TCU Prominent With Preseason Recognition

Tanner Brock

Tanner Brock

Aug. 4, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Three TCU football players are preseason All-Americans, while 10 national awards include Horned Frogs as candidates.

Included below is a recap of TCU's preseason honor roll.

Gary Patterson, Head Coach
*Best Recruiter in the Mountain West Conference, Sporting News

Josh Boyce, WR
*Biletnikoff Award Watch List
*Preseason All-Mountain West Conference *Second-Team All-Texas College, Dave Campbell's Texas Football
*Fastest Wide Receiver in the Mountain West Conference, Sporting News

Tanner Brock, LB
*Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List
*Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List
*Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List
*Dick Butkus Award Watch List
*Fourth-Team Preseason All-American, Phil Steele's College Football Preview
*Honorable-Mention Preseason All-American, GoDaddy.com
*Honorable-Mention Preseason All-American, Consensus Draft Services
*Second-Team All-Texas College, Dave Campbell's Texas Football
*Linebacker of the Year Watch List, College Football Performance Awards
*Ranked 95th in the Yahoo! Sports/Rivals.com list of the nation's top players

LaDarius Brown, WR
*Top Impact Freshman in the Mountain West Conference, Sporting News

Tank Carder, LB
*Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List
*Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List
*Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List
*Dick Butkus Award Watch List
*Lott Trophy Watch List
*Walter Camp Player of the Year Award Watch List, Walter Camp Football Foundation
*Preseason All-American, Playboy
*First-Team Preseason All-American, Phil Steele's College Football Preview
*First-Team Preseason All-American, Sporting News
*First-Team Preseason All-American, Consensus Draft Services
*First-Team Preseason All-American, GoDaddy.com
*Second-Team Preseason All-American, Athlon
*Second-Team Preseason All-American, Lindy's
*Preseason Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year
*Preseason All-Mountain West Conference
*State's Defensive Player of the Year, Dave Campbell's Texas Football
*Best Linebacker in Texas, Dave Campbell's Texas Football
*First-Team All-Texas College, Dave Campbell's Texas Football
*Linebacker of the Year Watch List, College Football Performance Awards
*Ranked 51st in the Yahoo! Sports/Rivals.com list of the nation's top players
*Best Instincts in the Mountain West Conference, Sporting News
*All Two-Star Recruit Team of the Past 10 Years, Rivals.com

Skye Dawson, WR
*Ranked as the sixth-fastest player in the nation, ESPN.com

Kyle Dooley, OG
*Preseason All-Mountain West Conference
*Second-Team All-Texas College, Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Ross Evans, PK
*Lou Groza Award Watch List
*Second-Team All-Texas College, Dave Campbell's Texas Football
*Placekicker of the Year Watch List, College Football Performance Awards

Anson Kelton, P
*Second-Team All-Texas College, Dave Campbell's Texas Football
*Punter of the Year Watch List, College Football Performance Awards

Stansly Maponga, DE
*Preseason All-Mountain West Conference
*Second-Team All-Texas College, Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Greg McCoy, CB
*Best Athlete in the Mountain West Conference, Sporting News
*Potential Breakout Player for 2011, Sporting News

Jeff Olson, OT
*Nominee, Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
*Nominee, Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

Matthew Tucker, TB
*Doak Walker Award Watch List

Ed Wesley, TB
*Maxwell Award Watch List
*Doak Walker Award Watch List
*Honorable-Mention Preseason All-American, GoDaddy.com
*First-Team All-Texas College, Dave Campbell's Texas Football
*One of 10 overlooked returning stars from 2010, Rivals.com
*Running Back of the Year Watch List, College Football Performance Awards

TCU Linebackers
*Ranked as the sixth-best unit in the nation, Athlon

 

 


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