Williams Named Honorable Mention All-American

NC State sophomore defensive end Mario Williams was selected Honorable Mention All-American today by Pro Football Weekly.

A 2004 first-team All-ACC selection, Williams has started 24 consecutive games for NC State, every game in his young career. The sophomore led the Wolfpack in tackles for loss (15-82 yards) and was second to Manny Lawson in sacks with 6.5.

Pro Football Weekly's All-America team was selected by PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki, who consulted with NFL evaluators and put in hours of film study to select players based on talent, production and value to their team. Other All-American qualities such as leadership, resiliency, toughness, competitiveness and character were weighed heavily.

The Pro Football Weekly 2004 All-America team, along with Nawrocki's comments about each player, is highlighted in the latest issue of PFW (Issue date Dec. 20, 2004), which is on newsstands now.

PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE
QB Alex Smith, Utah, Jr.
FB Brian Leonard, Rutgers, So.
RB Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma, Fr.
RB DeAngelo Williams, Memphis, So.
TE Heath Miller, Virginia, Jr.
WR Braylon Edwards, Michigan, Sr.
WR Roddy White, Alabama-Birmingham, Sr.
C Jason Brown, North Carolina, Sr.
OG Dan Buenning, Wisconsin, Sr.
OG Chris Kemoeatu, Utah, Sr.
OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Virginia, Jr.
OT Jammal Brown, Oklahoma, Sr.

DEFENSE
DE David Pollack, Georgia, Sr.
DE Erasmus James, Wisconsin, Sr.
DT Travis Johnson, Florida State, Sr.
DT Luis Castillo, Northwestern, Sr.
ILB Ahmad Brooks, Virginia, So.
OLB Derrick Johnson, Texas, Sr.
OLB Chad Greenway, Iowa, Jr.
CB Antrel Rolle, Miami (Fla.), Sr.
CB Eric Green, Virginia Tech, Sr.
S Thomas Davis, Georgia, Sr.
FS Jim Leonhard, Wisconsin, Sr.

SPECIAL TEAMS
PK Mike Nugent, Ohio State, Sr.
PR Tedd Ginn Jr., Ohio State, Fr.
KR Ashlan Davis, Tulsa, Jr.
P Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor, So.

HEAD COACH
Urban Meyer, Utah

HONORABLE MENTION

QB
Jason White, Oklahoma, Sr.; Aaron Rodgers, California, Jr.; Matt Leinart, USC, Jr.; Jason Campbell, Auburn, Sr.; Stefan LeFors, Louisville, Sr.; Chris Leak, Florida, So.

FB
Paul Jefferson, Penn State, Sr.; Ed Bailey, Rice, Sr.; Kyle Eckel, Navy, Sr.; Madison Hedgecock, North Carolina, Sr.

RB
Reggie Bush, USC, Jr.; Cedric Benson, Texas, Sr.; Carnell Williams, Auburn, Sr.; Ronnie Brown, Auburn, Sr.; J.J. Arrington, California, Sr.; Ryan Moats, Louisiana Tech, Jr.; Ciatrick Fason, Florida, Jr.; Vernand Morency, Oklahoma State, Jr.

TE
Alex Smith, Stanford, Sr.; Joel Dreessen, Colorado State, Sr.

WR
Mark Clayton, Oklahoma, Sr.; Reggie Brown, Georgia, Sr.; Andre Caldwell, Florida, Jr.; Steve Savoy, Utah, Jr.; Chad Owens, Hawaii, Sr.; Greg Lee, Pittsburgh, Jr.; Todd Watkins, Brigham Young, Jr.

C
Greg Eslinger, Minnesota, Jr.; David Baas, Michigan, Sr.; Donovan Raiola, Wisconsin, Jr.

OG
Elton Brown, Virginia, Sr.; Pat Ross, Boston College, Jr.

OT
Adam Terry, Syracuse, Sr.; Marcus McNeil, Auburn, Jr.; Alex Barron, Florida State, Sr.; David Stewart, Mississippi State, Sr.; Ray Willis, Florida State, Sr.; Wesley Britt, Alabama, Sr.; Jon Scott, Texas, Jr.

DE
Dan Cody, Oklahoma, Sr.; Justin Tuck, Notre Dame, Jr.; Mathias Kiwanuka, Boston College, Jr.; Shawne Merriman, Maryland, Jr.; Mario Williams, North Carolina State, So.; Matt Roth, Iowa, Sr.; DeMarcus Ware, Troy State, Sr.; Johnathan Goddard, Marshall, Sr.

DT
Gabe Watson, Michigan, Jr.; Rodrique Wright, Texas, Jr.; Claude Wroten, LSU, Jr.; Ronald Fields, Mississippi State, Sr.; Mike Patterson, USC, Sr.

LB
D'Qwell Jackson, Maryland, Jr.; Darryl Blackstock, Virginia, Jr.; Leroy Hill, Clemson, Sr.; Lofa Tatupu, USC, Jr.; A.J. Hawk, Ohio State, Jr.; LaMarr Woodley, Michigan, So.; Alfred Fincher, Connecticut, Sr.

CB
Adam "Pac-Man" Jones, West Virginia, Jr.; Justin Miller, Clemson, Jr.; Carlos Rogers, Auburn, Sr.; Marlin Jackson, Michigan, Sr.; Will Blackmon, Boston College, Jr.; Antonio Cromartie, Florida State, So.; Darrell Hunter, Miami (Ohio), Jr.

S
Brodney Pool, Oklahoma, Jr.; Michael Huff, Texas, Jr.; Charlie Peprah, Alabama, Jr.; Ernest Shazor, Michigan, Jr.; Donte Nicholson, Oklahoma, Sr.; Jason Allen, Tennessee, Jr.; Matt Giordano, California, Sr.

PK
Andrew Wellock, Eastern Michigan, So.; Tyler Jones, Boise State

KR
Devin Hester, Miami (Fla.), So.; Ryne Robinson, Miami (Ohio), So.; Chad Owens, Hawaii, Sr.

PR
Justin Miller, Clemson, Jr.; DeAndra Cobb, Michigan State, Sr.

P
Brandon Fields, Michigan State, So.; John Torp, Colorado, Jr.

HEAD COACH
Tommy Tuberville, Auburn; Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech; Ron Zook, Florida; Kirk Ferentz, Iowa; Jeff Tedford, California; Bob Stoops, Oklahoma; Pete Carroll, USC


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