Dec. 9, 2002
Seattle - Washington sophomore wide receiver Reggie Williams has been named a second-team All-American by the CNNSI.com. Husky junior quarterback Cody Pickett was an honorable mention selection by the media outlet. This is the fourth year CNNSI.com has selected All-America teams for college football. It is one of seven polls officially recognized by the NCAA in honoring consensus All-Americans.
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).
Pickett established a Husky single-season passing record by throwing for 4,186 yards. He became the first quarterback in Pac-10 history to surpass the 4,000-yard passing mark in a season.
Robinson and Meadow Draw Honors from The Sporting News
Washington placed two freshmen on The Sporting News 2002 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team. True freshman Nate Robinson and redshirt offensive tackle Robin Meadow were selected by the publication. Meadow started two games at strong tackle and was a backup at the position for the entire season. Robinson started the last five games of the season at cornerback and finished the season with two interceptions, six pass defenses and 26 total tackles.
2002 CNNSI.com All-America Team
QB Carson Palmer, USC RB Larry Johnson, Penn State RB Willis McGahee, Miami WR Charles Rogers, Michigan State WR Rashaun Woods, Oklahoma State TE Dallas Clark, Iowa OL Shawn Andrews, Arkansas OL Jordan Gross, Utah OL Vince Manuwai, Hawaii OL Bruce Nelson, Iowa OL Brett Romberg, Miami
DL Michael Haynes, Penn St. DL Rien Long, Washington St. DL David Pollack, Georgia DL Terrell Suggs, Arizona St. LB E.J. Henderson, Maryland LB Teddy Lehman, Oklahoma LB Matt Wilhelm, Ohio State DB Mike Doss, Ohio State DB Jim Leonhard, Wisconsin DB Terence Newman, Kansas St. DB Shane Walton, Notre Dame
K Nate Kaeding, Iowa P Mark Mariscal, Colorado KR Derek Abney, Kentucky PR DeJuan Groce, Nebraska
Player of the Year: Carson Palmer, USC. Coach of the Year: Jim Tressel, Ohio State
QB Brad Banks, Iowa RB Chris Brown, Colorado RB Maurice Clarett, Ohio State WR Reggie Williams, Washington WR Nate Burleson, Nevada TE Kellen Winslow Jr., Miami OL Montrae Holland, Florida State OL Derrick Roche, Washington State OL Mike Saffer, UCLA DB OL Eric Steinbach, Iowa OL Brett Williams, Florida State
DL Tully Banta-Cain, Cal DL Colin Cole, Iowa DL Tommie Harris, Oklahoma DL Jerome McDougle, Miami LB Bradie James, LSU LB Gerald Hayes, Pittsburgh LB Lance Mitchell, Oklahoma DB Lynaris Elpheage, Tulane DB Terrence Holt, N.C. State DB Etric Pruitt, Southern Miss DB Nathan Vasher, Texas
K Mike Nugent, Ohio State P Andy Groom, Ohio State KR Charles Pauley, San Jose State PR Steve Suter, Maryland
The Sporting News 2002 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team
WR Mike Williams, 6-5, 210, USC WR Derek Hagan, 6-0, 199, Arizona State TE Dan Haines, 6-4, 245, Oregon State* OL Chaz White, 6-4, 300, Arizona State OL Winston Justice, 6-6, 305, USC OL Mike McCloskey, 6-5, 280, UCLA* OL Riley Fitt-Chappel, 6-6, 288, Washington State* OL Robin Meadow, 6-5, 305, Washington* QB Kyle Matter, 6-3, 205, Stanford* RB Cornell Canidate, 5-9, 190, Arizona State* RB Tyler Ebell, 5-9, 170, UCLA*
DL Haloti Ngata, 6-4, 333, Oregon DL Nick Johnson, 6-4, 245, Arizona State DL Adam Braidwood, 6-4, 242, Washington State DL Julian Jenkins, 6-4, 240, Stanford LB Spencer Havner, 6-4, 232, UCLA* LB Jamar Williams, 6-2, 210, Arizona State LB Will Derting, 6-0, 235, Washington State* DB Darrell Brooks, 6-0, 191, Arizona* DB Donnie McCleskey, 5-10, 180, California DB Nate Robinson, 5-9, 180, Washington DB Jarrad Page, 6-1, 200, UCLA
K Michael Sgroi, 5-11, 200, Stanford* P Tom Malone, 6-0, 185, USC KR Hakim Hill, 6-0, 211, Arizona State* * denotes redshirt
Pac-10 Offensive Freshman of the Year: Mike Williams, WR, USC
Pac-10 Defensive Freshman of the Year: Spencer Havner, LB, UCLA