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College Football: Pre-season Senior Position Rankings

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 31:  C.J. Spiller #28 of the Clemson University Tigers runs down the field during the Chick-Fil-A Bowl on December 31, 2007 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Dale ThortonCorrespondent IAugust 31, 2009

The NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision is scheduled to kick off Thursday as the official start to the college football season. Over the next three days, the National Football Post will introduce our first senior position rankings for 2009.

 

Quarterbacks

1. Colt McCoy, Texas (6-2, 212)
2. Tim Tebow, Florida (6-3, 245)
3. Zac Robinson, Oklahoma State (6-2, 218)
4. Tony Pike, Cincinnati (6-6, 212)
5. Tim Hiller, Western Michigan (6-4, 230)
6. Chris Turner, Maryland (6-4, 220)
7. Mike Kafka, Northwestern (6-3, 220)
8. Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan (6-3, 226)
9. Rusty Smith, Florida Atlantic (6-5, 230)
10. Ryan Perrilloux, Jacksonville State (6-2, 228)
11. Daryll Clark, Penn State (6-1, 232)
12. Jarrett Brown, West Virginia (6-3, 222)
13. Juice Williams, Illinois (6-1, 235)
14. Andy Schmitt, Eastern Michigan (6-4, 238)
15. Matt Nichols, Eastern Washington (6-2, 220)
16. Levi Brown, Troy (6-3, 225) 
17. John Skelton, Fordham (6-5, 242)
18. Max Hall, BYU (6-1, 205)
19. Joe Cox, Georgia (6-1, 200)
20. Tyler Sheehan, Bowling Green (6-3, 225)

 

Running Backs

1. C.J. Spiller, Clemson (5-11, 195)
2. LeGarrette Blount, Oregon (6-1, 240)
3. Charles Scott, LSU (5-11, 234)
4. Michael Smith, Arkansas (5-7, 180)
5. Stafon Johnson, USC (5-11, 215)
6. Keiland Williams, LSU (5-11, 221)
7. Ben Tate, Auburn (5-11, 218)
8. Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State (6-1, 235)
9. Chris Brown, Oklahoma (5-11, 200)
10. Mikell Simpson, Virginia (6-1, 200)
11. Lonyae Miller, Fresno State (5-11, 224)
12. Brandon Minor, Michigan (6-0, 218)
13. Montario Hardesty, Tennessee (6-0, 215)
14. Toby Gerhart, Stanford (6-1, 235)
15. Javarris James, Miami (5-11, 208)
16. Andre Anderson, Tulane (5-11, 212)
17. Daniel Dufrene, Illinois (5-10, 205)
18. Cordera Eason, Mississippi (5-10, 225)
19. Brandon James, Florida (5-7, 186)
20. James Starks, Buffalo (6-2, 212)

 

Fullbacks/H-backs

1. Garrett Graham, Wisconsin (6-3, 250)
2. Rashawn Jackson, Virginia (6-1, 245)
3. Jeff Cumberland, Illinois (6-4, 255)
4. Cody Slate, Marshall (6-2, 224)
5. Richard Dickson, LSU (6-2, 240)
6. Rendrick Taylor, Clemson (6-2, 264)
7. Jameson Konz, Kent State (6-3, 226)
8. Matt Clapp, Oklahoma (6-2, 246)
9. Chris Gronkowski, Arizona (6-2, 235)
10. Dorin Dickerson, Pittsburgh (6-2, 230)
11. Ryan Moya, UCLA (6-3, 243)
12. Tony Moeaki, Iowa (6-3, 252)
13. Riar Geer, Colorado (6-3, 250)
14. Cory Jackson, Maryland (6-1, 245)
15. Jack Corcoran, Rutgers (6-0, 230)

 

 

Wide Receivers

1. Brandon LaFell, LSU (6-3, 206)
2. Mike Williams, Syracuse (6-2, 205)
3. Jacoby Ford, Clemson (5-9, 185)
4. Brandon Banks, Kansas State (5-7, 154)
5. Dexter McCluster, Mississippi (5-7, 168)
6. Eric Decker, Minnesota (6-3, 215)
7. David Gettis, Baylor (6-4, 215)
8. Jordan Shipley, Texas (6-0, 190)
9. Andre Roberts, Citadel (5-11, 180)
10. Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati (6-0, 187)
11. Jeremy Williams, Tulane (6-1, 205)
12. Preston Parker, North Alabama (5-11, 195)
13. Alric Arnett, West Virginia (6-2, 186)
14. Chris McGaha, Arizona State (6-1, 199)
15. Seyi Ajirotutu, Fresno State (6-3, 210)
16. Naaman Roosevelt, Buffalo (6-1, 187)
17. Tim Brown, Rutgers (5-8, 168)
18. Emmanuel Sanders, Southern Methodist (5-11, 182)
19. Nyan Boateng, California (6-1, 212)
20. Greg Mathews, Michigan (6-3, 209)
21. Kerry Meier, Kansas (6-3, 220)
22. Dion Morton, Colorado State (5-10, 168)
23. Ray Small, Ohio State (5-11, 182)
24. Bryan Anderson, Central Michigan (6-5, 205)
25. Jeff Moturi, UTEP (6-0, 190)

 

Tight Ends

1. Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma (6-6, 258)
2. Ed Dickson, Oregon (6-4, 243)
3. Andrew Quarless, Penn State (6-5, 248)
4. Dennis Pitta, BYU (6-2, 248)
5. Nate Byham, Pittsburgh (6-4, 258)
6. Michael Hoomanawanui, Illinois (6-3, 270)
7. Anthony McCoy, USC (6-5, 252)
8. Jeron Mastrud, Kansas State (6-5, 253)
9. Mickey Shuler, Penn State (6-4, 248)
10. Scott Sicko, New Hampshire (6-4, 242)
11. Greg Boone, Virginia Tech (6-3, 283)
12. Dedrick Epps, Miami (6-4, 253)
13. Jeff Cottam, Tennessee (6-8, 260)
14. Steve Maneri, Temple (6-6, 270)
15. Fendi Onobun, Houston (6-6, 250)

 

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