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Jul 27, 2010 10:24 PM

3 Falcons named preseason All-Conference

LAS VEGAS - The Mountain West Conference announced its 2010 preseason all-Conference football team Tuesday as selected by members of the media. TCU swept the individual awards with senior quarterback Andy Dalton being named Preseason MWC Offensive Player of the Year, junior linebacker Tank Carder selected as Defensive Player of the Year and senior punt/kick returner Jeremy Kerley tabbed Special Teams Player of the Year.

Dalton, the 2009 MWC Offensive Player of the Year award recipient, threw 23 touchdown passes and set a TCU single-season record for passing yards with 2,756 during his junior campaign. A product of Katy, Texas, Dalton currently leads the nation with 29 career victories as the Horned Frogs' starting quarterback.

Carder, a second-team all-MWC honoree in 2009, ranked second on TCU with 89 tackles, including 10 for a loss, during his sophomore season. A 13-game starter, Carder also tallied 10 pass breakups and one interception, contributing to a Horned Frogs' defense that led the nation in total defense by allowing 239.7 yards per game.

Kerley, a first-team all-MWC selection in 2008 and 2009, respectively, led the league in punt returns (39) and total punt return yardage (563), while also leading the Conference in kickoff return average (26.6). The Hutto, Texas native also amassed a league-high 1,624 all-purpose yards last season.

The 2010 preseason all-MWC team was announced Thursday at MWC Football Media Day, being held at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. The team features 23 players that were all-Conference selections in 2009, including eight first-team honorees. Fifteen seniors and 11 juniors comprise the 26-member squad.

 

2010 Preseason All-Mountain West Football Team

Offense

QB

Andy Dalton#*

Sr.

TCU

WR

Vincent Brown**

Sr.

San Diego State

WR

Phillip Payne

Jr.

UNLV

RB

Eddie Wide*

Sr.

Utah

RB

Jared Tew**

Sr.

Air Force

OL

Matt Reynolds#*

Jr.

BYU

OL

Jake Kirkpatrick**

Sr.

TCU

OL

Caleb Schlauderaff**

Sr.

Utah

OL

Marcus Cannon*

Sr.

TCU

OL

Zane Taylor**

Sr.

Utah

TE

Alston Umuolo

Sr.

San Diego State

Defense

DL

Johnathan Rainey**

Jr.

New Mexico

DL

Wayne Daniels**

Sr.

TCU

DL

Cory Grant**

Sr.

TCU

LB

Carmen Messina*

Jr.

New Mexico

LB

Tank Carder**

Jr.

TCU

LB

Brian Hendricks**

Jr.

Wyoming

LB

Mychal Sisson**

Jr.

Colorado State

DB

Brandon Burton

Jr.

Utah

DB

Reggie Rembert*

Sr.

Air Force

DB

Anthony Wright**

Jr.

Air Force

DB

Andrew Rich**

Sr.

BYU

DB

Chris Prosinski**

Sr.

Wyoming

Note: Five defensive backs were selected due to a tie in the voting.

Specialists

P

Brian Stahovich**

Jr.

San Diego State

PK

Ross Evans*

Jr.

TCU

Ret.

Jeremy Kerley#*

Sr.

TCU

Offensive Player of the Year:

Andy Dalton, Sr., QB, TCU

Defensive Player of the Year:

Tank Carder, Jr., LB, TCU

Special Teams Player of the Year:

Jeremy Kerley, Sr., KR/PR TCU

# - unanimous 2010 preseason selection.

* - member of the 2009 All-Mountain West Conference first-team.

** - member of the 2009 All-Mountain West Conference second-team.

 

 

 

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