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Irish Insights


Floyd, Rudolph garner preseason honor

Notre Dame juniors Michael Floyd and Kyle Rudolph were named Lindy's preseason first-team All-Americans.

Floyd, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound receiver, was second on the team last season with 44 catches for 795 yards and nine touchdowns. He has averaged 84.1 yards per game and has 92 receptions for 1,514 yards with 16 touchdowns for his career.

Rudolph, 6-6, 265-pound tight end, was third on the team last season with 33 receptions for 364 yards and three touchdowns. He has 62 catches for 704 yards and five touchdowns for his career.

Floyd and Rudolph are the only teammates named to the magazine's first-team offense, and the Irish are tied for the most first-team All-Americans with Georgia, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and UCLA.

Lindy's first-team All-America offensive 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 first-team All-America defensive 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