Horned Frogs rack up watch lists and honors

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    A total of seven Frog football players have received preseason All-America honors from various organizations, with six Horned Frogs appearing on watch lists for national awards; Head coach Gary Patterson is also up for an honor.

    Included below is an updated TCU preseason honor roll, as of Aug. 12:

    Gary Patterson, Head Coach
    *Preseason Coach of the Year, Playboy

    Marcus Cannon, OT
    *Outland Trophy Watch List
    *Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List
    *Preseason All-American, Playboy
    *Preseason Second-Team All-American, Rivals.com/Yahoo! Sports
    *Preseason Third-Team All-American, Phil Steele’s College Football Preview
    *Preseason Honorable-Mention All-American, NationalChamps.net
    *Preseason All-Mountain West Conference
    *Best Offensive Lineman in Texas, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
    *Preseason First-Team All-Texas College, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
    *All-Texas Team, Sporting News
    *Ranked third among offensive tackles for the 2011 NFL Draft, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr.
    *Ranked fifth in the nation among offensive tackles, Lindy’s

    Tank Carder, LB
    *Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List
    *Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List
    *Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List
    *Preseason Third-Team All-American, Sporting News
    *Preseason Fourth-Team All-American, Phil Steele’s College Football Preview
    *Preseason Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year
    *Preseason All-Mountain West Conference
    *Best Linebacker in Texas, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
    *Preseason First-Team All-Texas College, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
    *All-Texas Team, Sporting News
    *Ranked 10th in the nation among inside linebackers, Lindy’s
    *One of 12 “New stars you must know” in 2010, CollegeFootballNews.com

    Andy Dalton, QB
    *Davey O’Brien Award Watch List
    *Manning Award Watch List
    *Johnny Unitas Award Watch List
    *Maxwell Award Watch List
    *One of 30 “Players to Watch” for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award
    *Preseason Honorable-Mention All-American, NationalChamps.net
    *Preseason Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year
    *Preseason All-Mountain West Conference
    *Ranked 12th in the nation among quarterbacks, Lindy’s
    *One of 10 “Players who will take their game to the next level” in 2010, CollegeFootballNews.com

    Wayne Daniels, DE
    *Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List
    *Preseason All-Mountain West Conference
    *Preseason Second-Team All-Texas College, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
    *One of 10 “Fresh new faces” in 2010, CBSSports.com

    Ross Evans, PK
    *Preseason Honorable-Mention All-American, NationalChamps.net
    *Preseason All-Mountain West Conference
    *Preseason First-Team All-Texas College, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
    *All-Texas Team, Sporting News

    Cory Grant, DT
    *Preseason All-Mountain West Conference
    *All-Texas Team, Sporting News

    Kelly Griffin, NT
    *Preseason Second-Team All-Texas College, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

    Tejay Johnson, S
    *Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List
    *Lott Trophy Watch List
    *Thorpe Award Watch List
    *Preseason Second-Team All-American, Rivals.com/Yahoo! Sports
    *Preseason Third-Team All-American, Phil Steele’s College Football Preview
    *Preseason Second-Team All-Texas College, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
    *Ranked 10th in the nation among safeties, Lindy’s
    *Nominee for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
    *Nominee for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award

    Jeremy Kerley, PR
    *Preseason First-Team All-American, Phil Steele’s College Football Preview
    *Preseason First-Team All-American, Rivals.com/Yahoo! Sports
    *Preseason First-Team All-American, NationalChamps.net
    *Preseason Second-Team All-American, Sporting News
    *Preseason Third-Team All-American, Athlon
    *Preseason Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the Year
    *Preseason All-Mountain West Conference, Return Specialist
    *Preseason First-Team All-Texas College, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
    *All-Texas Team, Sporting News

    Jake Kirkpatrick, C
    *Outland Trophy Watch List
    *Rimington Trophy Watch List
    *Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List
    *Preseason First-Team All-American, Sports Illustrated
    *Preseason First-Team All-American, Sporting News
    *Preseason First-Team All-American, Rivals.com/Yahoo! Sports
    *Preseason Second-Team All-American, NationalChamps.net
    *Preseason All-Mountain West Conference
    *Preseason First-Team All-Texas College, Dave Campbell’s 2010 Texas Football
    *Ranked third in the nation among centers, Lindy’s

    Jason Teague, CB
    *Named an “Under-the-radar difference-maker to watch” in 2010, Rivals.com

    TCU Offensive Backfield

    *Ranked fifth in the nation, Lindy’s

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