Moore and Johnson Named Preseason All-Americans by Sporting News

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BOISE, Idaho - Boise State's Kellen Moore and Jeron Johnson both received individual national accolades, Tuesday (June 22), as both Broncos were selected to the Sporting News Preseason All-American Teams for their projected impact heading into the 2010 college football season.

Moore, a junior quarterback from Prosser, Wash. (Prosser HS), was named second-team preseason All-American by Sporting News after an outstanding sophomore campaign for Boise State. Moore finished 2009 with the second highest pass efficiency rating (161.65) in the country having completed 277-of-431 passes for 3,536 yards, 39 touchdowns and just three interceptions. His incredible ratio of pass attempts to interceptions set an NCAA single season record at 0.69 percent.

For his role in helping guide the Broncos to a perfect 14-0 season and a win in the 2010 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Moore was named Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He was voted first-team All-American by ESPN.com, SI.com and CBSSports.com, and third-team Associated Press All-American. Moore also finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting. This isn't the first preseason honor for Moore by Sporting News, as he was also named a preseason Heisman candidate and ranked on the top-25 players in the country list by the magazine at the end of May.

Johnson, a senior safety from Compton, Calif. (Dominguez HS), earned the first preseason All-American honors of his career following another dominating season on the Boise State defense in 2009. He was selected third-team All-American by Sporting News. Johnson was voted second-team All-WAC for the second consecutive year as a junior after leading the Broncos in tackles (91). He also recorded four interceptions, which ranked second on the team.

Boise State will kick-off the 2010 season on Sept. 6 (Monday) when the Broncos travel to Landover, Md. to meet Virginia Tech at Fed Ex Field. The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. (EST) and will air on ESPN.

SPORTING NEWS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN TEAMS

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
QB Ryan Mallett, Arkansas
RB Mark Ingram, Alabama
RB Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh
OL Mike Pouncey, Florida
OL Jason Pinkston, Pittsburgh
OL Rodney Hudson, Florida State
OL Stefan Wisniewski, Penn State
OL Jake Kirkpatrick, TCU
TE Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame
WR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
WR A.J. Green, Georgia
K Kai Forbath, UCLA
KR D.J. Monroe, Texas
 
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL Jared Crick, Nebraska
DL Robert Quinn, North Carolina
DL Von Miller, Texas A&M
DL Adrian Clayborn, Iowa
LB Greg Jones, Michigan State
LB Vontaze Burfict, Arizona State
LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College
CB Patrick Peterson, LSU
CB Brandon Harris, Miami
S Rahim Moore, UCLA
S DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson
P Drew Butler, Georgia
PR Greg Reid, Florida State
 
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
QB Kellen Moore, Boise State
RB LaMichael James, Oregon
RB Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State
OL Matt Reynolds, BYU
OL Chase Beeler, Stanford
OL Kyle Hix, Texas
OL Dan Hoch, Missouri
OL Butch Lewis, USC
TE Ben Guidugli, Cincinnati
WR Julio Jones, Alabama
WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
K Grant Ressel, Missouri
KR Chris Owusu, Stanford
 
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DL Marcell Dareus, Alabama
DL Sam Acho, Texas
DL Greg Romeus, Pittsburgh
DL Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue
LB Akeem Ayers, UCLA
LB Travis Lewis, Oklahoma
LB Don't'a Hightower, Alabama
CB Kendric Burney, North Carolina
CB Prince Amukamara, Nebraska
S Mark Barron, Alabama
S Tyler Sash, Iowa
P Tress Way, Oklahoma
PR Jeremy Kerley, TCU
 
THIRD TEAM OFFENSE
QB Case Keenum, Houston
RB Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech
RB John Clay, Wisconsin
OL Caleb Schlauderaff, Utah
OL Anthony Castonzo, Boston College
OL Barrett Jones, Alabama
OL Zach Hurd, Connecticut
OL Clint Boling, Georgia
TE D.J. Williams, Arkansas
WR James Cleveland, Houston
WR Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh
K Alex Henery, Nebraska
KR Tyron Carrier, Houston
 
THIRD TEAM DEFENSE
DL Allen Bailey, Miami
DL Jurrell Casey, USC
DL Cameron Heyward, Ohio State
DL Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma
LB Tank Carder, TCU
LB Lawrence Wilson, Connecticut
LB Kelvin Sheppard, LSU
CB Trevin Wade, Arizona
CB Curtis Brown, Texas
S Jeron Johnson, Boise State
S Deunta Wiliams, North Carolina
P Derek Epperson, Baylor
PR LaVon Brazill, Ohio