2 Named To CNNSI.com's AA Team

Sophomore tailback Willis McGahee and senior center Brett Romberg have been named to the CNNSI.com's Midseason All-America football team, the news service has announced.

McGahee, a sophomore from Miami's Central High School, currently leads the team in rushing with 735 yards on 105 carries, averaging 7.0 yards per attempt. He has scored 11 rushing touchdowns this season, a total that already ranks him among the Hurricanes' all-time top 10 for single-season rushing touchdowns. McGahee has rushed for more than 100 yards in a game four times this season, including a 204-yard effort on Sept. 7 at Florida. He tied a school record for rushing touchdowns with four scores against Temple on Sept. 14.

Romberg, a senior from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, has started Miami's last 30 games at center. He has been the anchor of an offensive line that has led a Miami offense that is on pace to set another scoring record this season after shattering the school scoring record each of Romberg's previous two seasons as a starter. Romberg makes all of the blocking calls for the offensive line that has allowed the UM offense to average 481.2 yards per game, including 209.8 yards rushing and 271.3 yards passing. Miami running backs area averaging 6.1 yards per rush behind Romberg and the offensive line and UM quarterbacks have only been sacked five times this season through six games.

The CNNSI.com Midseason All-America Team:


QB - Seneca Wallace, Sr., Iowa State
RB - Willis McGahee, Soph., Miami
RB - Maurice Clarett, Fr., Ohio State
WR - Charles Rogers, Jr., Michigan State
WR - J.R. Tolver, Sr., San Diego State
TE - Jason Witten, Jr., Tennessee
OL - Nat Dorsey, Soph., Georgia Tech
OL - Brett Williams, Sr., Florida State
OL - Derrick Roche, Sr., Washington State
OL - Brett Romberg, Sr., Miami
OL - Shawn Andrews, Soph., Arkansas
PK - Nate Kaeding, Jr., Iowa
KR - Charles Pauley, Sr., San Jose State


DL - Michael Haynes, Sr., Penn State
DL - David Pollack, Soph., Georgia
DL - Terrell Suggs, Jr., Arizona State
DL - Rien Long, Jr., Washington State
LB - Bradie James, Sr., LSU
LB - Terry Pierce, Jr., Kansas State
LB - Boss Bailey, Sr., Georgia
DB - Willie Pile, Sr., Virginia Tech
DB - Jim Leonhard, Soph., Wisconsin
DB - Rod Babers, Sr., Texas
DB - Shane Walton, Sr., Notre Dame
P - Mark Mariscal, Sr., Colorado
PR - DeJuan Groce, Sr., Nebraska

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