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2006 Arkansas Football Pre-Season Rankings and Honors

BY ANDRES FOCIL
2006 Arkansas Football Pre-Season Rankings and Honors

TEAM PRESEASON PREDICTIONS

NATIONAL

No. 13 – Phil Steele’s College Football

No. 30 – Athlon Sports

No. 31 – Hooten’s Arkansas Football

No. 33 – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

SEC

Third – Phipps Football Magazines

Sixth – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

Seventh – Birmingham News

SEC West

Second – Phil Steele’s College Football

Second – Phipps Football Magazines

Third – Athlon Sports

Third – Hooten’s Arkansas Football

Third – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

Fourth – Street & Smith’s Annuals

Fourth – Birmingham News

OTHER TEAM RANKINGS

Most Improved Team

No. 1 – Phil Steele’s College Football

Surprise Team

No. 6 – Phil Steele’s College Football

NATIONAL POSITION RANKINGS

Offensive Line

Fourth – Athlon Sports

Fourth – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

Seventh – Phil Steele’s College Football

Running Backs

Fifth – Athlon Sports

Fifth – Phil Steele’s College Football

Defensive Backs

13th – Phil Steele’s College Football

Defensive Line

Sixth – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

23rd – Phil Steele’s College Football

Linebackers

16th – Phil Steele’s College Football

Special Teams

Eighth – Phil Steele’s College Football

SEC TEAM/POSITION RANKINGS

Wide Receivers

Eighth – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

Offensive Line

First – Athlon Sports

First – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

Defensive Backs

Fourth – Athlon Sports

Defensive Line

Second – Athlon Sports

Second – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

Defensive Backs

11th – Athlon

Linebackers

Fourth – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

Fifth – Athlon Sports

Running Backs

First – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

Second – Athlon Sports

Secondary

Sixth – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

Special Teams

Fifth – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

Quarterbacks

Sixth – Athlon Sports

Eighth – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

Wide Receivers / Tight Ends

Seventh – Athlon Sports

INDIVIDUAL HONORS & RANKINGS

Jamaal Anderson

All-SEC Second Team – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

All-SEC Third Team – SEC Coaches

All-SEC Fourth Team – Phil Steele’s College Football

No. 51 Defensive End in the Nation – Phil Steele’s College Football

Freddie Fairchild

All-SEC Third Team – SEC Coaches

Robert Felton

All-SEC Second Team – Athlon Sports

All-SEC Third Team – Phil Steele’s College Football

All-SEC Third Team – SEC Coaches

No. 43 Offensive Guard in the Nation – Phil Steele’s College Football

Michael Grant

All-SEC Third Team – SEC Coaches

Marcus Harrison

All-SEC Second Team – Athlon Sports

No. 28 Defensive Tackle in the Nation – Phil Steele’s College Football

Peyton Hillis

All-SEC Third Team (PR) – Phil Steele’s College Football

All-SEC Third Team – SEC Coaches

No. 3 Fullback in the Nation – The Sporting News

No. 3 Fullback in the Nation – Phil Steele’s College Football

SEC’s Best Blocking Back (Runner-Up) – Birmingham News

Chris Houston

All-SEC Second Team – CollegeFootballNews.com

Keith Jackson

No. 9 Defensive Tackle in the Nation – The Sporting News

No. 15 Defensive Tackle in the Nation – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

No. 23 Defensive Tackle in the Nation – Phil Steele’s College Football

All-SEC First Team – The Sporting News

All-SEC First Team – Phipps Football Magazines

All-SEC First Team – Birmingham News

All-SEC Second Team – Phil Steele’s College Football

All-SEC Second Team – SEC Coaches

All-SEC Third Team – Athlon Sports

All-SEC Team – Street & Smith’s Annuals

Felix Jones

Second Team All-America – Athlon Sports

Second Team All-America – Rivals.com

Fourth Team All-America – Phil Steele’s College Football

Honorable Mention All-America – CollegeFootballNews.com

No. 3 Return Man in the Nation – CollegeFootballNews.com

No. 4 Return Man in the Nation – The Sporting News

No. 10 All-Purpose Player in the Nation – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

