Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and center Dalton Freeman, and USC defensive end Jadeveon Clowney were named Wednesday to the American Football Coaches Association All American Team.
The Clemson players are the first to make a first-team All-America team at their position in Clemson history. This is just the third time since the AFCA began selecting an All-America team in 1945 that the quarterback and center were from the same team.
“This is a landmark accomplishment,” said Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney. “You don’t see your program getting two first-team All-Americans very often (although Clemson did do it last year as well). Both young men have been great leaders for our program for more than just this year. We really have a young team with just 11 scholarship seniors.”
Boyd has passed for 3550 yards and 34 touchdowns this season while Freeman has started 42 games in a row.
Clowney set a USC record this season with 13.5 sacks.