Browne Named Walter Camp All-American
Dec. 12, 2003
TCU placekicker Nick Browne has been selected to the Walter Camp All-America squad, it was announced Thursday. Browne becomes the first Horned Frog selected to the Walter Camp team since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2000.
Browne, a senior from Garland, Texas, was a first team All-America selection by the Football Writers Association of America, was a first team all-league selection for the second straight year and was named the 2003 Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year. He is also a first team CoSIDA Academic All-American for the second straight year. Browne is tied for second in the NCAA in field goals made (27), is tied for first in field goals made per game (2.25) and is 11th in the nation in scoring, averaging a conference-leading 9.6 points per game. He is the school's all-time single season kicking points leader with 115 and his 27 field goals this season is also a school record.
The Walter Camp All-America team is selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 117 Division 1-A football schools and certified by the New Haven-based accounting firm of Scillia, Dowling and Natarelli Advisors LLC.
Walter Camp, "The Father of American Football," first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp, a former Yale University athlete and football coach, is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation, a New Haven based all-volunteer group, was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team. Award recipients and members of the 2003 Walter Camp All-America team will be honored at the organization's national awards banquet on February 14, 2004 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.
OFFENSE Pos. Name School Yr. Hgt. Wgt. Hometown
WR Larry Fitzgerald Pittsburgh Soph. 6-3 225 Minneapolis, MN
WR Mike Williams USC Soph. 6-5 230 Tampa, FL
TE Kellen Winslow Miami (FL) Jr. 6-5 250 San Diego, CA
OL Shawn Andrews Arkansas Jr. 6-5 370 Camden, AR
OL Robert Gallery Iowa Sr. 6-7 320 Masonville, IA
OL Jacob Rogers USC Sr. 6-5 305 Oxnard, CA
OL Alex Barron Florida State Jr. 6-6 316 Orangeburg, SC
C Jake Grove Virginia Tech Sr. 6-3 300 Forest, VA
QB Jason White Oklahoma Sr. 6-2 221 Tuttle, OK
RB Kevin Jones Virginia Tech Jr. 6-0 221 Chester, PA
RB Chris Perry Michigan Sr. 6-1 228 Advance, NC
PK Nick Browne TCU Sr. 5-10 172 Garland, TX
Pos. Name School Yr. Hgt. Wgt. Hometown
DL Tommie Harris Oklahoma Jr. 6-3 289 Killeen, TX
DL Dave Ball UCLA Sr. 6-6 275 Dixon, CA
DL Chad Lavalais LSU Sr. 6-3 292 Marksville, LA
DL Will Smith Ohio State Sr. 6-4 265 Utica, NY
LB Teddy Lehman Oklahoma Sr. 6-2 243 Fort Gibson, OK
LB Jonathan Vilma Miami (FL Sr. 6-1 220 Coral Gables, FL
LB Derrick Johnson Texas Jr. 6-4 230 Waco, TX
DB Will Allen Ohio State Sr. 6-2 190 Dayton, OH
DB Keiwan Ratliff Florida Sr. 5-10 178 Columbus, OH
DB Sean Taylor Miami (FL) Jr. 6-3 230 Miami, FL
DB Derrick Strait Oklahoma Sr. 5-11 195 Austin, TX
P Dustin Colquitt Tennessee Jr. 6-2 196 Knoxville, TN
KR Antonio Perkins Oklahoma Jr. 6-0 188 Lawton, OK