LAS VEGAS — Four Utah Utes and two BYU Cougars made the Mountain West Conference's All-Preseason team, which was released Tuesday morning at the league's football media day at the Red Rock Resort.

Utah is represented by running back Eddie Wide, offensive lineman Caleb Schlauderaff, center Zane Taylor and defensive back Brandon Burton. BYU placed offensive lineman Matt Reynolds and safety Andrew Rich on the squad.

TCU dominated the preseason team. Quarterback Andy Dalton, linebacker Tank Carder and return specialist Jeremy Kerley were tabbed as offensive, defensive and special teams players of the year, respectively.

2010 Preseason All-Mountain West Team

Offense

QB Andy Dalton#* Sr. TCU

WR Vincent Brown** Sr. San Diego State

WR Phillip Payne Jr. UNLV

RB Eddie Wide* Sr. Utah

RB Jared Tew** Sr. Air Force

OL Matt Reynolds#* Jr. BYU

OL Jake Kirkpatrick** Sr. TCU

OL Caleb Schlauderaff** Sr. Utah

OL Marcus Cannon* Sr. TCU

OL Zane Taylor** Sr. Utah

TE Alston Umuolo Sr. San Diego State

Defense

DL Johnathan Rainey** Jr. New Mexico

DL Wayne Daniels** Sr. TCU

DL Cory Grant** Sr. TCU

LB Carmen Messina* Jr. New Mexico

LB Tank Carder** Jr. TCU

LB Brian Hendricks** Jr. Wyoming

LB Mychal Sisson** Jr. Colorado State

DB Brandon Burton Jr. Utah

DB Reggie Rembert* Sr. Air Force

DB Anthony Wright** Jr. Air Force

DB Andrew Rich** Sr. BYU

DB Chris Prosinski** Sr. Wyoming

Note: Five defensive backs were selected due to a tie in the voting.

Specialists

P Brian Stahovich** Jr. San Diego State

PK Ross Evans* Jr. TCU

Ret. Jeremy Kerley#* Sr. TCU

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

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# - unanimous 2010 preseason selection.

* - member of the 2009 All-Mountain West Conference first-team.

** - member of the 2009 All-Mountain West Conference second-team.

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