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