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1997 Honor Roll

Bobby Bowden
Head Coach
ACC Coach of the Year
Semifinalist - Home Depot
Coach of the Year

Ross Brannon, OT
Sporting News Second Team Freshman
All-American

Thad Busby, QB
ACC Offensive Player of the Year
First Team All-ACC
Davey O'Brien Award Semifinalist

Daryl Bush, LB
Butkus Semifinalist
National Football Foundation
Scholar-Athlete Award
Second Team All-ACC
Third Team AP All-American
ESPN Scholar-Athlete of Game vs. Virginia CBS Scholar-Athlete vs. Florida
Team Captain
ACC Def. Lineman of Week (9/22)
ACC Def. Lineman of Week (10/20)

Tay Cody, CB
Sporting News Freshman All-American ACC Rookie of Week (10/20)

Sam Cowart, LB
First Team AP All-American
Football News All-American
FWAA All-American
AFCA All-American
Sporting News All-American
Butkus Finalist
Football News Defensive
Player of Year Finalist
Bronco Nagurski Trophy Finalist
First Team All-ACC
ACC's Piccolo Award Winner*
ACC Def. Back of Week (9/8)
ACC Def. Back of Week (10/27)

E.G. Green, WR First Team All-ACC
Second Team AP All-American
Second Team Football News All-American

Donald Heaven, OG
Sporting News Freshman All-American

Dexter Jackson, SS
Second Team All-ACC

Sebastian Janikowski, PK
Sporting News Freshman
All-American Second Team
All-ACC ACC Rookie of Week (9/15)

Kevin Long, C
AFCA First Team All-American
Third Team AP All-American
Second Team All-ACC
Team Captain
ACC Off. Lineman of Week (11/8)
Third Team Football News All-American

Travis Minor, RB
ACC Rookie of the Year
Second Team All-ACC
ACC Rookie of Week (10/27)
ACC Rookie of Week (11/1)
ACC Rookie of Week (11/8)
ACC Rookie of Week (11/23)

Melvin Pearsall, TE
First Team All-ACC

Tommy Polley, LB
ACC Rookie of Week (10/13)

Bobby Rhodes, LB
ACC Def. Lineman of Week (9/15)

Samari Rolle, CB
First Team All-ACC
ACC Def. Back of Week (10/6)
Third Team Football News All-American

Shevin Smith, RV
Second Team All-ACC
Team Captain

Greg Spires, DE
Second Team All-ACC
ACC Def. Lineman of Week (11/8)

Tra Thomas, OT
First Team All-ACC
Second Team AP All-American
Top Offensive Lineman in ACC
(Jacob's Trophy) ACC Off. Lineman of Week (10/20)

Andre Wadsworth, DE
ACC Player of the Year
ACC Defensive Player of the Year
First Team AP All-American
First Team All-ACC
Football News All-American
Walter Camp All-American
Sporting News All-American
AFCA All-American
Lombardi Award Finalist
Football News Defensive
Player of Year Finalist
ESPN Scholar-Athlete vs. UNC
ACC Def. Lineman of Week (9/8)

Peter Warrick, WR
Second Team All-ACC
Biletinikoff Award Semifinalist
ACC Off. Back of Week (9/22)

Jason Whitaker, OG
Second Team All-ACC
ACC Off. Lineman of Week (10/13)

*Brian Piccolo Award is given annually by the ACC to the player who shows the most courage in coming back from an injury.

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