USC’s Clowney, Clemson’s Watkins on all-freshman list

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney were named to the first-team freshman All-Americans by the Football Writers Association on Monday.

The announcement was made just a few hours prior to the BCS National Championship Game between Alabama and LSU. The FWAA’s Freshman All-America team and coach are selected by an 11-person panel of nationally prominent writers led by Mike Griffith of the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

Watkins, who was named a first-team AP All-American as an all-purpose player, finished the season with 82 receptions for 1,219 yards and 12 touchdowns. He established Clemson records for receiving yards and receiving touchdowns and his reception total was second best in school history (88 by Aaron Kelly in 2007).

Watkins also finished the season with 2288 all-purpose yards, second best in ACC history. C.J. Spiller’s 2,680 yards in 2009 is the only total higher.

Watkins was the first freshman in his first year in residence in ACC history to be named a first-team AP All-American and the first at any school since Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson was honored in 2004.

Watkins, who was also named the National Freshman of the Year by Sporting News, led all freshmen nationally in reception yards, touchdowns and all-purpose yards.

Clowney, a 6-6, 254-pound freshman from Rock Hill, finished his first season in the Garnet & Black with 36 tackles, including a dozen tackles for loss and 8.0 sacks. He was also credited with five forced fumbles and six quarterback hurries.

The true freshman who was the nation’s top recruit a year ago was previously named an honorable mention All-American by SI.com, was the FoxSportsNext.com National Freshman Defensive Player of the Year, and was the SEC Freshman of the Year according to the league’s coaches.

In addition, he was a first-team Freshman All-American according to Sporting News, FoxSportsNext.com, Rivals.com, CollegeFootballNews.com, CBSSports.com and Phil Steele.

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