The University of Toledo has been ranked No. 24 nationally in Football Digest's preseason poll. The Rockets are the only Mid-American Conference team in the Top 25.
Oklahoma is ranked No. 1. Defending national champion Ohio State No. 2. Rounding out the top five are Texas, Miami and Michigan, respectively.
Toledo (9-5 last season) returns 15 starters. The Rockets open the season Aug. 30 at Nevada-Las Vegas.
KAZUR PICKED: Nick Kaczur, a junior offensive tackle for the University of Toledo, has been named to Athlon magazine's preseason All-American team. The 6-6, 330-pound Brantford, Ont., native is the only Mid-Am player named to Athlon's pre-season All-American list. Kaczur earned first-team All-MAC honors last season and was a second-teamer as a freshman.
DOZIER COMMITS: Erique Dozier, who just finished his junior year at Akron Garfield, has made a verbal commitment to play football at the University of Toledo, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Dozier, 5-11, 195 pounds, is a safety and kick returner.