Two Aggies - left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi and punter Drew Kaser - have been named to SI.com's 2014 Preseason All-America First Team.
Ogbuehi, from Allen, Texas, will be seeking to become the third consecutive Texas A&M left tackle to garner first-team All-America honors, joining former teammates Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews who also went on to become NFL top 10 overall draft picks. Entering his fourth year as a starter, Ogbuehi was a mainstay at guard his first two seasons before shifting to right tackle as a junior. As a senior, Ogbuehi will shift to the Aggies’ all-important left tackle position, which was vacated by Matthews.
Kaser, from Strongsville, Ohio, was a first-team All-America pick and a finalist for the Ray Guy Award in his first season as a starter in 2013 after averaging 47.4 yards per punt. Kaser led the SEC in punt average and broke Shane Lechler’s long-standing A&M record of 47.1 average from 1999. Kaser’s amazing season included 17 50-yard plus boots, 17 "coffin corner" efforts, 14 fair catches and a long punt of 76 yards on 44 total tries.Kaser was also on SI.com’s final 2013 All-America team.
The SEC led all conferences with nine first-team selections, and defending national champion Florida State led all schools with five first-team selections.