Yesterday the preseason All-Mountain West team was announced and the Utes had five players on it. OL Robert Conley was the only player selected on offense, while DL Paul Kruger, DB Brice McCain and DB Robert Johnson all made the defensive list. Louie Sakoda was selected as the preseason Special Teams Player of the Year.
Here's the whole list:
|2008 Preseason All-Mountain West Football Team|
|OL||Nick Charles**||Jr.||Air Force|
|RB||Rodney Ferguson*||Sr.||New Mexico|
|DL/LB||Ryan Kemp||Sr.||Air Force|
|LB||Russell Allen||Sr.||San Diego State|
|DB||DeAndre Wright*||Sr.||New Mexico|
|* member of the 2007 All-Mountain West Conference first-team.
** member of the 2007 All-Mountain West Conference second-team.
|Offensive Player of the Year:
Max Hall, Jr., QB, BYU
|Defensive Player of the Year:
Jason Phillips, Sr., LB, TCU
|Special Teams Player of the Year:
Louie Sakoda, Sr., PK/P, Utah
|Freshman of the Year:
Braylon Broughton, DE, TCU