Oct. 26, 2000
FRESNO, Calif. - Through the midway point of the 2000 football season, senior outside linebacker Orlando Huff has been considered by many one of the best defensive players in the nation.
The 6-2, 240-pound senior from Upland, Calif., was selected to the Midseason All-America First Team by Pro Football Weekly. He was the only WAC player selected to the squad.
Huff is Fresno State's leading tackler with 51 total tackles. He ranks second in the WAC with seven sacks for 41 yards and has nine tackles for losses for 49 yards, which ranks second in the team and third in the WAC. Huff also has one fumble recovery and two forced fumbles.
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY'S MIDSEASON ALL-AMERICAN TEAM -- Offense -- -- Defense -- QB Michael Vick, Virginia Tech DE Jamal Reynolds, Florida State RB Deuce McAllister, Mississippi DE Andre Carter, California RB Damien Anderson, Northwestern DT Casey Hampton, Texas WR David Terrell, Michigan DT John Schlect, Minnesota WR Koren Robinson, N.C. State LB Orlando Huff, Fresno State C Dominic Raiola, Nebraska MLB Carlos Pols, Nebraska G Steve Hutchinson, Michigan LB Keith Adams, Clemson G Chad Ward, Washington CB Rashad Bauman, Oregon T Leonard Davis, Texas CB Fred Smoot, Mississippi State T Jeff Backus, Michigan CB Nate Clements, Ohio State TE Jeremy Stevens, Washington DB Ken Lucas, Mississippi PK Jamie Rheem, Kansas State P Nick Harris, California
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