Andrew Carnahan Named Rivals.com Freshman All-American
Nov. 26, 2003
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Arizona State redshirt freshman football player Andrew Carnahan has been named a Rivals.com Freshman All-American it was announced Wednesday. The Hereford, Texas, native has become a key member of the Sun Devils offensive line and has started every game this season at left tackle.
Carnahan and his fellow offensive lineman rank third in the Pac-10 in sacks allowed (24) and anchor an offense that has scored on 24 of its last 27 trips into the red zone.
Florida leads the way on the Rivals.com team with three first-team freshman All-Americans: quarterback Chris Leak, linebacker Channing Crowder and punter Eric Wilbur. Miami and Minnesota each placed two players on the team.
Following is the 2003 Rivals.com Freshman All-American Team:
Rivals.com Freshman All-American Team - Offense
QB: Chris Leak
Florida6-1 / 215 / TFr / Charlotte, N.C.Gators caught fire after Leak was placed in the lineup for good.
RB: Lynell Hamilton
San Diego State6-1 / 215 / TFr / Stockton, Calif.Rivals.com's No. 7 back from 2002 eclipsed 1,000-yard mark.
RB: Laurence Maroney
Minnesota5-11 / 200 / TFr / St. LouisAveraged 6.7 yards per carry and fell just short of 1,000 yards.
WR: Charles Gordon
Kansas5-11 / 165 / RFr / Carson, Calif.Caught 53 passes and also saw playing time in the secondary.
WR: Ryan Moore
Miami6-3 / 202 / RFr / Orlando, Fla.Future star is Hurricanes' second-leading receiver with 39 grabs.
TE: Matt Spaeth
Minnesota6-6 / 265 / RFr / Albertville, Minn.Caught 12 passes and flashed promise of future stardom.
OL: Ryan Harris
Notre Dame6-5 / 270 / TFr / St. Paul, Minn.Third true freshman in school history to start on offensive line.
OL: Justin Blalock
Texas6-4 / 330 / RFr / Plano, TexasA natural guard but was a rock all season at right tackle.
OL: Matt Maddox
Illinois6-4 / 290 / RFr / Manasquan, N.J.Played every snap of season and more than held his own.
OL: Mike Otto
Purdue6-5 / 300 / RFr / Kokomo, Ind.Started every game at tackle and had moments of dominance.
OL: Andrew Carnahan
Arizona State6-8 / 300 / RFr / Hereford, TexasMade a difference in all phases of Sun Devil offensive attack.
Freshman Offensive Player of the Year: Chris Leak
Rivals.com Freshman All-American Team - Defense
DL: Mario Williams
N.C. State6-7 / 254 / TFr / Richlands, N.C.Havoc-wreaker: 4 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, 4 pass break-ups.
DL: Jermaine McElveen
UAB6-5 / 245 / TFr / AtlantaRemember the name: recorded 6 sacks, 15 quarterback hurries.
DL: Brian Smith
Missouri6-3 / 220 / TFr / Denton, TexasSplashed onto the scene with 8 sacks and 8 tackles for loss.
DL: Quinn Pitcock
Ohio State6-4 / 285 / RFr / Piqua, OhioBig run-stuffer broke into rotation on outstanding defensive line.
LB: Ahmad Brooks
Virginia6-4 / 250 / TFr / Woodbridge, Va.Prototype linebacker roams the field and makes plays.
LB: Channing Crowder
Florida6-2 / 236 / TFr / AtlantaNation's leading tackler among freshmen; Gator defensive MVP.
LB: Justin Warren
Texas A&M6-3 / 220 / TFr / Tyler, Texas2002 prep star made smooth transition into college ranks.
DB: Leon Hall
Michigan6-1 / 170 / TFr / Vista, Calif.Started from day one and leads Wolverines in interceptions.
DB: LaRon Landry
LSU6-2 / 180 / TFr / Boutte, La.Has held down a starting safety spot since arriving on campus.
DB: Brandon Browner
Oregon State6-4 / 193 / RFr / Sylmar, Calif.Big, rangy cover man intercepted five passes.
DB: Darnell Bing
USC6-2 / 220 / TFr / Lakewood, Calif.Imposing presence for one of nation's best defenses.
Freshman Defensive Player of the Year: Channing Crowder
Rivals.com Freshman All-American Team - Special Teams
K: Jon Peattie
Miami6-3 / 190 / TFr / Clearwater, Fla.Top national scorer among freshmen; made 19 of 23 field goals.
P: Eric Wilbur
Florida6-2 / 190 / TFr / Winter Park, Fla.Averaging 45 yards per punt, already among nation's best.
RS: Ryne Robinson
Miami (Ohio)5-11 / 170 / TFr / Toledo, Ohio3 returns for TDs, among national leaders in return average.
Rivals.com Freshman All-American Team - Hon. Mention
QB: Vince Young, Texas; Reggie Ball, Georgia Tech; Kevin Kolb, Houston.
RB: Robert Merrill, TCU; Austin Scott, Penn State; LenDale White, USC; Reggie Bush, USC; Jerry Seymour, Central Michigan; Michael Cooper, Georgia; Justin Vincent, LSU; Tim Castille, Alabama.
WR: Steve Odom, Toledo; Santonio Holmes, Ohio State; D'Juan Woods, Oklahoma State; Chris Jordan, Washington State; Calvin Davis, Iowa.
TE: Garret Bushong, Purdue; Cody Boyd, Washington State.
OL: Ian-Yates Cunningham, Virginia; Ofa Mohetau, BYU; Corey Hilliard, Oklahoma State; Mike Jones, Iowa.
DL: Victor Abiamiri, Notre Dame; Nolan Burchette, Virginia Tech; LaMarr Woodley, Michigan; Jason Berryman, Iowa State; Brad Girtman, Oklahoma State.
LB: Kai Parham, Virginia; Aaron Rouse, Virginia Tech; Victor DeGrate, Oklahoma State.
DB: Bernard Pollard, Purdue; Marcus Hamilton, Virginia; Ryan Glasper, Boston College; Quinton Culberson, Mississippi State; Michael Griffin, Texas.
K: David Dyches, Nebraska.
P: Jared Scruggs, Rice; Chris Beckman, Tulane.
RS: Mike Mason, North Carolina; Maurice Drew, UCLA.
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