2007 CFN All-Americans & Top Players - Center

Posted Aug 6, 2007

CFN 2007 All-Americans and Top 25 Players - Centers

2007 CFN All-Americans


CFN 2007 All-Americans and Top 25 Players
2007 Preview | Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers
Tight Ends | Off. Tackles | Guards

Preseason 25 Best Centers
1. Alex Mack, Jr. California
2. Steve Justice, Sr. Wake Forest
3. Adam Spieker, Sr. Missouri
4. Sete Aulai, Sr. BYU
5. Doug Legursky, Sr. Marshall
6. Jon Cooper, Jr. Oklahoma
7. Trevor Rees, Sr. Northwestern
8. Cody Wallace, Sr. Texas A&M
9. Kory Lichtensteiger, Sr. Bowling Green
10. Eric Wood, Jr. Louisville
Antoine Caldwell, Jr. Alabama
12. Marcus Coleman, Sr. Wisconsin
13. Mike Pollak, Sr. Arizona State
Jonathan Luigs, Jr. Arkansas
15. Daniel Sanders, Jr. Colorado
16. Jeff Cavender, Sr., Boise State
17. Rafael Eubanks, Soph. Iowa
18. Drew Miller, Sr. Florida
19. Eddie Adamski, Soph. Northern Illinois

20. Antron Harper, Sr. Navy
21 A.Q. Shipley, Sr. Penn State
22 Robby Felix, Jr. UTEP
23 John Sullivan, Sr. Notre Dame
24 Tony Brinkhaus, Sr. Minnesota
25 Kyle DeVan, Sr. Oregon State

2007 CFN Preseason First Team All-American

Alex Mack, Jr. California
At 6-5 and 300 pounds, Mack’s a whistle-to-whistle mauler that’s skilled in all phases of the position and getting better.  Mack’s versatility and the development of the backup centers have the staff toying with the idea of moving him to tackle in order to get the five best linemen on the field.

2007 CFN Preseason Second Team All-American

Steve Justice, Sr. Wake Forest
The best player on a great Demon Deacon line, Justice is a 6-4, 294-pound technician who'll be in the hunt for All-America honors as well as the Rimington Award. The perfect quarterback for the veteran line, he'll start to get the recognition Vallos earned last year.

2006 CFN Honorable Mention All-Americans
(in alphabetical order)

Sete Aulai, Sr. BYU
The inside of the Cougar line is rock-solid, led by Aulai, who earned second-team Mountain West honors. He's a technician in the passing game and turned into a pounding run blocker as the star the line revolved around.

Jon Cooper, Jr. Oklahoma
The 6-2, 285-pound Cooper is a true anchor in the middle, starting all but on game over the last two seasons. Versatile enough to move to guard in a pinch, he's a tough run blocker who's a year removed from an ankle injury that curtailed his freshman year. He's been a producer since the moment he set foot on campus.

Doug Legursky, Sr. Marshall
A perennial Rimington Award candidate, Legursky's a sure-fire NFL starter next year. A team leader with an infectious work ethic, he’s quick off the snap, powerful as a run blocker and technically about as sound as any center in the country

Kory Lichtensteiger, Sr. Bowling Green
While it's hard to call a center the star of an offense, the 6-3, 300-pound Lichtensteiger is one. A tough guard in the first part of his career, he made the move inside and earned first-team All-MAC honors as a great leader and all-around blocker. His NFL future is likely at guard, but he'll be one of the nation's best in the middle this year.

Trevor Rees, Sr. Northwestern
While not a huge steamroller at 6-2 and 280 pounds, he's tough, quick, and experienced starting for two years, missing 2005 with academic problems, and starting again all of last year. Back in the doghouse after a DUI, he's a bit of a question mark for the opener.

Adam Spieker, Sr. Missouri
The 6-3, 305-pound senior has been one of the stars of a good Tiger line for the last few years. A tremendously strong anchor for the last three years, he has become a true leader and a perfect quarterback for the line. A dominant run blocker, he's also great at working with Chase Daniel to sniff out mismatches.

Cody Wallace, Sr. Texas A&M
The Aggie line is loaded with experience, and it starts in the middle with 6-4, 294-pound Wallace, who earned First Team All-Big 12 honors. One of the team's steadiest starters with 23 straight calls, he's a very smart, very tough run blocker who doesn't make mistakes.

Eric Wood, Jr. Louisville
Now entering his third season as a starter, Wood is well on his way to becoming one of the nation’s top linemen.  He’s a rock in the middle, having started each of Louisville’s last 25 games, with impeccable technique, speed and footwork.


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