Floyd, Rudolph named first-team preseason All-Americans

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The first of many mostly trivial preseason awards was released with two Notre Dame stars front and center on the All-American first team. (I state trivial because remember the Tim Tebow, not unanimous preseason All-SEC?)

Worthless or not, both Michael Floyd and Kyle Rudolph were named to Lindy’s All-American team. Here is the entire squad:

Offense        
QB Kellen Moore 6-0 187 Jr. Boise State
RB Mark Ingram 5-10 215 Jr. Alabama
RB Dion Lewis 5-8 195 So. Pittsburgh
WR Michael Floyd 6-3 220 Jr. Notre Dame
WR A.J. Green 6-4 205 Jr. Georgia
TE Kyle Rudolph 6-6 265 Jr. Notre Dame
C Mike Pouncey 6-4 310 Sr. Florida
OL Rodney Hudson 6-2 285 Sr. Florida State
OL Stefen Wisniewski 6-3 297 Sr. Penn State
OL Gabe Carimi 6-7 315 Sr. Wisconsin
OL Anthony Castonzo 6-7 295 Sr. Boston College
PK Kai Forbath 6-0 192 Sr. UCLA

Defense      
DL Adrian Clayborn 6-3 282 Sr. Iowa
DL Greg Romeus 6-6 270 Sr. Pittsburgh
DL Stephen Paea 6-1 311 Sr. Oregon State
DL Jared Crick 6-6 285 Jr. Nebraska
LB Greg Jones 6-1 228 Sr. Michigan State
LB Von Miller 6-3 240 Sr. Texas A&M
LB Quan Sturdivant 6-2 230 Jr. North Carolina
CB Patrick Peterson 6-1 211 Jr. LSU
CB Prince Amukamara 6-1 205 Sr. Nebraska
S Rahim Moore 6-1 195 Jr. UCLA
S DeAndre McDaniel 6-1 210 Sr. Clemson
P Drew Butler 6-2 203 Jr. Georgia

The Irish are the only team with two regulars on the first-team offense, a good reminder that even without Jimmy Clausen and Golden Tate this Irish offense has a chance to be pretty prolific. (As well as a reminder of what could’ve been…)

Notre Dame will get a chance to see other All-American selections against Michigan State, where standout linebacker Greg Jones was named first team, as well as against Pittsburgh, where both defensive lineman Greg Romeus and running back Dion Lewis will be waiting.