Saturday, December 10, 2005

McNeill Named To Walter Camp All-American Team

Orlando - Auburn senior offensive tackle Marcus McNeill was named to the prestigious Walter Camp All-America team Wednesday. The 116th Walter Camp team was announced Thursday at the Home Depot College Football Awards show in Orlando.

McNeill, a Decatur, Ga., native, was named the Jacobs Trophy winner on Wednesday, presented annually to the Southeastern Conference's top blocker.

A Sports Illustrated first-team All-America and Outland Trophy finalist, the 6-9, 338 pound McNeill is also was named an Associated Press and Coaches' All-Southeastern Conference First Team in 2005. McNeill has not allowed a sack in 41 consecutive games, dating back to his freshman season.

The Auburn offensive line, led by McNeill, has helped lead the Tigers to an SEC-best 34.2 points and 425.6 yards per game, including 202.7 yards per game rushing. This season, the Auburn offense has amassed seven 200-plus yard rushing games and nine individual 100-plus yard games on the ground.

McNeill is the 16th Auburn player to be named to the Walter Camp team joining safety Buddy McClinton (1969), quarterback Pat Sullivan (1971), wide receiver Terry Beasley (1971), linebacker Ken Bernich (1974), linebacker Gregg Carr (1984), running back Bo Jackson (1985), tailback Brent Fullwood (1986), center Ben Tamburello (1986), linebacker Aundray Bruce (1987), defensive tackle Tracy Rocker (1987, 1988), guard Ed King (1989, 1990), defensive lineman David Rocker (1990), punter Terry Daniel (1993), punter Damon Duval (2001) and defensive back Carlos Rogers (2004).

Courtesy of the Auburn Athletic Department

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