FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas football players Ryan Mallett, D.J. Williams and DeMarcus Love have been named College Football Insiders Preseason All-Americans, it was announced. Mallett is the feature photo on the CFI website.
Mallett headlined the All-CFI first-team offense at quarterback. In his first season in the SEC, Mallett led the league in touchdown passes (30), passing yards per game (278.8) and total offense per game (276.5). He was the only player in the SEC to throw five-or-more touchdown passes in three different games. He also led the league in 400-yard passing performances with two and 300-yard passing performances with five.
Williams was honored to the All-CFI second-team offense at tight end. He was a second-team All-SEC selection in 2009 by the league coaches. He finished the year with 32 catches for 411 yards and three touchdowns. He tied for 24th in the SEC in receptions per game (2.46) and was 23rd in receiving yards per game (31.62). Against South Carolina, he pulled down a season-best nine catches for a career-high 137 yards.
Love, an offensive lineman, was an offensive honorable mention. He has started 24 games for the Razorbacks, including all 13 games at offensive tackle during the 2009 season in which he was a team captain. He was a member of the unit that blocked for an offense that led the SEC in scoring offense (36.0), pass offense (295.5) and was third in total offense (427.3).
Razorback fans can view the full team listings here.