Associated Press Tabs Reggie Williams 1st Team All-American

Dec. 17, 2002

Seattle - Washington sophomore wide receiver Reggie Williams has been named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press. It marks the sixth time this year that Williams has been honored as an All-American. He was also a first-team selection by the Football Writers of America Association, and He was a second-team pick by and The Sporting News named him a fourth-team All-American.

'This is a great honor,' Williams said. 'It just shows that hard work can pay off for you at the end of the day. I really appreciate being recognized by the AP and all of the other publications.'

Williams is the first Husky to earn first-team AP All-America honors since offensive guard Chad Ward in 2002.

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).

Williams is the first Husky wide receiver to earn first-team All-America honors since Jerome Pathon was named to the America Football Coaches Association team in 1997.

First team

Quarterback -- Carson Palmer, Southern California, 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, senior, Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Running backs -- Larry Johnson, Penn State, 6-2, 222, senior, State College, Pa.; Willis McGahee, Miami, 6-1, 224, sophomore, Miami.

Wide receivers -- Charles Rogers, Michigan State, 6-4, 205, junior, Saginaw, Mich.; Reggie Williams, Washington, 6-4, 240, sophomore, Tacoma, Wash.

Tight end -- Dallas Clark, Iowa, 6-4, 244, senior, Livermore, Iowa.

Center -- Brett Romberg, Miami, 6-3, 290, senior, Windsor, Ontario.Guards-tackles -- Shawn Andrews, Arkansas, 6-5, 345, sophomore, Camden, Ark.; Derrick Dockery, Texas, 6-6, 345, senior, Garland, Texas; Jordan Gross, Utah, 6-5, 306, senior, Fruitland, Idaho; Eric Steinbach, Iowa, 6-7, 284, senior, Lockport, Ill.

Kicker -- Mike Nugent, Ohio State, 5-10, 170, sophomore, Centerville, Ohio.

All-Purpose -- Derek Abney, Kentucky, 5-10, 175, junior, Mosinee, Wis.

Linemen -- Tommie Harris, Oklahoma, 6-3, 280, sophomore, Killeen, Texas; Rien Long, Washington State, 6-6, 287, junior, Anacortes, Wash.; David Pollack, Georgia, 6-2, 275, sophomore, Snellville, Ga.; Terrell Suggs, Arizona State, 6-3, 251, junior, Chandler, Ariz.

Linebackers -- E.J. Henderson, Maryland, 6-2, 250, senior, Aberdeen, Md.; Teddy Lehman, Oklahoma, 6-2, 235, junior, Fort Gibson, Okla.; Matt Wilhelm, Ohio State, 6-5, 245, senior, Lorain, Ohio.

Backs -- Mike Doss, Ohio State, 5-11, 204, senior, Canton, Ohio; Terence Newman, Kansas State, 5-11, 185, senior, Salina, Kan.; Troy Polamalu, Southern California, 5-10, 215, senior, Tenmile, Ore.; Shane Walton, Notre Dame, 5-11, 185, senior, San Diego.

Punter -- Mark Mariscal, Colorado, 6-2, 200, senior, Tallahassee, Fla.

Second Team

Quarterback -- Brad Banks, Iowa.

Running backs -- Chris Brown, Colorado; Quentin Griffin, Oklahoma.

Wide receivers -- Nate Burleson, Nevada; Rashaun Woods, Oklahoma State.

Tight end -- Kellen Winslow Jr., Miami.

Center -- Jeff Faine, Notre Dame.

Guards-tackles -- Vincent Manuwai, Hawaii; Derrick Roche, Washington State; Jon Stinchcomb, Georgia; Brett Williams, Florida State.

Kicker -- Nate Kaeding, Iowa.

All-purpose -- DeJuan Groce, Nebraska.

Linemen -- Michael Haynes, Penn State; Dan Klecko, Temple; Jerome McDougle, Miami; Cory Redding, Texas.

Linebackers -- Boss Bailey, Georgia; Bradie James, LSU; LaMarcus McDonald, TCU.

Backs -- Brandon Everage, Oklahoma; Terrence Holt, North Carolina State; Marlin Jackson, Michigan; Marcus Trufant, Washington State.

Punter -- Andy Groom, Ohio State.

Third Team
Quarterback -- Ken Dorsey, Miami.

Running backs -- Avon Cobourne, West Virginia; Steve Jackson, Oregon State.

Wide receivers -- Andre Johnson, Miami; Shaun McDonald, Arizona State.

Tight end -- Bennie Joppru, Michigan.

Center -- Bruce Nelson, Iowa.

Guards-tackles -- Sherko Haji-Rasouli, Miami; Montrae Holland, Florida State; Will Ofenheusle, Tennessee; Mike Saffer, UCLA.

Kicker -- Billy Bennett, Georgia.

All-purpose -- Charles Pauley, San Jose State.

Linemen -- Jarret Johnson, Alabama; William Joseph, Miami; Jimmy Kennedy, Penn State; Calvin Pace, Wake Forest.

Linebackers -- Rod Davis, Southern Mississippi; Gerald Hayes, Pittsburgh; Courtney Watson, Notre Dame.

Backs -- Rod Babers, Texas; Vontez Duff, Notre Dame; Chris Gamble, Ohio State; Jim Leonhard, Wisconsin.

Punter -- Glenn Pakulak, Kentucky.

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