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SCS.COM COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2007: PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAMS
August 22, 2007

SCS.com Over the past six weeks or so, the SCS.com staff has filled you in on where each and every team will finish in the conference standings this fall. We then let you know where to make your postseason reservations - if necessary - for 2007's holiday season. But why are certain teams projected to fare better than others? In many cases, the reason is simple; they have better players. And with that in mind, the SCS.com staff has reconvened to vote on America's top college football players.

The SCS.com Preseason First Team All-America squad includes a total of 26 players representing seven different conferences. Just seven teams - LSU, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio State, and Southern Cal - have more than one player on the First Team, led by the four Trojans and three Wolverines voted to the squad.

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FIRST TEAM PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA

OFFENSE
QB Brian Brohm Louisville
RB Darren McFadden Arkansas
RB Ray Rice Rutgers
Where would you begin when trying to slow down this backfield? Brohm missed some action last year and still led the Big East with over 3000 passing yards. McFadden and Rice, meanwhile, were both among the nation's top five rushers, combining for over 3400 yards and 34 touchdowns on the ground.
WR Jarrett Dillard Rice
WR Mario Manningham Michigan
TE Chase Coffman Missouri
Neither Dillard nor Manningham is over 6'0" tall, but that doesn't keep these guys away from the football. While the Rice star was hauling 21 touchdowns and over 1200 yards worth of receptions last fall, Manningham was tallying up more than 700 yards and nine scores in just 9 games. Throw in Coffman's impressive production, almost 50 yards and a score per contest, and you have America's deadliest receiving trio.
OL Sam Baker Southern Cal
OL Jake Long Michigan
OL Will Arnold LSU
OL Adam Spieker Missouri
OL George Robinson Oklahoma
As if the above playmakers needed any help, there's no doubt they'd love to run behind a line that averages a height of 6'5" and a weight of 315 pounds. It's no surprise a number of these guys have led the way for several of college football's greatest running backs in recent memory, guys like Reggie Bush, Adrian Peterson, and Mike Hart.
DEFENSE
DL Glenn Dorsey LSU
DL Calais Campbell Miami (FL)
DL Sedrick Ellis Southern Cal
DL Lawrence Jackson Southern Cal
Is there any wonder why all three of these teams had rushing defenses ranked among the top 15 nationally last season? Dorsey and Ellis are the near-300 pound monsters in the middle, while Jackson and the 6'8" Campbell are the demons coming off the end of the line.
LB Dan Connor Penn State
LB James Laurinaitis Ohio State
LB Keith Rivers Southern Cal
Each of these three guys has the combination of speed, strength, and mindset that allows them to wreak havoc on opposing offenses. Both Connor and Laurinaitis had well over 100 tackles last season, and each of these guys had multiple sacks as well.
DB Antoine Cason Arizona
DB Malcolm Jenkins Ohio State
DB Kenny Phillips Miami (FL)
DB Aqib Talib Kansas
At an average height of 6'1" and an average weight of 200 pounds, all four of these guys play physical, yet each is extremely capable of covering America's top wideouts one-on-one. Led by Talib's six interceptions, each of these guys picked off at least 3 passes last year.
SPECIAL TEAMS
K Art Carmody Louisville
P Durant Brooks Georgia Tech
KR Marcus Thigpen Indiana
PR DeSean Jackson California
Carmody and Brooks were big reasons both of their teams were able to escape close contests last season and earn their way to New Year's Day bowl games. And if you're looking for drama, look no further than the returns of Thigpen and Jackson, two of America's most electric athletes.

PRESEASON AWARDS

NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Darren McFadden, Arkansas

NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Glenn Dorsey, LSU

NATIONAL SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
DeSean Jackson, California

NATIONAL FRESHMAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Arrelious Benn, Illinois

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SECOND TEAM PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA

OFFENSE
QB Colt Brennan Hawaii
RB Mike Hart Michigan
RB Steve Slaton West Virginia
WR Limas Sweed Texas
WR DeSean Jackson California
TE John Carlson Notre Dame
OL Barry Richardson Clemson
OL Jordan Grimes Purdue
OL Jonathan Luigs Arkansas
OL Michael Oher Mississippi
OL Steve Justice Wake Forest
DEFENSE
DL Frank Okam Texas
DL Bruce Davis UCLA
DL Vernon Gholston Ohio State
DL Derrick Harvey Florida
LB Jasper Brinkley South Carolina
LB Vince Hall Virginia Tech
LB Ray Maualaga Southern Cal
DB Jonathan Hefney Tennessee
DB Tom Zbikowski Notre Dame
DB Dwight Lowery San Jose State
DB Jake Ikegwuonu Wisconsin
SPECIAL TEAMS
K Sam Swank Wake Forest
P Britton Colquitt Tennessee
KR Damon Nickson Middle Tennessee
PR Rafael Little Kentucky

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HONORABLE MENTION PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA

QB: John David Booty (Southern Cal), Pat White (West Virginia)
RB: P.J. Hill (Wisconsin)
WR: Earl Bennett (Vanderbilt), Adarius Bowman (Oklahoma State)
TE: Travis Beckum (Wisconsin)
OL: Herman Johnson (LSU)
DL: Tommy Blake (TCU), Quentin Groves (Auburn)
LB: Jonathan Goff (Vanderbilt), Malik Jackson (Louisville)
DB: Myron Rolle (Florida State), DeJuan Tribble (Boston College)
K: Alexis Serna (Oregon State), Jeremy Ito (Rutgers)
P: A.J. Trapasso (Ohio State)
KR: Travis Shelton (Temple), Darrell Blackman (NC State)
PR: Terry Porter (Indiana)

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