Horned Frogs rack up watch lists and honors

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