No. 18 SEC Position Player – CollegeFootballNews.com

All-SEC First Team – Athlon Sports

All-SEC First Team – CollegeFootballNews.com

All-SEC First Team – Phil Steele’s College Football

All-SEC First Team – SEC Coaches

All-SEC First Team – The Sporting News

All-SEC Second Team – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

Randy Kelly

All-SEC Second Team – Birmingham News

All-SEC Third Team – SEC Coaches

Jonathan Luigs

Rimington Trophy (naton’s top center)

All-SEC Second Team – Phipps Football Magazines

All-SEC Second Team – Birmingham News

All-SEC Third Team – Athlon Sports

All-SEC Fourth Team – Phil Steele’s College Football

No. 35 Center in the Nation – Phil Steele’s College Football

Darren McFadden

Maxwell Award Watch List (nation’s top player)

Second Team All-America – Phil Steele’s College Football

Second Team All-America – Rivals.com

Third Team All-America – Athlon Sports

Honorable Mention All-American – Street & Smith’s Annuals

No. 4 Running Back in the Nation – Phil Steele’s College Football

No. 5 Running Back in the Nation – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

No. 6 Running Back in the Nation – The Sporting News

No. 11 Running Back in the Nation – CollegeFootballNews.com

No. 9 SEC Position Player – CollegeFootballNews.com

No. 22 Heisman Trophy Candidate – CollegeFootballNews.com

SEC’s Most Versatile Player (Runner-Up) – Birmingham News

SEC’s Best Athlete – Birmingham News

SEC’s Best Runner (Runner-Up) – Birmingham News

All-SEC First Team – Athlon Sports

All-SEC First Team – CollegeFootballNews.com

All-SEC First Team – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

All-SEC First Team – SEC Coaches

All-SEC First Team – The Sporting News

All-SEC First Team – Phil Steele’s College Football

All-SEC First Team – Phipps Football Magazines

All-SEC First Team – Birmingham News

Marcus Monk

All-SEC First Team – Phil Steele’s College Football

No. 9 Wide Receiver in the Nation – Phil Steele’s College Football

Mitch Mustain

No. 6 SEC Impact Newcomer – Athlon Sports

No. 7 Incoming SEC Player – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

No. 10 Incoming Freshman in the Nation – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

No. 10 Incoming Freshman in the Nation – Athlon Sports

SEC Newcomer of the Year – The Sporting News

Sam Olajubutu

Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List (nation’s top defensive player)

Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List (nation’s top defensive player)

Lott Trophy Watch List (nation’s top defensive player)

Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List (nation’s top defensive lineman or linebacker)

Second Team All-America – Athlon Sports

Second Team All-America – CollegeFootballNews.com

Second Team All-America – Rivals.com

Honorable Mention All-American – Street & Smith’s Annuals

No. 3 Linebacker in the Nation – CollegeFootballNews.com

No. 5 Outside Linebacker in the Nation – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

No. 7 Inside Linebacker in the Nation – The Sporting News

No. 22 Linebacker in the Nation – Phil Steele’s College Football

No. 11 SEC Position Player – CollegeFootballNews.com

SEC’s Best Outside Linebacker – Birmingham News

All-SEC First Team – Athlon Sports

All-SEC First Team – CollegeFootballNews.com

All-SEC First Team – Lindy’s Sports Annuals

All-SEC First Team – SEC Coaches

All-SEC First Team – The Sporting News

All-SEC First Team – Phipps Football Magazines

All-SEC First Team – Birmingham News

All-SEC Team – Street & Smith’s Annuals

All-SEC Second Team – Phil Steele’s College Football

Stephen Parker

All-SEC Second Team – SEC Coaches

All-SEC Fourth Team – Phil Steele’s College Football

Desmond Sims

All-SEC Second Team – Phipps Football Magazines

Jacob Skinner

All-SEC Third Team – Phil Steele’s College Football

No. 15 Punter in the Nation – Phil Steele’s College Football

Zac Tubbs

All-SEC Second Team – CollegeFootballNews.com

All-SEC Third Team – Athlon Sports

All-SEC Third Team – SEC Coaches

All-SEC Fourth Team – Phil Steele’s College Football

No. 20 Offensive Tackle in the Nation – CollegeFootballNews.com

Tony Ugoh

All-SEC Third Team – Phil Steele’s College Football

Damian Williams

No. 76 Incoming Freshman in the Nation – Athlon Sports

No. 95 Incoming Freshman in the Nation – Lindy’s Sports Annuals



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