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Three Huskies named to AP preseason All-American teams | University Of Washington


SEATTLE — A trio of Washington Huskies claimed Associated Press preseason All-American honors.

Senior running back Myles Gaskin and junior safety Taylor Rapp garnered first-team honors while sophomore cornerback Byron Murphy was named a second-team All-American.

With three selections, Washington, which ranks sixth in the AP preseason poll, is fifth behind Wisconsin (5), Clemson (4), Alabama (4) and Stanford (4) for the most preseason first- and second-team picks.

Utah is the only other Pac-12 teams with multiple players being selected.

The Pac-12’s first team AP All-Americans include: Stanford running back Bryce Love, Stanford guard Nate Herbig, Utah kicker Matt Gay, Utah punter Mitch Wishnowsky, Rapp and Gaskin who was voted in as an all-purpose player.

The Pac-12’s second team picks are Stanford TE Kaden Smith, Arizona State receiver N’keal Harry, USC linebacker Cameron Smith, Oregon LB Troy Dye, Stanford punter Jake Bailey and Murphy.

Here’s a look at the Associated Press preseason All-American teams.

Quarterback — Will Grier, senior, West Virginia.

Running backs — Bryce Love, senior, Stanford; Jonathan Taylor, sophomore, Wisconsin.

Tackles — Jonah Williams, junior, Alabama; Mitch Hyatt, senior, Clemson.

Guards — Beau Benzschawel, senior, Wisconsin; Nate Herbig, junior, Stanford.

Center — Ross Pierschbacher, senior, Alabama.

Tight end — Noah Fant, junior, Iowa.

Receivers — A.J. Brown, junior, Mississippi; David Sills V, senior, West Virginia.

All-purpose player — Myles Gaskin, senior, Washington.

Kicker — Matt Gay, senior, Utah.

Ends — Nick Bosa, junior, Ohio State; Clelin Ferrell, junior, Clemson.

Tackles — Ed Oliver, junior, Houston; Christian Wilkins, Senior, Clemson.

Linebackers — Devin White, junior, LSU; Devin Bush, junior, Michigan; T.J. Edwards, senior, Wisconsin.

Cornerbacks — Greedy Williams, sophomore, LSU; Deandre Baker, senior, Georgia.

Safeties — Jaquan Johnson, senior, Miami; Taylor Rapp, junior, Washington.

Punter — Mitch Wishnowsky, senior, Utah.

Quarterback — Trace McSorley, senior, Penn State.

Running backs — A.J. Dillon, sophomore, Boston College; Damien Harris, junior, Alabama.

Tackles — David Edwards, junior, Wisconsin; Greg Little, junior, Mississippi.

Guards — Alex Bars, senior, Notre Dame; Michael Dieter, senior, Wisconsin.

Center — Sam Mustipher, senior, Notre Dame.

Tight end — Kaden Smith, junior, Stanford.

Receivers — N’Keal Harry, junior, Arizona State; Anthony Johnson, senior, Buffalo.

All-purpose player — Deebo Samuel. senior, South Carolina.

Kicker — Rodrigo Blankenship, junior, Georgia.

Ends — Rashan Gary, junior, Michigan; Raekwon Davis, junior, Alabama.

Tackles — Dexter Lawrence, junior, Clemson; Jeffrey Simmons, junior, Mississippi State.

Linebackers — Cameron Smith, senior, Southern California; Troy Dye, junior, Oregon; Mack Wilson, junior, Alabama.

Cornerbacks — Byron Murphy, sophomore, Washington; Julian Love, junior, Notre Dame.

Safeties — Lukas Dennis, senior, Boston College; Andrew Wingard, senior, Wyoming.

Punter — Jake Bailey, senior, Stanford.

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