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Guess which Huskies’ player was named to two preseason All-American teams Wednesday?

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2016, file photo, Washington’s Azeem Victor reacts to a play against Rutgers in the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Seattle.
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2016, file photo, Washington’s Azeem Victor reacts to a play against Rutgers in the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Seattle. AP file, 2016

Two preseason All-American teams were revealed Wednesday.

Two nods for University of Washington middle linebacker Azeem Victor.

Victor, the 6-foot-3, 231-pound redshirt senior from Compton, California, was a first-team pick by Sports Illustrated, and a second-team selection by CBS Sports.

He is expected to lead what should again be a top-notch Huskies’ defense. He is fully recovered from the broken leg injury he suffered last November against USC.

In the past two seasons, Victor has racked up 162 tackles, including a career-high 95 tackles in 2015, his first year as a full-time starter.

Last season in 10 games, he had 67 tackles, including three for loss, and was named to the all-Pac-12 Conference first team defense.

Sports Illustrated also named junior tailback Myles Gaskin to its preseason All-American second team. Gaskin rushed for a career-best 1,373 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.

And defensive tackle Vita Vea, and punt returner Dante Pettis were selected to CBS Sports’ preseason All-American second team as well.

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