By Staff Report.
Clemson, SC—Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen has been named a consensus All-American by the NCAA. Allen was a first-team selection by the Football Writers of America and the Associated Press and was the recipient of the John Mackey Award. Allen was the only tight end to make first-team on two of the five All-America teams recognized by the NCAA (AP, Football Writers, Football Coaches, Sporting News, Walter Camp Foundation).
This is the third consecutive year Clemson has had a consensus first-team All-American. C.J. Spiller was a unanimous All-American in 2009 and Da’Quan Bowers was unanimous in 2010.
Allen was the only offensive player from the ACC to be named a consensus first-team All-American. Luke Kuechly of Boston College (LB) and David Amerson of NC State (DB) were the only two ACC players named among defensive players. Florida State punter Shawn Powell was consensus as well.
Allen, a junior from Fayetteville, NC had 48 receptions for 577 yards and eight touchdowns this year, Clemson records for a tight end in all three categories. He had two touchdown catches against Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on December 3, helping the Tigers to a 38-10 victory. Allen and the Tigers will face West Virginia in the Discover Orange Bowl on January 4.
QB – Robert Griffin III, Baylor
RB – Trent Richardson, Alabama
RB – Montee Ball, Wisconsin
WR – Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
WR – Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
TE – Dwayne Allen, Clemson
OL – Barrett Jones, Alabama
OL – David DeCastro, Stanford
OL – David Molk, Michigan
OL – Nate Potter, Boise State
OL – Levy Adcock, Oklahoma State
DL – Whitney Mercilus, Illinois
DL – Jerel Worthy, Michigan State
DL – Devon Still, Penn State
DL – Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
LB – Luke Kuechly, Boston College
LB – Jarvis Jones, Georgia
LB – Dont’a Hightower, Alabama
DB – Mark Barron, Alabama
DB – Morris Claiborne, LSU
DB – Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
DB – Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State
DB – Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
DB – David Amerson, North Carolina State
PK – Randy Bullock, Texas A&M
P – Shawn Powell, Florida State
AP – Joe Adams, Arkansas