Tripplett Named 1st Team All-American by Football News

Nov. 21, 2001

Seattle - Washington senior defensive tackle Larry Tripplett has been named a first-team All-American by The Football News, one of the nation's oldest publications covering collegiate and professional football.

Tripplett heads into Saturday's final regular-season game at Miami with 37 total tackles. He leads Washington with 14 tackles for loss, the most by any interior defensive lineman in the Pac-10 Conference. Tripplett has two sacks this season and has blocked one kick.

Tripplett was a third-team All-America selection by The Football news last season. He becomes the first Husky defensive lineman to earn first-team All-America honors since Steve Emtman in 1991.

The Football News All-America team is selected by the publication's editorial staff.

2001 Football News All-America Teams

First Team

QB Rex Grossman, Florida
RB Luke Staley, BYU
RB William Green, Boston College
WR Lee Evans, Wisconsin
WR Jabar Gaffney, Florida
TE Daniel Graham, Colorado
OL Mike Williams, Texas
OL Bryant McKinnie, Miami (Fla.)
OL Eric Heitmann, Stanford
OL Terrence Metcalf, Mississippi
K Travis Dorsch, Purdue

DL Dwight Freeney, Syracuse
DL Julius Peppers, North Carolina
DL Wendell Bryant, Wisconsin
DL Larry Tripplett, Washington
LB E.J. Henderson, Maryland
LB Robert Thomas, UCLA
LB Larry Foote, Michigan
DB Edward Reed, Miami (Fla.)
DB Roy Williams, Oklahoma
DB Quentin Jammer, Texas
DB Keyuo Craver, Nebraska
P Dave Zastudil, Ohio

Other Pac-10 Selections:Second Team: OL Levi Jones (Arizona State), DB Tank Williams (Stanford).Third Team: TE Justin Peelle (Oregon), DL Terrell Suggs (Arizona State), LB Kevin Mitchell (Oregon), DB Lamont Thompson (Washington State), DB Troy Polamalu (USC).

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