Boise State Ranked #22 By The Sporting News

Boise State enters the 2007 season with a preseason ranking of #22 by The Sporting News. Junior tackle Ryan Clady has also been named All-America by the magazine. Clady joins Ian Johnson, Jeff Cavender, Marty Tadman and Kyle Wilson on the preseason All-WAC Team.

Despite finishing the 2006 football season as the only undefeated team in the nation, Boise State is ranked just 22nd in the preseason by The Sporting News heading into this fall.

The Broncos did receive some kudos from the magazine when offensive tackle Ryan Clady was selected to the preseason All-America team and named the second best tackle in the country.  Clady (6-6, 319, Jr.) received the same status from Playboy earlier this year.  Clady helped the Broncos finish second in the nation in scoring, sixth in rushing and 10th in total offense. 

Just five Broncos were chosen as preseason All-Western Athletic Conference members.  Joining Clady on The Sporting News All-WAC team are running back Ian Johnson, senior lineman Jeff Cavender, safety Marty Tadman and cornerback Kyle Wilson. 

Johnson is third among active players in career rushing touchdowns with 26.  Cavender earned second-team All-WAC at right guard last year and has started all 38 games of his college career.  Tadman is the active national leader in career interceptions with 12 and interception returns for touchdowns with three.  He can break the all-time Boise State record for career average interception return yards.  Wilson was an honorable mention Freshman All-America by The Sporting News last season.

The magazine also tabbed freshman linebacker Derrell Acrey as the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year according to but oddly enough, TSN did not name him to the All-WAC team.



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