Plenty of Preseason Honors
Friday, July
1, 3:30 p.m. PT

The calendar indicates that we are officially past the midpoint of 2011, which means college football's most enjoyable season - football season - is nearly upon us. In two months and two days, Oregon will play LSU in the sold-out Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas, and both teams will take the field with a top-five ranking attached to their names. Based on a consensus of the most respected/accepted annual preseason magazines, the Ducks are No. 3 and the Tigers are tied for fourth.

Based on those rankings, LSU will almost certainly represent UO's highest-ranked opponent in a season opener away from home when the Associated Press releases its preseason top 25 in August. But the Ducks will also likely be sporting their highest ranking to start a season, and with that comes lots of individual accolades.

The following is a list of the top preseason honors as of July 1. Watch lists for all the major awards will be released between July 5 and 18, so expect a few more honors-related posts in the near future.

MARK ASPER
2nd Team All-Pac-12 (Lindy's)
4th Team All-Pac-12 (Phil Steele)

KENJON BARNER
4th Team All-Pac-12 (Phil Steele)
CFPA Punt Returner Trophy Watch List

ROB BEARD
1st Team All-Pac-12 (Sporting News, Lindy's)
2nd Team All-Pac-12 (Phil Steele, Athlon)

JOHN BOYETT
2nd Team All-America (Athlon)
1st Team All-Pac-12 (Phil Steele, Athlon)
2nd Team All-Pac-12 (Lindy's)
Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List
CFPA Defensive Back Trophy Watch List

CLIFF HARRIS
1st Team All-America CB (Phil Steele, Sporting News, Athlon, Lindy's); PR (Phil Steele, Athlon); AP (Playboy)
1st Team All-Pac-12 CB (Phil Steele, Sporting News, Athlon, Lindy's); PR (Phil Steele, Athlon)
CFPA Punt Returner Trophy Watch List
CFPA Defensive Back Trophy Watch List

JOSH HUFF
2nd Team All-Pac-12 (Lindy's)

LaMICHAEL JAMES
1st Team All-America (Phil Steele, Playboy, Sporting News, Athlon, Lindy's)
1st Team All-Pac-12 (Phil Steele, Sporting News, Athlon, Lindy's)

JOSH KADDU
4th Team All-Pac-12 (Phil Steele)

DAVID PAULSON
1st Team All-Pac-12 (Phil Steele, Athlon, Lindy's)

JACKSON RICE
CFPA Punter Trophy Watch List

DARRON THOMAS
2nd Team All-Pac-12 (Lindy's)
3rd Team All-Pac-12 (Phil Steele)

TERRELL TURNER
4th Team All-Pac-12 (Phil Steele)

CARSON YORK
2nd Team All-Pac-12 (Phil Steele, Athlon)



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