KU Players Receiving Recognition

By: From: KU Sports Information
By: From: KU Sports Information

LAWRENCE, Kan. – A number of Kansas football players are receiving preseason recognition from national football magazines this summer. Leading the way is preseason All-America cornerback Aqib Talib.

In all seven different Jayhawks have been listed on preseason all-Big 12 Conference teams by either Athlon, The Sporting News, Phil Steele and Lindy’s preseason publications.

Talib, a junior to be, has been listed as a first-team All-American by Phil Steele, a second-team pick by TSN and Lindy’s and a third-team choice by Athlons. Earlier this summer he was selected to the Playboy Magazine All-America first-team.

Jayhawks finding their names on preseason all-conference lists in addition to Talib, who is first-team in all four magazines, are OL Anthony Collins, DL James McClinton, LB Mike Rivera, WR Marcus Henry, PK Scott Webb, P Kyle Tucker, and return man Marcus Herford.

Collins and McClinton join Talib as All-Big 12 First Team picks by Lindy’s.

Second-team selections include McClinton, Rivera, Tucker and Herford by Athlon’s, Collins by TSN, McClinton by Phil Steele and Rivera by Lindy’s.

Athlon Magazine

CB Aqib Talib –All-America Third Team; All-Big 12 First Team

OL Anthony Collins – All-Big 12 First Team

DL James McClinton – All-Big 12 Second Team

LB Mike Rivera – All-Big 12 Second Team

P Kyle Tucker – All-Big 12 Second Team

KR Marcus Herford – All-Big 12 Second Team

Lindy’s

Talib –All-America Second Team; All-Big 12 First Team

Collins – All-Big 12 First Team

McClinton – All-Big 12 First Team

Rivera – All-Big 12 Second Team

Phil Steele

Talib –All-America First Team; All-Big 12 First Team

McClinton – All-Big 12 Second Team

Rivera – All-Big 12 Third Team

Henry – All-Big 12 Fourth Team

PK Scott Webb – All-Big 12 Fourth Team

Herford – All-Big 12 Fourth Team

The Sporting News

Talib –All-America Second Team; All-Big 12 First Team

Collins – All-Big 12 Second Team


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