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2006 Preseason All-Americans - Guards

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Posted Aug 26, 2006


2006 CFN All-America Offensive Guards  

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2006 CFN Preseason First Team All-Americans
Josh Beekman, Sr. Boston College
Able to potentially end up at center, the 325-pound senior will likely start out at right guard. He's good enough to earn all-star honors at either position with great athleticism and tackle-like pass protection skills.

Mike Jones, Sr. Iowa
Able to play tackle or guard, the 302-pound senior started last season at both tackle spots before settling in at left guard where he'll stay ... for now. He's an All-Big Ten caliber blocker no matter where he lines up.

Preseason 25 Best Guards
1. Josh Beekman, Sr. Boston College
2. Mike Jones, Sr. Iowa
3. Kasey Studdard, Sr. Texas
4.
Kurt Quarterman, Sr.  Louisville
5.
George Batiste. Sr. Southern Miss
6. Shannon Tevega, Jr. UCLA
7. Manuel Ramirez, Sr. Texas Tech
8. Tim Duckworth, Sr. Auburn
9.
Dallas Reynolds, Soph. BYU
10.
Blake Butler, Sr. Memphis
11.Roman Fry, Sr. Clemson
12.
Barrett Reznick, Sr. Nevada
13. Will Arnold, Jr. LSU
14. Roy Schuening, Jr. Oregon State
15. Jeremy Sheffey, Sr. West Virginia
16.
Tad Miller, Jr. Boise State
17. Jordan Grimes, Jr. Purdue
18. Dan Santucci, Sr. Notre Dame
19. Derrick Markray, Sr. Bowling Green
20. Brian Anderson, Sr.  Mississippi State
21.
Cole Popovich, Soph. Fresno State
22.
Dylan Lineberry, Sr. North Texas
23. Brian Daniels, Sr. Colorado
24.
Aaron Schutz, Soph. UL Monroe
25. Josh Day, Sr. Colorado State

2006 CFN Preseason Second Team All-Americans
Kurt Quarterman, Sr.  Louisville
The star of the very good Cardinal line, Quarterman is a mauling 6-5 and 336 pounds who is in better shape than last year and should make the All-Big East team. He's fantastic on the move and will be the main blocker for the ground game.

Kasey Studdard, Sr. Texas

One of the rocks on the line over the last three years, the 6-3, 305-pound senior has started 25 straight games seeing time at both guard and center. He has earned All-Big 12 honors over the last two seasons growing into a technically sound blocker. He's a punishing run blocker with a high motor.

2006 CFN Honorable Mention All-Americans

(in alphabetical order)

George Batiste. Sr. Southern Miss
The First Team All-Conference USA performer is back on the right side for his fourth season. He's 6-5, 309 pounds, and great in all phases with the power and toughness to be a pounder for the running game and the feet and agility to be a consistent pass blocker. He's the one the team will run behind for the tough yards.

Blake Butler, Sr. Memphis
Butler was one of the only returning Tiger linemen with any starting experience last year, and he came through with a great season leading the line. He's versatile enough to play anywhere on the line starting the first half of last year at center before moving to right guard. He'll be the team's main run blocker on either side.

Tim Duckworth, Sr. Auburn
There was some concern about Duckworth's ability to make the shift from defensive tackle to offensive line, but he came through with an All-SEC season and improved more and more each week. He's expected to be an All-America caliber performer now that he knows what he's doing. The 6-3, 310-pound junior is impossible to move.

Manuel Ramirez, Sr. Texas Tech
Back for his third year as a starter, the 6-4, 339-pound senior is one of the team's best linemen earning second-team All-Big 12 honors. He's next-level strong with a 550-pound bench press and has grown into a dominant run blocker.

Dallas Reynolds, Soph. BYU
Reynolds turned into one of the big surprises last year stepping into a starting role right away at left guard and playing the entire year. He's a huge 6-4, 335-pound presence who turned into a nice run blocker. He made the typical freshman mistakes with a few problems with his consistency in pass protection, but he was hardly a liability.

Shannon Tevega, Jr. UCLA

The 310-pound junior earned all-conference honors last year and will be the anchor of the line at strong guard. He's the team's best run blocker and is athletic enough to grow into a stronger pass blocker.