Kenechi Udeze Named To 2003 The Sporting News All-American First Team

Dec. 9, 2003

Junior defensive end Kenechi Udeze has been named to the 2003 The Sporting News All-American first team, while safety Darnell Bing made the publication's Freshman All-American first team.

Senior offensive tackle Jacob Rogers and sophomore wide receiver Mike Williams made the TSN All-American second team.

It's the second All-American first team honor for Udeze in 2003, as he previously made the Football Writers squad. He is the first All-American first team Trojan defensive lineman since Tim Ryan in 1989. The three-year starter also is one of six finalists for the Hendricks Award.

He had 51 tackles this season, including 22 for loss with 13.5 sacks (both team bests). He also had 4 forced fumble, a fumble recovery for a touchdown, 3 deflections and a blocked field goal. He currently is fourth nationally in sacks (1.1, second in Pac-10), fifth in tackles for a loss (1.8, first in Pac-10) and tied for 10th in forced fumbles (0.4, third in Pac-10)...1 of only 2 players ranked in the Top 10 in all 3 categories. His 22 tackles for a loss and 13.5 sacks in 2003 are the most by a Trojan defensive lineman since Tim Ryan's 28 and 20, respectively, in 1989. He is the first Trojan with double digits in sacks since Willie McGinest in 1992 (16).

Bing he had 60 tackles (fourth on USC), including 2 for losses, plus a fumble recovery, 2 interceptions and 5 deflections while starting at strong safety in 2003. He was named to the All-Pac-10 honorable mention squad.

TSN 2003 All-American Teams

First Team

Offense

WR Mark Clayton, OU

WR Larry Fitzgerald, Pitt

TE Kellon Winslow, Miami

T Robert Gallery, Iowa

T Shawn Andrews, Arkansas

G Stephen Peterman, LSU

G Shannon Snell, Florida

C Jake Grove, Virginia Tech

QB Jason White, OU

RB Kevin Jones, Virginia Tech

RB Chris Perry, Michigan

Defense

E Dave Ball, UCLA

T Chad Lavalais, LSU

T Tommie Harris, OU

E Kenechi Udeze, USC

LB Grant Wiley, WVU

LB Teddy Lehman, OU

LB Josh Buhl, Kansas State

DB Derrick Strait, OU

DB Keiwan Ratliff, Florida

DB Sean Taylor, Miami

DB Josh Bullocks, Nebraska

Specialists

K Drew Dunning, Washington State

P Dustin Colquitt, Tennessee

PR Antonio Perkins, OU

Second Team

Offense

WR Mike Williams, USC

WR Geoff McArthur, Cal

TE Ben Troupe, Florida

T Jammal Brown, OU

T Jacob Rogers, USC

G David Baas, Michigan

G Tillman Holloway, Texas

C Ben Wilkerson, LSU

QB Eli Manning, Ole Miss

RB Darren Sproles, K-State

RB Michael Turner, Northern Illinois

Defense

E Jason Babin, Western Michigan

T Darnell Dockett, FSU

T Randy Starks, Maryland

E Will Smith, Ohio State

LB Derrick Johnson, Texas

LB Rod Davis, USM

LB D.J. Williams, Miami (Fla.)

