COLUMBIA - The key players in South Carolina's running game continue racking up preseason awards.

Senior guard A.J. Cann was named a Preseason First Team All-American by Athlon on Monday. Junior tailback Mike Davis was selected to the third team.

Cann's 38 career starts are most on the team. He started every game last season, when he served as a captain. Cann has had quiet an offseason, also named Preseason First Team All-American by Phil Steele and Preseason First Team All-SEC.

Davis had a breakout sophomore season, rushing for 1,183 yards (the fourth-highest total in school history) and 11 touchdowns on 203 carries. Davis was also named a Preseason Third Team All-American by Phil Steele and Preseason Second Team All-SEC.