2 Hurricanes Named To CNNSI.com's Midseason All-America Team

Oct. 17, 2002

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (www.hurricanesports.com ) –

University of Miami FootballThursday, October 17, 2002Contact: Doug Walker, Sports Information Director (305-284-3249)Sophomore tailback Willis McGahee and senior center Brett Romberg have been named to the CNNSI.com’s Midseason All-America football team, the news service has announced.

McGahee, a sophomore from Miami’s Central High School, currently leads the team in rushing with 735 yards on 105 carries, averaging 7.0 yards per attempt. He has scored 11 rushing touchdowns this season, a total that already ranks him among the Hurricanes’ all-time top 10 for single-season rushing touchdowns. McGahee has rushed for more than 100 yards in a game four times this season, including a 204-yard effort on Sept. 7 at Florida. He tied a school record for rushing touchdowns with four scores against Temple on Sept. 14.

Romberg, a senior from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, has started Miami’s last 30 games at center. He has been the anchor of an offensive line that has led a Miami offense that is on pace to set another scoring record this season after shattering the school scoring record each of Romberg’s previous two seasons as a starter. Romberg makes all of the blocking calls for the offensive line that has allowed the UM offense to average 481.2 yards per game, including 209.8 yards rushing and 271.3 yards passing. Miami running backs area averaging 6.1 yards per rush behind Romberg and the offensive line and UM quarterbacks have only been sacked five times this season through six games.

The CNNSI.com Midseason All-America Team:

OFFENSEQB – Seneca Wallace, Sr., Iowa StateRB – Willis McGahee, Soph., MiamiRB – Maurice Clarett, Fr., Ohio StateWR – Charles Rogers, Jr., Michigan StateWR – J.R. Tolver, Sr., San Diego StateTE – Jason Witten, Jr., TennesseeOL – Nat Dorsey, Soph., Georgia TechOL – Brett Williams, Sr., Florida StateOL – Derrick Roche, Sr., Washington StateOL – Brett Romberg, Sr., MiamiOL – Shawn Andrews, Soph., ArkansasPK – Nate Kaeding, Jr., IowaKR – Charles Pauley, Sr., San Jose State

DEFENSEDL – Michael Haynes, Sr., Penn StateDL – David Pollack, Soph., GeorgiaDL – Terrell Suggs, Jr., Arizona StateDL – Rien Long, Jr., Washington StateLB – Bradie James, Sr., LSULB – Terry Pierce, Jr., Kansas StateLB – Boss Bailey, Sr., GeorgiaDB – Willie Pile, Sr., Virginia TechDB – Jim Leonhard, Soph., WisconsinDB – Rod Babers, Sr., TexasDB – Shane Walton, Sr., Notre DameP – Mark Mariscal, Sr., ColoradoPR – DeJuan Groce, Sr., Nebraska