2006 CFN Preseason First Team All-Americans
Beekman, Sr. Boston College
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.
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
Beekman, Sr. Boston College Kurt
Quarterman, Sr. Louisville
George Batiste. Sr. Southern Miss
Dallas Reynolds, Soph. BYUBlake
Butler, Sr. Memphis
Barrett Reznick, Sr. Nevada Tad
Miller, Jr. Boise State Cole
Popovich, Soph. Fresno State Dylan
Lineberry, Sr. North TexasAaron
Schutz, Soph. UL Monroe
2006 CFN Preseason Second Team All-Americans
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.