Thursday, June 29, 2006

Rivals Name Peterson & Alexander First Team All America released their Pre-Season All American Team and Rufus Alexander and Adrian Peterson have been named to the first team.

Senior linebacker Rufus Alexander led the team in tackles (102) last season. He also had a career-high five sacks to go with nine pass break-ups, two fumbles forced, one interception and one fumble caused. He already has been named to several award watch list including the Chuck Bednarik Award.

Junior running back Adrian Peterson led the Big 12 Conference in rushing last season despite missing all or most of four games. He is on the watch list for the Maxwell award and will be one of the pre-season favorites to win the Heisman.