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SI's All-Bowl Team Here are the 24 players--and one coach--who shone brightest in the postseason

Jan. 13, 2003
Jan. 13, 2003

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Jan. 13, 2003

SI's All-Bowl Team Here are the 24 players--and one coach--who shone brightest in the postseason

Compiled by Kelley King

LINEBACKER
JEFF MACK
SR. * WISCONSIN
Seemed to always be around the ball and had nine tackles (three
for losses) in Alamo Bowl win over Colorado

This is an article from the Jan. 13, 2003 issue

STRONG SAFETY
MIKE DOSS
SR. * OHIO STATE
Hard-hitting Buckeye was key in title-game upset, and his 35-yard
interception return set up Ohio State's first TD

LINEBACKER
GERALD HAYES
SR. * PITTSBURGH
His 11 tackles in Insight Bowl were instrumental in shutting down
Oregon State

FREE SAFETY
ROD JOHNSON
SR. * N.C. STATE
His three interceptions in Gator Bowl shellacking of Notre Dame
tripled his career total

LINEBACKER
E.J. HENDERSON
SR. * MARYLAND
Best player on the field in Peach Bowl rout of Tennessee, with 12
solo tackles, including four for losses; two sacks; and a forced
fumble

CORNERBACK
ANDRE WOOLFOLK
SR. * OKLAHOMA
Came up big in Rose Bowl victory, preventing a touchdown with an
interception and blocking a field goal

DEFENSIVE END
TERRELL SUGGS
JR. * ARIZONA STATE
Showed he was nation's best defensive player with two sacks,
increasing his NCAA-season-record total to 24, in Holiday Bowl
loss to Kansas State

DEFENSIVE TACKLE
BOBBY HAMMER
SR. * BOISE STATE
Spearheaded Humanitarian Bowl victory over Iowa State with 10
tackles, including two for losses

DEFENSIVE TACKLE
KENNY PETERSON
SR. * OHIO STATE
Had five tackles, including two sacks, and one forced fumble for
defense that stultified Miami

DEFENSIVE END
CORY REDDING
SR. * TEXAS
Had four tackles, including a sack that led to his fourth forced
fumble of the season, in Cotton Bowl win

CORNERBACK
TERENCE NEWMAN
SR. * KANSAS STATE
Do-it-all Wildcat had 10 tackles, 47 yards as receiver and a
27-yard punt return that set up winning TD in Holiday
Bowl

WIDE RECEIVER
JASON ANDERSON
SO. * WAKE FOREST
His scoring catches of 57 and 63 yards capped Deacons' aerial
show in Seattle Bowl rout of Oregon

LEFT TACKLE
STEVE SCIULLO
SR. * MARSHALL
The 6'6", 325-pound Sciullo gave Byron Leftwich plenty of time to
pass for 249 yards in impressive GMAC Bowl win over Louisville

LEFT GUARD
ERIC TORRES
JR. * USC
Blocking of the 6'5", 310-pound Torres was a major reason Trojans
had 550 offensive yards in Orange Bowl victory over Iowa

CENTER
BEN NOWLAND
SR. * AUBURN
Leader of line that paved way for Ronnie Brown's 184 rushing
yards in upset of Penn State in Capital One Bowl

RIGHT GUARD
REX RICHARDS
SR. * TEXAS TECH
Red Raiders racked up 555 yards, many of them behind this 6'4",
331-pound bull, in Tangerine Bowl romp over Clemson

RIGHT TACKLE
JON STINCHCOMB
SR. * GEORGIA
Stinchcomb & Co. gave tailback Musa Smith gaping holes to run
through in Sugar Bowl win over Florida State

TIGHT END
KELLEN WINSLOW
SO. * MIAMI
Ohio State had an answer for everything but Winslow, who had 11
catches in the title game

RUNNING BACK
WALI LUNDY
FR. * VIRGINIA
Unstoppable in Continental Tire Bowl victory over West Virginia,
with four touchdowns (two rushing, two receiving)

QUARTERBACK
CARSON PALMER
SR. * USC
There was no Heisman jinx for Palmer, who outfoxed a tough Iowa D
in Orange Bowl, passing for 303 yards and a TD

RUNNING BACK
CHRIS PERRY
JR. * MICHIGAN
Outback Bowl was a good time for a career game: 85 rushing yards
for four touchdowns, plus 108 yards on six receptions

WIDE RECEIVER
ROY WILLIAMS
JR. * TEXAS
Made the most of four catches in Cotton Bowl win over LSU, with
142 yards and two touchdowns

COACH
JIM TRESSEL Ohio State
Brought a confident, expertly prepared team that executed his
no-nonsense game plan to perfection in the Fiesta Bowl, helping
the Buckeyes win their first national title since 1968

KICKER
DAN NYSTROM Sr. * Minnesota
Best offensive weapon for Gophers in Music City Bowl win over
Arkansas, with five field goals, including a 45-yarder

PUNTER
NATE FIKSE Sr. * UCLA
Averaged 44.9 yards per punt (dropping four inside the 20) and
kicked field goals of 39 and 49 yards in Las Vegas Bowl win over
New Mexico

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