Dec. 7, 1999
Seattle - Two Washington freshman have been selected by The Sporting News for its 1999 Freshman All-America Football Team. John Anderson, the Huskies record-setting placekicker was a first-team pick. Jerramy Stevens, a redshirt freshman who started at tight end this year, was a second-team selection.
Anderson led the Huskies in scoring this year with 73 points. He converted 13 of 18 field goal attempts and made 34 of 35 PATs. He tied the Washington school record with a 56-yard field goal at UCLA and set career and single-season records by kicking three 50-yard field goals this season. He is believed to be just the second true freshman kicker to hit three 50-yard field goals. Tony Franklin also accomplished the feat at Texas A&M in 1975.
Stevens finished the season third among Washington receives with 21 receptions for 265 yards. He averaged 12.6 yards per reception. Stevens tied for the team lead with four touchdown catches this year. Stevens' reception total was the most ever by a Washington freshman tight end. His four TD catches tied as the third highest single-season total by a Husky tight end.
The Sporting News issue that includes its All-American teams goes on sale Dec. 9. It is the magazine's Dec. 13 issue.