Williams Named 2nd Team All-American by CNNSI.com
Dec. 9, 2002
Seattle - Washington sophomore wide receiver Reggie Williams has been named a second-team All-American by the CNNSI.com. Husky junior quarterback Cody Pickett was an honorable mention selection by the media outlet. This is the fourth year CNNSI.com has selected All-America teams for college football. It is one of seven polls officially recognized by the NCAA in honoring consensus All-Americans.
Williams led Washington in 2002 with 89 receptions for 1390 yards. Both marks were Husky single-season records. Williams ranked fifth in the nation in receiving yards per game (115.8) and is eighth in receptions per game (7.42). During his first two seasons as a Husky he has already set UW career records for receptions (144) and receiving yards (2,363).
Pickett established a Husky single-season passing record by throwing for 4,186 yards. He became the first quarterback in Pac-10 history to surpass the 4,000-yard passing mark in a season.
Robinson and Meadow Draw Honors from The Sporting News
Washington placed two freshmen on The Sporting News 2002 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team. True freshman Nate Robinson and redshirt offensive tackle Robin Meadow were selected by the publication. Meadow started two games at strong tackle and was a backup at the position for the entire season. Robinson started the last five games of the season at cornerback and finished the season with two interceptions, six pass defenses and 26 total tackles.
2002 CNNSI.com All-America Team
QB Carson Palmer, USCRB Larry Johnson, Penn StateRB Willis McGahee, MiamiWR Charles Rogers, Michigan StateWR Rashaun Woods, Oklahoma StateTE Dallas Clark, IowaOL Shawn Andrews, ArkansasOL Jordan Gross, UtahOL Vince Manuwai, HawaiiOL Bruce Nelson, IowaOL Brett Romberg, Miami
DL Michael Haynes, Penn St.DL Rien Long, Washington St.DL David Pollack, GeorgiaDL Terrell Suggs, Arizona St.LB E.J. Henderson, MarylandLB Teddy Lehman, OklahomaLB Matt Wilhelm, Ohio StateDB Mike Doss, Ohio StateDB Jim Leonhard, WisconsinDB Terence Newman, Kansas St.DB Shane Walton, Notre Dame
K Nate Kaeding, IowaP Mark Mariscal, ColoradoKR Derek Abney, KentuckyPR DeJuan Groce, Nebraska
Player of the Year: Carson Palmer, USC.Coach of the Year: Jim Tressel, Ohio State
QB Brad Banks, IowaRB Chris Brown, ColoradoRB Maurice Clarett, Ohio StateWR Reggie Williams, WashingtonWR Nate Burleson, NevadaTE Kellen Winslow Jr., MiamiOL Montrae Holland, Florida StateOL Derrick Roche, Washington StateOL Mike Saffer, UCLA DBOL Eric Steinbach, IowaOL Brett Williams, Florida State
DL Tully Banta-Cain, CalDL Colin Cole, IowaDL Tommie Harris, OklahomaDL Jerome McDougle, MiamiLB Bradie James, LSULB Gerald Hayes, PittsburghLB Lance Mitchell, OklahomaDB Lynaris Elpheage, TulaneDB Terrence Holt, N.C. StateDB Etric Pruitt, Southern MissDB Nathan Vasher, Texas
K Mike Nugent, Ohio StateP Andy Groom, Ohio StateKR Charles Pauley, San Jose StatePR Steve Suter, Maryland
The Sporting News2002 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team
WR Mike Williams, 6-5, 210, USCWR Derek Hagan, 6-0, 199, Arizona StateTE Dan Haines, 6-4, 245, Oregon State*OL Chaz White, 6-4, 300, Arizona StateOL Winston Justice, 6-6, 305, USCOL Mike McCloskey, 6-5, 280, UCLA*OL Riley Fitt-Chappel, 6-6, 288, Washington State*OL Robin Meadow, 6-5, 305, Washington*QB Kyle Matter, 6-3, 205, Stanford*RB Cornell Canidate, 5-9, 190, Arizona State*RB Tyler Ebell, 5-9, 170, UCLA*
DL Haloti Ngata, 6-4, 333, OregonDL Nick Johnson, 6-4, 245, Arizona StateDL Adam Braidwood, 6-4, 242, Washington StateDL Julian Jenkins, 6-4, 240, StanfordLB Spencer Havner, 6-4, 232, UCLA*LB Jamar Williams, 6-2, 210, Arizona StateLB Will Derting, 6-0, 235, Washington State*DB Darrell Brooks, 6-0, 191, Arizona*DB Donnie McCleskey, 5-10, 180, CaliforniaDB Nate Robinson, 5-9, 180, WashingtonDB Jarrad Page, 6-1, 200, UCLA
K Michael Sgroi, 5-11, 200, Stanford*P Tom Malone, 6-0, 185, USCKR Hakim Hill, 6-0, 211, Arizona State** denotes redshirt
Pac-10 Offensive Freshman of the Year: Mike Williams, WR, USC
Pac-10 Defensive Freshman of the Year: Spencer Havner, LB, UCLA