Two Notre Dame players are Preseason All-Americans

SHARE Two Notre Dame players are Preseason All-Americans
AX157_77A1_9_999x749.jpg

The 2015 Preseason All-American list came out on Monday, and two Notre Dame linemen were selected to the first team.

The Fighting Irish have a Preseason All-American player on both sides of the ball. First, left tackle Ronnie Stanley was selected to the Preseason All-American first team.

Sporting News thinks Stanley is the most athletic linemen in college football. Stanley hasn’t missed a start in two seasons.

“The upside with Stanley is huge. He started every game at right tackle in 2013 and was named the Irish’s top offensive lineman last season as the starting left tackle. He’s as athletic as they came at his position.”

Linebacker Jaylon Smith made the Preseason All-American first team, as well. Sporting News said the Fighting Irish linebacker put up insane numbers last season and deserves his preseason rank.

A playmaker for the Irish defense, Smith had 112 total tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks last season.

The Fighting Irish finished 8-5 last season, but they’re projected to start the 2015 season in the top 10.

The Latest
Just last week, a group of historians warned President Joe Biden that today’s threats to democracy are similar to the pre-Civil War era and the homegrown sympathy for fascism before World War II.
They were standing on the sidewalk about 9 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Harrison Street when someone inside a black car fired shots.
Much of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s funding for this program is coming from the state’s $45 billion Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan but almost $16 billion more is expected to come in from the federal government.
Manager Tony La Russa admitted he pondered keeping Kopech in the game but thought the long-term considerations weighed more heavily.