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Miami's Jonathan Vilma Named Freshman All-American

Nov. 21, 2000

SEATTLE, Wash. – announced it’s True Freshman All-America Team with Miami freshman linebacker Jonathan Vilma representing the Hurricanes with a first-team honor. also named Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year. Only true freshman players were eligible for the team, which consists of a First Team Offense and Defense, and Honorable Mention. Texas wide receiver Roy Williams was named the Offensive Player of the Year, while Purdue free safety Stuart Schweigert was named Defensive Player of the Year.

The entire team is listed below:

***OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Roy Williams – Wide receiver – Texas***

***DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Stuart Schweigert – Free safety -Purdue***


* QB Phillip Rivers – North Carolina State

* RB Rich Alexis – Washington

* RB Clarence Farmer – Arizona

* WR Roy Williams – Texas

* WR Ryan McGuffey – Wyoming

* WR John Standeford – Purdue

* TE Robert Johnson – Auburn

* OL Mike Munoz – Tennessee

* OL Antonio Hall – Kentucky

* OL Reggie Sampay – Arizona

* OL Travell Wharton – South Carolina

* OL Kirk Chambers – Stanford


* DL Terrell Suggs – Arizona State

* DL Kalen Thornton – Texas

* DL Greg Taplin – Michigan State

* DL Alain Kashama – Michigan

* LB Jonathan Vilma – Miami

* LB John Garrett – Baylor

* LB Gilbert Gardner – Purdue

* DB Stuart Schweigert – Purdue

* DB Shauntae Spencer – Pittsburgh

* DB DeAndre Eiland – South Carolina

* DB Benny Sapp – Iowa


* Ret Derrick Johnson – Washington

* K Billy Bennett – Georgia

* P Cody Scates – Texas A&M


RB D.J. Williams – Miami