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SB Nation Preseason All-Americans: Le'Veon Bell Among Top Running Backs

On Monday, SB Nation kicked off its Preseason All-America team for the upcoming NCAA football season. William Gholston of the Michigan St. Spartans highlighted the defensive line, while Taylor Lewan of the Michigan Wolverines found himself as an honorable mention on the offensive line. Both players are on numerous watch lists for the upcoming season, so it was no surprise to see them recognized by SB Nation.

Jason Kirk kept things rolling Tuesday with the running backs and linebackers for the mythical All-Star team. No players from either school make the final roster, but Le'Veon Bell out of Michigan State was named an honorable mention for the running back position. Bell was beaten to the roster by Montee Ball of Wisconsin and Marcus Lattimore of South Carolina.

Bell has been named to a couple watch lists recently. Most notably, he was named one of the candidates for the Doak Walker Award, which is given annually to the nation's top running back. Michigan's Fitzgerald Toussaint was also named to that watch list. On top of that, Bell was named to the Maxwell Award watch list.

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