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Dec. 2, 2004

WACO, Texas – University of Virginia football players Elton Brown (Hampton, Va.) and Heath Miller (Swords Creek, Va.) have been named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-America Team, the association announced on Thursday.

A senior captain, Brown is an outstanding blocker who has paved the way for the Virginia offense to grind out an ACC-leading 423.5 yards of total offense, an ACC-leading 241.3 yards on the ground, and the fewest sacks (15) allowed in the ACC this season. Brown received the Jacobs Blocking Trophy last fall as the ACC’s top blocker. He also earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors twice this season. The three-year starter is a semifinalist for Lombardi Award. Brown will play in the 2005 East-West Shrine game.

One of three finalists for the Mackey Award as the nation’s top tight end, Miller was a first-team All-ACC honoree last season. The junior tight end led the nation’s tight ends with 70 receptions and 835 yards, rewriting the UVa and ACC single-season records for a tight end. Miller leads the Cavaliers in receiving and has scored 20 career touchdowns, the most by a tight end in ACC history. He earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week following UVa’s win over Akron.

Virginia (8-3, 5-3 ACC) travels to Boise, Idaho, to face Fresno State in the MPC Computers Bowl. Kickoff is set for Noon MST (2 p.m. EST) on Dec. 27 on ESPN.

2004 AFCA Coaches’ All-America Team

OffensePos. 	Name		Ht.	Wt.	Cl.	School		Coach		Hometown (High School)WR	Braylon Edwards	6-3	208	Sr.	Michigan	Lloyd Carr	Detroit, Mich. (Bishop Gallagher)WR	Mark Clayton	5-11	187	Sr.	Oklahoma	Bob Stoops	Arlington, Texas (Sam Houston)TE	Heath Miller	6-5	255	Jr.	Virginia	Al Groh		Swords Creek, Va. (Honaker)OL	Jammal Brown*	6-6	313	Sr.	Oklahoma	Bob Stoops	Lawton, Okla. (MacArthur)OL	Elton Brown	6-6	338	Sr.	Virginia	Al Groh		Hampton, Va. (Hampton)C	Ben Wilkerson	6-4	297	Sr.	LSU		Nick Saban	Hemphill, Texas (Hemphill)OL	Michael Munoz	6-6	315	Sr.	Tennessee	Phil Fulmer	Mason, Ohio (Moeller)OL	Alex Barron	6-6	308	Sr.	Florida St.	Bobby Bowden	Orangeburg, S.C. (Wilkinson)QB	Matt Leinart	6-5	225	Jr.	USC		Pete Carroll	Santa Ana, Calif. (Mater Dei)RB	Carnell Williams 5-11	210	Sr.	Auburn		Tommy Tuberville	Attalla, Ala. (Etowah)RB	Adrian Peterson	6-2	210	Fr.	Oklahoma	Bob Stoops	Palestine, Texas (Palestine)

DefensePos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)DL David Pollack* 6-3 261 Sr. Georgia Mark Richt Snellville, Ga. (Shiloh)DL Erasmus James 6-4 63 r. Wisconsin Barry Alvarez Pembroke Pines, Fla. (McArthur)DL Marcus Spears 6-4 298 Sr. LSU Nick Saban Baton Rouge, La. (Southern Lab)DL Mathias Kiwanuka 6-7 261 Jr. Boston Coll. Tom O’Brien Indianapolis, Ind. (Cathedral)LB Derrick Johnson 6-4 235 Sr. Texas Mack Brown Waco, Texas (Waco)LB Matt Grootegoed 5-11 215 Sr. USC Pete Carroll Hunt. Beach, Calif. (Mater Dei)LB Kevin Burnett 6-3 235 Sr. Tennessee Phil Fulmer Carson, Calif. (Dominguez)DB Antrel Rolle 6-1 202 Sr. Miami (Fla.) Larry Coker Homestead, Fla. (South Dade)DB Marlin Jackson 6-1 196 Sr. Michigan Lloyd Carr Sharon, Pa. (Sharon)DB Corey Webster* 6-0 204 Sr. LSU Nick Saban Vacherie, La. (St. James)DB Thomas Davis 6-1 230 Jr. Georgia Mark Richt Shellman, Ga. (Randolph-Clay)

SpecialistsPos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)P Matt Payne 6-4 234 Sr. BYU Gary Crowton North Ogden, Utah (Weber)PK Mike Nugent 5-10 180 Sr. Ohio St. Jim Tressel Centerville, Ohio (Centerville)RS Reggie Bush 6-0 200 So. USC Pete Carroll Spring Valley, Calif. (Helix)

*-2003 All-American


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