UCLA senior place kicker Kai Forbath and junior free safety Rahim Moore have been named first-team pre-season All-Americans by Sporting News College Football 2010 and junior linebacker Akeem Ayers has been selected to Sporting News' second team.
Forbath, the Lou Groza Award winner and consensus All-America place kicker in 2009, led the nation in field goals per game (2.15) last season, making 28 of 31 attempts, including all 25 tries inside 50 yards.
Moore, who has started all 25 games of his Bruin career, led the nation with 10 interceptions a year ago, one shy of the UCLA school record. His 10 interceptions were the most by a player in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division IA) since 2003.
Ayers, a big-play performer, scored three defensive touchdowns a year ago - two on interceptions and one on a fumble return. He leads all Bruin returnees with 75 tackles, 6.0 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss.
UCLA, Florida State, Georgia and Pittsburgh were the only schools to have two players named to the first team. Arizona State was the only other Pac-10 school to have a player named to the first team.
All three Bruins were also named to the publication's All-Pac-10 unit. The Bruins were picked sixth by the magazine and head coach Rick Neuheisel was selected the Pac-10's top recruiter.