2006 Preseason All-Americans - Centers
West Virginia C Dan Mozes
Posted Aug 26, 2006

2006 CFN All-America Centers  

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Preseason 25 Best Centers
1. Dan Mozes, Sr. West Virginia
Ryan Kalil, Sr. USC
Leroy Harris, Sr., NC State
Mark Fenton, Sr., Colorado
Kyle Young, Sr. Fresno State
6. Enoka Lucas, Sr. Oregon
Trevor Rees, Jr. Northwestern
8. Dustin Fry, Sr. Clemson
Samson Satele, Sr. Hawaii
Cedric Gagne-Marcoux, Sr. UCF
11. Adam Spieker, Jr. Missouri
12. Doug Datish, Sr.  Ohio State
13. Kory Lichtensteiger, Jr. Bowling Green
14. Nick Jones, Sr. Georgia
15. Doug Legursky, Jr. Marshall
16. Antoine Caldwell, Soph. Alabama
Tanner Jenkins, Sr. Arkansas State
18. Scott Stephenson, Iowa State
David Ochoa, Sr. Kansas
Tanner Jenkins, Sr. Arkansas State
21. Robbie Krutilla, Jr. Western Michigan
22. Eric Wood, Soph. Louisville
23. Nick Alotta, Jr. Colorado State
24. Robbie Powell, Jr. Purdue
25. Tony Brinkhaus, Jr. Minnesota

2006 CFN Preseason First Team All-American
Dan Mozes, Sr. West Virginia
The 290-pound veteran is back in the middle for his fourth straight season. He's the perfect leader for the line with the experience of seeing a bit of time at guard along with his duties at center. He has been nicked up from time to time with a shoulder problem a few years ago and an ankle issue for a game last season, but he's hardly injury prone. His motor is always running.

2006 CFN Preseason Second Team All-American
Ryan Kalil, Sr. USC
Kalil brings the attitude to the Trojan line. He bulked up a bit and should be even better than last year as the 285-pound anchor of the line. He doesn't make mistakes.

2006 CFN Honorable Mention All-Americans

(in alphabetical order)

Mark Fenton, Sr., Colorado
It's Fenton's third season as the starter having grown into one of the nation's best centers and an All-Big 12 performer. He's a dominant pass blocker allowing just one sack in his career and should start to earn All-America status once more recognize his run blocking abilities.

Dustin Fry, Sr. Clemson
The line's most versatile player settled in at left guard where he earned second-team All-ACC honors despite only getting the starting nod over the second half of the season. The 6-4, 300-pound senior is the team's best run blocker and can step in at center and tackle if needed.

Cedric Gagne-Marcoux, Sr. UCF

Gagne-Marcoux is back for his fourth season as the leader on the line. He went from being a good starter who had problems with his consistency to a mistake-free rock and a true anchor up front.

Leroy Harris, Sr., NC State
By far the team's best offensive lineman and in the hunt for All-America honors before he gets a big pay day from the big league next year, the 6-3, 300-pound senior is a perfect anchor for the line with devastating run blocking skills and good durability despite missing four games a few years ago with a shoulder problem. If absolutely needed, he can move back to guard.

Enoka Lucas, Sr. Oregon
The long-time starter will again be in the hunt for all-star honors in the middle of a good Duck line. He had a great season after struggling through 2004 with a thumb injury, and now he's the leader of the line with 20 career starts. After handling the change to the spread offense without a problem, he'll be even better making the line calls.

Trevor Rees, Jr. Northwestern
Rees is back after missing all of last year due to academic issues, and he'll instantly upgrade the already solid line allowing Austin Matthews to move to tackle. Rees started 21 straight games before the off-field issues and should contend for All-Big Ten honors.

Samson Satele, Sr. Hawaii
The versatile 6-3 and 311 pound senior is one of the WAC's best linemen no matter where he plays. After adding weight, he should be even more physical starting at either center or guard. He can be a dominant run blocker and is a next-level caliber pass protector.

Kyle Young, Sr. Fresno State
One of the best centers in America, the 6-6, 330-pound senior has next-level potential at guard if he doesn't end up earning a ton of money at center. He's a smart quarterback for the line who's dominant in all phases. With his size, strength and talent, he's in a salary drive this year and should end up with several All-America honors.