Seven Army players were selected for Phil Steele's All-Independent team.
Senior RB Raymond Maples, junior DT Robert Kough and junior FS Geoffery Bacon all earned first-team Preseason All-Independent honors from Phil Steele Publications. The group of first-team selections accounted for three of Army’s seven total honorees.
Junior FB Larry Dixon and junior OG Stephen Shumaker were second-team choices, while junior C Ryan Powis and sophomore LB Alex Meier picked up third-team accolades.
The rest of Phil Steele's Preseason All-Independent team can be seen here.
There are watch lists out as well and Geoff Bacon and Ryan Powis have been singled out for a couple. Bacon wound up on the Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list (IMPACT defensive player of the year) and Powis is listed as a contender for the Rimington Trophy given to the nation's top center.