DB Chris Gamble, Ohio State

DB DeAngelo Hall, Virginia Tech

DB Thomas Davis, Georgia

DB Stuart Schweigert, Purdue

Specialists

K Nick Browne, TCU

P Brandon Fields, Michigan State

KR DeAndra Cobb, Michigan State

TSN Freshman All-American Teams

*denotes redshirt

First team

Offense

WR Charles Gordon, 5-11, 165, Kansas*

WR Steve Odom, 5-10, 175, Toledo*

TE Daniel Coats, 6-3, 240, BYU*

OL (T) Daniel Inman, 6-7, 315, Georgia*

OL (T) Mike Otto, 6-5, 295, Purdue*

OL (T) Justin Blalock, 6-4, 340, Texas*

OL (G) Leroy Harris, 6-3, 285, N.C. State*

OL (C) Trevor Rees, 6-2, 275, Northwestern

QB Chris Leak, 6-1, 205, Florida

RB Jerry Seymour, 5-8, 190, Central Michigan

RB Lynell Hamilton, 6-1, 215, San Diego State

Defense

E Mario Williams, 6-7, 254, N.C. State

E Brian Smith, 6-4, 210, Missouri*

T Ray McDonald, 6-3, 252, Florida*

T Lamar Mills, 6-1, 275, Kentucky*

LB Channing Crowder, 6-2, 236, Florida

LB Ahmad Brooks, 6-4, 249, Virginia

LB Paul Tithof, 6-1, 202, Western Michigan*

CB Brandon Browner, 6-4, 194, Oregon State*

CB Quinton Culberson, 6-0, 210, Mississippi State

S Darnell Bing, 6-2, 220, USC

S Will Meyers, 6-0, 190, Indiana

Special teams

K Jon Peattie, 6-3, 200, Miami (Fla.)*

P Brandon Fields, 6-5, 219, Michigan State*

KR Ryne Robinson, 5-10, 169, Miami (Ohio)

Second team

Offense

WR Santonio Holmes, 5-11, 170, Ohio State*

WR Ryan Moore, 6-3, 205, Miami (Fla.)*

TE Tyson DeVree, 6-6, 215, Western Michigan

OL (G) Aaron Brandt, 6-7, 314, Iowa State

OL (T) Brian Daniels, 6-5, 300, Colorado

OL (G) Matt Maddox, 6-4, 290, Illinois*

OL (G) Dan Mozes, 6-3, 290, West Virginia*

OL (T) Ryan Harris, 6-5, 255, Notre Dame

QB Reggie Ball, 6-0, 180, Georgia Tech

RB Robert Merrill, 5-10, 190, TCU*

RB Courtney Lewis, 5-10, 187, Texas A&M*

Defense

E Jason Berryman, 6-2, 230, Iowa State

E Dan Bazuin, 6-3, 250, Central Michigan*

T John McCargo, 6-2, 286, N.C. State*

T Donny Mateaki, 6-5, 260, Washington*

LB Brian Bennett, 6-0, 215, Pittsburgh*

LB Larry Edwards, 6-3, 215, North Carolina

LB Brock Stratton, 5-11, 233, Texas Tech

CB Eric Weddle, 5-11, 185, Utah

CB Trumaine Banks, 5-10, 190, Minnesota*

S Bernard Pollard, 6-2, 212, Purdue

S Jonathan Lamb, 6-2, 190, Kansas*

Special teams

K James Wilhoit, 5-10, 190, Tennessee*

P Jared Scruggs, 6-3, 185, Rice*

KR Devin Hester, 5-11, 168, Miami (Fla.)

Third team

Offense

WR Mark Bradford, 6-2, 190, Stanford

WR R.J. Corbin, 5-11, 192, Miami (Ohio)*

TE Ben Patrick, 6-4, 250, Duke*

OL (T) Doug Free, 6-6, 276, Northern Illinois*

OL (G) Mike Jones, 6-5, 304, Iowa

OL (G) Steve Vallos, 6-3, 302, Wake Forest*

OL (C) Robert Chai, 6-3, 272, UCLA*

OL (T) Charles Harris, 6-6, 280, Washington State*

QB Kevin Kolb, 6-3, 230, Houston

RB Kevin Payne, 6-1, 208, Louisiana-Monroe*

RB Laurence Maroney, 5-11, 200, Minnesota

Defense

E Tim Crowder, 6-4, 227, Texas

E Baraka Atkins, 6-4, 255, Miami (Fla.)*

T Mansfield Wrotto, 6-4, 310, Georgia Tech

T Jay Alford, 6-3, 273, Penn State*

LB Stephen Nicholas, 6-3, 225, South Florida*

LB Durrell White, 6-3, 234, Kentucky

LB Kelvin Smith, 6-2, 231, Syracuse*

CB Delando Bradford, 5-8, 184, Buffalo*

CB Quinton Culberson, 6-0, 210, Mississippi State

S Trevor Hooper, 6-1, 205, Stanford*

S LaRon Landry, 6-2, 180, LSU

Special teams

K Darren McCaleb, 5-11, 170, Southern Miss

P Eric Wilbur, 6-2, 190, Florida

KR Maurice Drew, 5-8, 195, UCLA

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