Dec. 14, 2006
Washington senior punter Sean Douglas, who completed his career as the Huskies' career punting average leader, was earned honorable mention on the Pro Football Weekly All-American team, announced today.
Douglas, from Bellevue, Neb., finished out his UW tenure with a 42.8-yard career average, breaking Skip Boyd's 32-year old record (41.2 yards per punt/1972-74). He also posted three of the top four single-season averages in UW history (including a record-breaking 43.1-yard average in 2006), and boasts the two longest punts in UW history (81 and 82 yards) and the most 60-plus yard punts in school history, with 11.
The team was selected by Pro Football Weekly 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 2006 All-America team is highlighted in the latest issue of PFW (Issue date Dec. 18, 2006), which is on newsstands now.
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAMM
QB Troy Smith, Ohio State, Sr.
RB Darren McFadden, Arkansas, So.
RB Jonathan Stewart, Oregon, So.
FB Brian Leonard, Rutgers, Sr.
WR Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech, Jr.
WR DeSean Jackson, California, So.
TE Martellus Bennett, Texas A&M, So.
OT Jake Long, Michigan, Jr.
OT Joe Thomas, Wisconsin, Sr.
OG Ben Grubbs, Auburn, Sr.
OG Justin Blalock, Texas, Sr.
C Ryan Kalil, USC, Sr.
DE Gaines Adams, Clemson, Sr.
DE Jarvis Moss, Florida, Jr.
DT Alan Branch, Michigan, Jr.
DT Glenn Dorsey, LSU, Jr.
ILB Patrick Willis, Mississippi, Sr.
OLB Dan Connor, Penn State, Jr.
OLB Jon Beason, Miami (Fla.), Jr.
S LaRon Landry, LSU, Sr.
S Michael Griffin, Texas, Sr.
CB Leon Hall, Michigan, Sr.
CB Aaron Ross, Texas, Sr.
KR Marcus Thigpen, Indiana, So.
PR DeSean Jackson, California, So.
PK Mason Crosby, Colorado, Sr.
P Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor, Sr.
Jim Grobe, Wake Forest
JaMarcus Russell, LSU, Jr.; Brady Quinn, Notre Dame, Sr.; Tyler Palko, Pittsburgh, Sr.; Kevin Kolb, Houston, Sr.; Colt McCoy, Texas, Fr.; John Beck, BYU, Sr.
Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma, Jr.; Marshawn Lynch, California, Jr.; Tony Hunt, Penn State, Sr.; Ray Rice, Rutgers, So.; C.J. Spiller, Clemson, Fr.; Michael Hart, Michigan, Jr.; Jon Cornish, Kansas, Sr.; Steve Slaton, West Virginia, So.
LeRon McClain, Alabama, Sr.
Mario Manningham, Michigan, So.; Tedd Ginn Jr., Ohio State, Jr.; Dwayne Jarrett, USC, Jr.; Anthony Gonzalez, Ohio State, Jr.; Dwayne Bowe, LSU, Sr.; Limas Sweed, Texas, Jr.; Percy Harvin, Florida, Fr.; Robert Meachem, Tennessee, Jr.
Chase Coffman, Missouri, So.; Zach Miller, Arizona State, Jr.; Greg Olsen, Miami (Fla.), Jr.; Scott Chandler, Iowa, Sr.
Levi Brown, Penn State, Sr.; Joe Staley, Central Michigan, Sr.; Sam Baker, USC, Jr.; Aaron Sears, Tennessee, Sr.; Doug Free, Northern Illinois, Sr.; Tony Hills, Texas, Jr.
Dan Santucci, Notre Dame, Sr.; LeRoy Harris, North Carolina State, Sr.
Samson Satele, Hawaii, Sr.; Dan Mozes, West Virginia, Sr.; John Sullivan, Notre Dame, Jr.
Tommy Blake, TCU, Jr.; Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech, So.; Ray McDonald, Florida, Sr.; Jamaal Anderson, Arkansas, Jr.; LaMarr Woodley, Michigan, Sr.; Anthony Spencer, Purdue, Sr.; Vernon Gholston, Ohio State, Jr.; Chris Long, Virginia, Jr.; Tyson Jackson, LSU, So.
Derek Landri, Notre Dame, Sr.; Turk McBride, Tennessee, Sr.
James Laurinatis, Ohio State, So.; Buster Davis, Florida State, Sr.; Brandon Siler, Florida, Sr.; Ray Maualuga, USC, So.; Paul Posluszny, Penn State, Sr.; David Harris, Michigan, Sr.
Keith Rivers, USC, Jr.; Lawrence Timmons, Florida State, Jr.; Ali Highsmith, LSU, Jr.; Tony Taylor, Georgia, Sr.; Vince Hall, Virginia Tech, Jr.; Philip Wheeler, Georgia Tech, Jr.
Reggie Nelson, Florida, Jr.; Brandon Meriweather, Miami (Fla.), Sr.
Tanard Jackson, Syracuse, Sr.; Darrelle Revis, Pittsburgh, Jr.; Simeon Castille, Alabama, Jr.; Jack Ikegwuonu, Wisconsin, So.; Josh Wilson, Maryland, Sr.; Aqib Talib, Kansas, So.; Brandon Flowers, Virginia Tech, So.; Chris Houston, Arkansas, Jr.
Brandon Tate, North Carolina, So.
Tom Zbikowski, Notre Dame, Jr.
John Vaughn, Auburn, Sr.; Alexis Serna, Oregon State, Jr.; Steve Swank, Wake Forest, So.
Sean Douglas, Washington, Sr.; Adam Podlesh, Maryland, Sr.
Greg Schiano, Rutgers; Bob Stoops, Oklahoma; Urban Meyer, Florida; Jim Tressel, Ohio State; Bobby Petrino, Louisville; Jim Leavitt, South Florida; Chris Peterson, Boise State; Lloyd Carr, Michigan; June Jones, Hawaii