Iowa Hawkeyes DE Adrian Clayborn Named All-American

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Iowa Hawkeyes senior defensive end Adrian Clayborn has been named a first-team all-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). It is the only college football All-America team that is voted on entirely by coaches.

Clayborn, a 6-4, 285-pounder from St. Louis, is the eighth Hawkeye player to ever make the elite AFCA all-America team. He is the fifth Kirk Ferentz coached Hawkeye to make the AFCA team. The others were PK Nate Kadeing and OL Robert Gallery (2003) and OL Eric Steinbach and TE Dallas Clark (2002).

Clayborn was on numerous watch lists this season and is a finalist for the prestigious Lombardi Award, which will be given out next week.

Clayborn totaled 51 tackles his senior campaign, including seven for a loss of 42 yards. He had 3.5 sacks and forced a fumble. He started 29 consecutive games and 36 during his Hawkeye career. He has been considered one of the most dominant defensive players in collegiate football over the past two years.

As a reminder, the Big Ten Network will present the live, exclusive announcement of the 2010 All-Big Ten football teams and individual honors during the Big Ten Football: All-Conference Selection Show at 6 p.m. CT/7p.m. ET tonight.

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