Broncos Picked No. 2 and Moore Named Top Quarterback in 2010 Lindy's Football Preview

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BOISE, Idaho - The 2010 Lindy's Football Preview ranked Boise State as the No.2 team in the preseason rankings, while junior quarterback Kellen Moore was named to the Lindy's All-America All-Offensive First Team.

The Broncos finished behind the Alabama Crimson Tide, who the publication picked to repeat as national champions. Both Alabama and Boise State enter the season with 14-game winning streaks, the longest in the nation. They are followed by Ohio State as No. 3, Texas at No. 4 and Florida at No. 5.

During his sophomore campaign, Moore led Boise State to its' second consecutive undefeated regular season in 2009 and just the second perfect season in school history, completing 64.8 percent of his passes for 3,325 yards and 39 touchdowns with just three interceptions. Moore broke the Boise State single season touchdown pass record, which was previously set by Bart Hendricks in 2000 (35). He finished second in the nation in pass efficiency rating (161.65) and is second in TD throws (39). Moore finished seventh n the Heisman Trophy race, the highest finish ever for a Bronco player, and was named Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-WAC.

Boise State will open the 2010 season in Landover, Md., at FedEx Field against Lindy's eighth-ranked Virginia Tech, Mon., Sept. 6.

The complete preseason Top 25 as picked by Lindy's is:

1.        Alabama

2.        Boise State

3.        Ohio State

4.        Texas

5.        Florida

6.        Wisconsin

7.        TCU

8.        Virginia Tech

9.        Oklahoma

10.     Iowa

11.     Nebraska

12.     USC

13.     North Carolina

14.     Pittsburgh

15.     Oregon

16.     Arkansas

17.     Georgia Tech

18.     LSU

19.     West Virginia

20.     Miami

21.     Georgia

22.     Cincinnati

23.     Houston

24.     Penn State

25.     Utah


Lindy's All-America Offensive Team

Pos. First Team Second Team
QB Kellen Moore 6-0 187 Jr. Boise State Ryan Mallett 6-7 238 Jr. Arkansas
RB Mark Ingram 5-10 215 Jr. Alabama Jacquizz Rodgers 5-7 188 Jr. Oregon State
RB Dion Lewis 5-8 195 So. Pittsburgh Noel Devine 5-8 175 Sr. West Virginia
WR Michael Floyd 6-3 220 Jr. Notre Dame Jonathan Baldwin 6-5 225 Jr. Pittsburgh
WR A.J. Green 6-4 205 Jr. Georgia Julio Jones 6-4 211 Jr. Alabama
TE Kyle Rudolph 6-6 265 Jr. Notre Dame
Lance Kendricks 6-4 239 Sr. Wisconsin
C Mike Pouncey 6-4 310 Sr. Florida Kristopher O'Dowd 6-5 300 Sr. USC
OL Rodney Hudson 6-2 285 Sr. Florida State Justin Boren 6-3 320 Sr. Ohio State
OL Stefen Wisniewski 6-3 297 Sr. Penn State John Moffitt 6-5 323 Sr. Wisconsin
OL Gabe Carimi 6-7 315 Sr. Wisconsin Nate Solder 6-9 300 Sr. Colorado
OL Anthony Castonzo 6-7 295 Sr. Boston College Matt Reynolds 6-6 329 Jr. BYU
PK Kai Forbath 6-0 192 Sr. UCLA
Blair Walsh 5-10 185 Jr. Georgia
                     

Lindy's All-America Defensive Team

Pos. First Team Second Team
DL Adrian Clayborn 6-3 282 Sr. Iowa Cameron Heyward 6-5 288 Sr. Ohio State
DL Greg Romeus 6-6 270 Sr. Pittsburgh Robert Quinn 6-5 260 Jr. North Carolina
DL Stephen Paea 6-1 311 Sr. Oregon State Jeremy Beal 6-3 261 Sr. Oklahoma
DL Jared Crick 6-6 285 Jr. Nebraska Allen Bailey 6-4 288 Sr. Miami
LB Greg Jones 6-1 228 Sr. Michigan State
Travis Lewis 6-2 232 Sr. Oklahoma
LB Von Miller 6-3 240 Sr. Texas A&M Dont'a Hightower 6-4 260 Jr. Alabama
LB Quan Sturdivant 6-2 230 Jr. North Carolina Luke Kuechly 6-3 225 So. Boston College
CB Patrick Peterson 6-1 211 Jr. LSU Kendric Burney 5-9 180 Sr. North Carolina
CB Prince Amukamara 6-1 205 Sr. Nebraska Stephon Gilmore 6-1 188 So South Carolina
S Rahim Moore 6-1 195 Jr. UCLA
Mark Barron 6-2 210 Jr. Alabama
S DeAndre McDaniel 6-1 210 Sr. Clemson Tyler Sash 6-1 210 Jr. Iowa
P Drew Butler 6-2 203 Jr. Georgia Chas Henry 6-3 222 Sr. Florida
 

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