2010 Mountain West Football Preseason All-Conference Team
July 27, 2010
LAS VEGAS - 2010 Mountain West Football Preseason All-Conference Team
The Mountain West Conference announced its 2010 preseason all-Conference football team today as selected by members of the media. TCU swept the individual awards with senior quarterback Andy Dalton being named Preseason MWC Offensive Player of the Year, junior linebacker Tank Carder selected as Defensive Player of the Year and senior punt/kick returner Jeremy Kerley tabbed Special Teams Player of the Year.
Dalton, the 2009 MWC Offensive Player of the Year award recipient, threw 23 touchdown passes and set a TCU single-season record for passing yards with 2,756 during his junior campaign. A product of Katy, Texas, Dalton currently leads the nation with 29 career victories as the Horned Frogs' starting quarterback.
Carder, a second-team all-MWC honoree in 2009, ranked second on TCU with 89 tackles, including 10 for a loss, during his sophomore season. A 13-game starter, Carder also tallied 10 pass breakups and one interception, contributing to a Horned Frogs' defense that led the nation in total defense by allowing 239.7 yards per game.
Kerley, a first-team all-MWC selection in 2008 and 2009, respectively, led the league in punt returns (39) and total punt return yardage (563), while also leading the Conference in kickoff return average (26.6). The Hutto, Texas native also amassed a league-high 1,624 all-purpose yards last season.
The 2010 preseason all-MWC team was announced today at MWC Football Media Day, being held at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. The team features 23 players that were all-Conference selections in 2009, including eight first-team honorees. Fifteen seniors and 11 juniors comprise the 26-member squad.