Tom Malone, Three Other Trojans Named All-American By CNNSI.Com

Dec. 10, 2003

USC sophomore Tom Malone became the first punter in USC history to be named an All-American, as CNNSI.Com released its 2003 all-star team on Wednesday.

Malone led the nation in punting with a 49.2 average on 39 kicks and pinned 13 of those kicks inside the 20. He set a USC season record for highest punting average.

Three other Trojans also made the squad: Senior tackle Jacob Rogers, junior defensive end Kenechi Udeze and sophomore wide receiver Mike Williams.

Trojan quarterback Matt Leinart was a second-team selection.

USC now has 128 All-Americans. The four it has this season is its most since also having four in 1989.

CNNSI.com is one of seven teams the NCAA recognizes in determining whther a player is a unanimous or consensus All-American. The other six are AP, Football Coaches Association, Football Writers' Association, The Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News and Football News.

In addition to CNNSI.com, Udeze has also been named to the Football Writer's and the Sporting News team, while Rogers and Williams have also been named to the Football Writer's team.

The Walter Camp, AP, Football Coaches and Football News teams have not yet been released.

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