July 17, 2012; Hoover, AL, USA; Texas A&M Aggies offensive tackle Luke Joeckel shows off his cowboy boots to media members during the 2012 SEC media days event at the Wynfrey Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Lambert-US PRESSWIRE
Texas A&M junior offensive lineman Luke Joeckel was tabbed as a Preseason All-American by SB Nation on Monday.
Viewed unanimously as one of the top offensive linemen in college football, Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel was named as a first team selection by SB Nation on its 2012 Preseason All-Americans list released Monday.
The 6-foot-6 Joeckel, despite being just a junior, has been rumored to be one of the top prospects for the 2013 draft pool if he opts to declare, and is expected to once again anchor a dominant Texas A&M passing attack from the left tackle spot. An All-Big 12 performer as a sophomore, Joeckel and the offensive line allowed only nine sacks of star quarterback Ryan Tannehill last season.