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Michael Floyd And Kyle Rudolph Named Lindy's Preseason First-Team All-Americans

Michael Floyd's 84.1 receiving yards per game average over his career is best among all returning players in 2010.

May 11, 2010

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - University of Notre Dame juniors Michael Floyd and Kyle Rudolph have both been selected 2010 preseason first-team All-Americans by Lindy's.

Floyd and Rudolph are the only teammates selected to the first-team offense by the magazine. Notre Dame tied for the most first-team All-Americans with Georgia, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and UCLA.

A 6-3, 220-pound wide receiver from St. Paul, Minn., Floyd has averaged 84.1 receiving yards per game for his career, tops among all active players in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision. He has totaled 92 receptions for 1,514 yards with 16 touchdowns in his career and has started 17 of 18 career games played. In 2009, Floyd started all seven games he played and he ranked second on the team with 44 catches for 795 yards and nine TDs.

Last year Rudolph was the only sophomore named a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, the trophy presented annually to college football's top tight end. Of the eight Mackey Award semifinalists from 2009, only Rudolph returns this year. The Cincinnati, Ohio, junior has registered 62 receptions for 704 yards in his Irish career with five TDs and has started 22 of 23 career games played. He started nine of 10 games played in 2009 and ranked third on the team with 33 receptions for 364 yards and three TDs. Rudolph has also been named a preseason third-team All-American by NationalChamps.net.

Lindy's All-America Offensive Team
First Team

QB Kellen Moore 6-0 187 Jr. Boise State
RB Mark Ingram 5-10 215 Jr. Alabama
RB Dion Lewis 5-8 195 So. Pittsburgh
WR Michael Floyd 6-3 220 Jr. Notre Dame
WR A.J. Green 6-4 205 Jr. Georgia
TE Kyle Rudolph 6-6 265 Jr. Notre Dame
C Mike Pouncey 6-4 310 Sr. Florida
OL Rodney Hudson 6-2 285 Sr. Florida State
OL Stefen Wisniewski 6-3 297 Sr. Penn State
OL Gabe Carimi 6-7 315 Sr. Wisconsin
OL Anthony Castonzo 6-7 295 Sr. Boston College
PK Kai Forbath 6-0 192 Sr. UCLA

 

 

Lindy's All-America Defensive Team
First Team

DL Adrian Clayborn 6-3 282 Sr. Iowa
DL Greg Romeus 6-6 270 Sr. Pittsburgh
DL Stephen Paea 6-1 311 Sr. Oregon State
DL Jared Crick 6-6 285 Jr. Nebraska
LB Greg Jones 6-1 228 Sr. Michigan State
LB Von Miller 6-3 240 Sr. Texas A&M
LB Quan Sturdivant 6-2 230 Jr. North Carolina
CB Patrick Peterson 6-1 211 Jr. LSU
CB Prince Amukamara 6-1 205 Sr. Nebraska
S Rahim Moore 6-1 195 Jr. UCLA
S DeAndre McDaniel 6-1 210 Sr. Clemson
P Drew Butler 6-2 203 Jr. Georgia

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