The preseason awards were announced earlier today with four Air Force players being selected and one lone representative from the Rams being LB Mychal Sisson. The preseason defensive player of the year award went to TCU's Tank Carder, but do not be surprised if Air Force's Anthony Wright is in the discussion once the season ends.
Last year Wright had seven picks, four broken up passes, 58 tackles, and with 12 tackles being for a loss. Where as Carder had 89 tackles, 10 for a loss, and two sacks. The nod goes to Carder because of what Gary Patterson does with his defenses in the past.
Offensively it looks right with the players at their respected positions and there are no real surprises.
2010 Preseason All-Mountain West Football Team
|WR||Vincent Brown**||Sr.||San Diego State|
|RB||Jared Tew**||Sr.||Air Force|
|TE||Alston Umuolo||Sr.||San Diego State|
|DL||Johnathan Rainey**||Jr.||New Mexico|
|LB||Carmen Messina*||Jr.||New Mexico|
|LB||Mychal Sisson**||Jr.||Colorado State|
|DB||Reggie Rembert*||Sr.||Air Force|
|DB||Anthony Wright**||Jr.||Air Force|
|Note: Five defensive backs were selected due to a tie in the voting.|
|P||Brian Stahovich**||Jr.||San Diego State|
Offensive Player of the Year:
Andy Dalton, Sr., QB, TCU
Defensive Player of the Year:
Tank Carder, Jr., LB, TCU
Special Teams Player of the Year:
Jeremy Kerley, Sr., KR/PR TCU
|# - unanimous 2010 preseason selection.
* - member of the 2009 All-Mountain West Conference first-team.
** - member of the 2009 All-Mountain West Conference second-team.