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