Suggs And McDonald Named To Midseason All-America Team
Oct. 21, 2002
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State football players Terrell Suggs and Shaun McDonald were included in CNN/Sports Illustrated's midseason All-American team released last week. Suggs was named to the first team, while McDonald was named honorable mention.
Suggs, a junior defensive end from Chandler, Ariz., currently leads the Pac-10 and the NCAA with 13 sacks and also leads the conference with 17.5 tackles for loss. Suggs has a shot at breaking the school single-season mark, currently held by Al Harris who had 19 sacks in 1978. The current NCAA record is 17.5 set by Dwight Freeney of Syracuse (NCAA started recording sacks as an official statistic in 2000).
McDonald, a junior from Phoenix (Shadow Mountain) has caught 55 passes (fifth most in ASU single-season history) for 941 yards and nine touchdowns (sixth in ASU history) this season. He became the only Sun Devil in a season or career to record two games of 200 yards receiving, setting a career-high with 221 vs. Stanford (9/28) and then hauling in 12 receptions for 204 yards in ASU's 45-42 upset of No. 6 Oregon last weekend. The Biletnikoff Award semi-finalist (one of 10 in the nation) is tied for sixth in school history with 20 career touchdowns and is already fifth with 2,403 career receiving yards.
The Sun Devils are 6-2 overall and a perfect 3-0 in Pac-10 play heading into Saturday's 7 p.m. game against Washington at Sun Devil Stadium. The Devils upset to the previously unbeaten Ducks vaulted ASU into the national polls at No. 23 (Associated Press) and No. 25 (USA Today Coaches Poll).