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Best QB in D-III?

Monmouth's Alex Tanney
Alex Tanney threw 40 touchdowns and seven interceptions last year.
Monmouth athletics file photo

All he did was complete 70 percent of his passes last year and lead his team to the playoffs. And knock the Midwest Conference schedule if you wish, but Alex Tanney completed 69 percent of his passes for 361 yards and no interceptions in a home playoff game against St. Thomas.

So on a team where we name just two quarterbacks out of 239 teams, Monmouth senior Alex Tanney is the first on the list. Announcing, the 2010 D3football.com Preseason All-America team.

Although the team is primarily seniors, there are three surprising sophomores on the list as well, with the top two players at each position heading into the 2010 season.

It's the first of our preseason awards, which will be followed in early August by the preseason D3football.com Top 25 poll.

Players were selected primarily from last year's All-Region nominations, though we considered additional players as well. It's a who's-who of who's coming back for the upcoming Division III football season.

But this only scratches the surface. To learn all you need to know to follow the 2010 Division III football season, you need Kickoff. Click here for more.

Aug. 30: All times Eastern
TBA
University of New England at Coast Guard
Live stats
TBA
Frostburg State at Stevenson
6:00 PM
Alma at Baldwin Wallace
Live stats
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Johns Hopkins
7:00 PM
Hamline at Buena Vista
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at McMurry
7:30 PM
Manchester at Trine
8:00 PM
St. Olaf at Crown
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
8:00 PM
UW-Platteville at East Texas Baptist
Live stats
Aug. 31: All times Eastern
TBA
Utica at St. Lawrence
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
Live stats
7:00 PM
WPI at Anna Maria
Live stats
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Live stats
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Millikin at Hope
Preview Live stats
7:00 PM
TCNJ at FDU-Florham
7:00 PM
Becker at MIT
Video Live stats
Dec. 9: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 43, at UW-Oshkosh 40
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, Brockport 0
Box Score Recap Photos
Dec. 15: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 12, at Mary Hardin-Baylor 0
@ Salem, Va.
Video Box Score Recap Photos