Arizona Football

2017 Preseason Football Team: David Watson leads the linemen

University of Arizona commit David Watson (Andy Morales/

These are the top returning linemen based on the Southern Arizona All-Star list from last season. Does not take into account any transfers, injuries or changes in position.

David Watson, Sr. Amphitheater
Matteo Mele, Sr. Salpointe
Brayden Smith, Sr. Ironwood Ridge
Kai Golden, Sr. Mountain View
Sean Benke, Sr. Mountain View
Jose Lopez, Sr. Salpointe
John Morgan, Sr. Marana
Dawson Hand, Sr. Catalina Foothills
Hayden Sauceda, Sr. Sabino
Kendall Tobin, Sr. Pusch Ridge
Zach Giles, Sr. Rincon/University
Zac Cisney, Sr. Sahuaro
Omar Ibanez, Jr. Pueblo
Kashawn Valencia, Sr. Tucson
Anthony Wells, Sr. Sunnyside
Carter Clarke, Sr. Cienega
Amani Cruz, Sr. Tucson



Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at




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