Two preseason All-American teams were revealed Wednesday.
Two nods for University of Washington middle linebacker Azeem Victor.
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.
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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.