Winter strength training award winners

Barry Humphries broke school records in bench press and squats.

The Clemson football team announced its 2009 Winter Strength Training award winners on Monday afternoon. The individual awards were based on Strength, Speed, Next Level Training and the "ALL IN" Conditioning Program conducted during the team's winter training period.

The complete list of the award winners is as follows:

Top Performers
Offensive Guard – Antoine McClain
Center – Mason Cloy
Offensive Tackle – Landon Walker
Tight End – Chad Diehl
Wide Receiver – Xavier Dye
Running Back – Jamie Harper
Quarterback – Michael Wade
Defensive End/Bandit – Kevin Alexander (broke All-Time Big Skill Squat record at 650 pounds last summer)
Defensive Tackle – Jarvis Jenkins
Linebacker – Scotty Cooper
Safety – Kantrell Brown
Corner – Marcus Gilchrist
Snapper/Kicker/Punter – Matt Skinner

Top Performers (Walk-On)
Offense – Ronald Watson (holds team's top vertical jump at 41")
Defense – John Wright

Next Level Performance Champion
Power Group – Ben Ramsey
Big Skill Group – Kavell Conner
Skill Group – Willy Korn

Power Hour Strongman Champion
Defensive Back – Rashard Hall

All-Time Team Record
Power Clean Push Press – Matt Sanders (Sanders broke the record as a freshman at 350 pounds during freshman power hour training. The record was previously held by Nathan Bennett at 345 pounds set in 2006.)

Bench Press 225 Rep Test – Barry Humphries (Humphries benched 43 reps at 225 pounds in February of 2009. The previous record of 42 reps was set by Dustin Frye in 2004. Humphries also set a new All-Time Squat record last summer at 755 pounds, breaking the record of 750 pounds set by Super Bowl Champion Nick Eason in 2002.)

Most Improved
Quarterback – Kyle Parker
Running Back – Andre Ellington
Wide Receiver – Brandon Ford
Offensive Line – Antoine McClain
Tight End – Dwayne Allen
Defensive Tackle – Miguel Chavis
Defensive End – Kevin Alexander
Linebacker – Scotty Cooper
Corner – Xavier Brewer
Safety – Sadat Chambers
Kicker/Specialist – Spencer Benton
Offensive Walk-On – Phillip Price
Defensive Walk-On – Kantrell Brown

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