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Four Utes Named To MWC Preseason All-Conference Team

Louie Sakoda is the MWC Preseason Special Teams Player of the Year.

Louie Sakoda is the MWC Preseason Special Teams Player of the Year.

July 23, 2007

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The Mountain West Conference media voted four Utes on to the 2007 MWC preseason all-conference football team and projected a third-place league finish for Utah this coming season. The polls were released at the annual MWC Football Preview in Las Vegas, Nev., on July 23.

Place kicker Louie Sakoda, quarterback Brian Johnson, and offensive linemen Jason Boone and Robert Conley were named to the preseason team. Sakoda, Johnson and Conley are juniors while Boone is a senior. Sakoda, who is also Utah's starting punter and the reigning MWC co-Special Teams Player of the Year, was picked as the preseason MWC Special Teams Player of the Year.

The MWC media poll selected TCU as the favorite to win the league title, while predicting a third-place finish for Utah. The Horned Frogs received 202 points and 18 first place votes, followed by Brigham Young (178 points, three first place votes) and Utah (165 points and two first place votes).

2007 Mountain West Conference Preseason Poll

1. TCU (18)         202
2. BYU (3)          178
3. Utah (2)         165
4. New Mexico       120
5. Wyoming          110
6. Colorado State   107
7. Air Force        62
8. San Diego State  56
9. UNLV             35



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