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
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
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.
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
# - unanimous 2010 preseason selection.
* - member of the 2009 All-Mountain West Conference first-team.
** - member of the 2009 All-Mountain West Conference second-team.