The University of New Mexico's Sept. 14 game at Pittsburgh will start at 10:30 a.m. Mountain Time and be shown online on ESPN3.
The senior from Baton Rouge, La., is one of 44 players earning preseason recognition for the honor, which goes annually to the nation's best center.
The Lovington native was a Jim Thorpe Award finalist in 1999 (as the nation's top defensive back) and led the nation in tackles in 1998.
Coach Bob Davie gives UNM alumni a chance to reconnect with colleagues and the current program.
Road games at Mountain West tri-champions Fresno State and Boise State in November both will draw a nationally televised audience.