6-5, 290, Illinois (RS)

CB: Antoine Cason
6-1, 180, Arizona (Tr.)

C: Chris Yoder
6-3, 292, Texas A&M (RS)

CB: Roshaun Fellows
6-0, 185, Tennessee (RS)

P: Chris MacDonald
6-4, 214, Arizona St. (RS)

K: Travis Bell
6-0, 205, Georgia Tech (RS)

PR: Ted Ginn Jr.
6-0, 170, Ohio State (Tr.)

KR: Prentiss Elliott
6-0, 175, Okla. State (Tr.)

Utility: Michael Bumpus
5-11, 174, Wash. St. (Tr.)

Rivals.com Rivals.com Freshman All-America Second Team
QB: Erik Ainge
6-6, 200, Tennessee (Tr.)

DE: Lawrence Jackson
6-5, 270, USC (RS)

RB: Jamario Thomas
5-11, 195, North Texas (Tr.)

DE: Jason Jack
6-4, 270, Texas A&M (RS)

RB: Marshawn Lynch
5-11, 200, Cal (Tr.)

DT: Chris Norwell
6-7, 270, Illinois (RS)

WR: Todd Blythe
6-5, 210, Iowa State (RS)

DT: Ricky Abren
6-2, 275, Kentucky (RS)

WR: Ernie Wheelwright
6-5, 210, Minnesota (RS)

LB: Jonathan Abbate
6-0, 247, Wake Forest (RS)

TE: Martin Rucker
6-5, 240, Missouri (RS)

LB: Jordon Dizon
6-0, 210, Colorado (Tr.)

OT: Barry Richardson
6-7, 350, Clemson (Tr.)

LB: Josh Williams
6-1, 231, Arkansas St. (RS)

OT: Matt Brim
6-6, 305, Wake Forest (RS)

S: Japhus Brown
5-11, 193, Texas A&M (RS)

OG: Will Arnold
6-5, 300, LSU (RS)

S: Justin Harrison
5-11, 205, Illinois (Tr.)

OG: Peter Graniello
6-7, 293, Arizona (RS)

CB: Jonathan Hefney
5-10, 172, Tennessee (Tr.)

C: Adam Spieker
6-3, 305, Missouri (RS)

CB: Darrelle Revis
6-0, 180, Pittsburgh (Tr.)

P: Kenneth DeBauche
6-2, 212, Wisconsin (RS)

K: Connor Barth
6-1, 175, N. Carolina (Tr.)

PR: Danny Amendola
5-11, 174, Texas Tech (Tr.)

KR: Chris Davis
6-0, 175, Duke (Tr.)

Utility: Eddie Royal
5-10, 172, Va. Tech (Tr.)

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