Dec. 17, 2002
Seattle - Washington sophomore wide receiver Reggie Williams has been named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press. It marks the sixth time this year that Williams has been honored as an All-American. He was also a first-team selection by the Football Writers of America Association, ESPN.com and Collegefootballnews.com. He was a second-team pick by CNNSI.com and The Sporting News named him a fourth-team All-American.
"This is a great honor," Williams said. "It just shows that hard work can pay off for you at the end of the day. I really appreciate being recognized by the AP and all of the other publications."
Williams is the first Husky to earn first-team AP All-America honors since offensive guard Chad Ward in 2002.
Williams led Washington in 2002 with 89 receptions for 1390 yards. Both marks were Husky single-season records. Williams ranked fifth in the nation in receiving yards per game (115.8) and is eighth in receptions per game (7.42). During his first two seasons as a Husky he has already set UW career records for receptions (144) and receiving yards (2,363).
Williams is the first Husky wide receiver to earn first-team All-America honors since Jerome Pathon was named to the America Football Coaches Association team in 1997.
Quarterback -- Carson Palmer, Southern California, 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, senior, Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Running backs -- Larry Johnson, Penn State, 6-2, 222, senior, State College, Pa.; Willis McGahee, Miami, 6-1, 224, sophomore, Miami.
Wide receivers -- Charles Rogers, Michigan State, 6-4, 205, junior, Saginaw, Mich.; Reggie Williams, Washington, 6-4, 240, sophomore, Tacoma, Wash.
Tight end -- Dallas Clark, Iowa, 6-4, 244, senior, Livermore, Iowa.
Center -- Brett Romberg, Miami, 6-3, 290, senior, Windsor, Ontario.Guards-tackles -- Shawn Andrews, Arkansas, 6-5, 345, sophomore, Camden, Ark.; Derrick Dockery, Texas, 6-6, 345, senior, Garland, Texas; Jordan Gross, Utah, 6-5, 306, senior, Fruitland, Idaho; Eric Steinbach, Iowa, 6-7, 284, senior, Lockport, Ill.
Kicker -- Mike Nugent, Ohio State, 5-10, 170, sophomore, Centerville, Ohio.
All-Purpose -- Derek Abney, Kentucky, 5-10, 175, junior, Mosinee, Wis.
Linemen -- Tommie Harris, Oklahoma, 6-3, 280, sophomore, Killeen, Texas; Rien Long, Washington State, 6-6, 287, junior, Anacortes, Wash.; David Pollack, Georgia, 6-2, 275, sophomore, Snellville, Ga.; Terrell Suggs, Arizona State, 6-3, 251, junior, Chandler, Ariz.
Linebackers -- E.J. Henderson, Maryland, 6-2, 250, senior, Aberdeen, Md.; Teddy Lehman, Oklahoma, 6-2, 235, junior, Fort Gibson, Okla.; Matt Wilhelm, Ohio State, 6-5, 245, senior, Lorain, Ohio.
Backs -- Mike Doss, Ohio State, 5-11, 204, senior, Canton, Ohio; Terence Newman, Kansas State, 5-11, 185, senior, Salina, Kan.; Troy Polamalu, Southern California, 5-10, 215, senior, Tenmile, Ore.; Shane Walton, Notre Dame, 5-11, 185, senior, San Diego.
Punter -- Mark Mariscal, Colorado, 6-2, 200, senior, Tallahassee, Fla.
Quarterback -- Brad Banks, Iowa.
Running backs -- Chris Brown, Colorado; Quentin Griffin, Oklahoma.
Wide receivers -- Nate Burleson, Nevada; Rashaun Woods, Oklahoma State.
Tight end -- Kellen Winslow Jr., Miami.
Center -- Jeff Faine, Notre Dame.
Guards-tackles -- Vincent Manuwai, Hawaii; Derrick Roche, Washington State; Jon Stinchcomb, Georgia; Brett Williams, Florida State.
Kicker -- Nate Kaeding, Iowa.
All-purpose -- DeJuan Groce, Nebraska.
Linemen -- Michael Haynes, Penn State; Dan Klecko, Temple; Jerome McDougle, Miami; Cory Redding, Texas.
Linebackers -- Boss Bailey, Georgia; Bradie James, LSU; LaMarcus McDonald, TCU.
Backs -- Brandon Everage, Oklahoma; Terrence Holt, North Carolina State; Marlin Jackson, Michigan; Marcus Trufant, Washington State.
Punter -- Andy Groom, Ohio State.
Quarterback -- Ken Dorsey, Miami.
Running backs -- Avon Cobourne, West Virginia; Steve Jackson, Oregon State.
Wide receivers -- Andre Johnson, Miami; Shaun McDonald, Arizona State.
Tight end -- Bennie Joppru, Michigan.
Center -- Bruce Nelson, Iowa.
Guards-tackles -- Sherko Haji-Rasouli, Miami; Montrae Holland, Florida State; Will Ofenheusle, Tennessee; Mike Saffer, UCLA.
Kicker -- Billy Bennett, Georgia.
All-purpose -- Charles Pauley, San Jose State.
Linemen -- Jarret Johnson, Alabama; William Joseph, Miami; Jimmy Kennedy, Penn State; Calvin Pace, Wake Forest.
Linebackers -- Rod Davis, Southern Mississippi; Gerald Hayes, Pittsburgh; Courtney Watson, Notre Dame.
Backs -- Rod Babers, Texas; Vontez Duff, Notre Dame; Chris Gamble, Ohio State; Jim Leonhard, Wisconsin.
Punter -- Glenn Pakulak, Kentucky.