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MSU, Ole Miss, Bama Players Make Watch Lists

(WCBI Sports) - A number of Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Alabama football players have been selected to one of the preseason award watch lists this summer.

Friday, MSU quarterback Tyler Russell was named to the Walter Camp Award Watch List, the last of the 15 NCFAA watch lists announced.

Eight different Mississippi State players have been named to a total of 11 different watch lists. Five Ole Miss players are named to a total of seven of the 15 award watch lists and 12 Alabama players combine to make all but one of the lists.

Mississippi State
Sr. Quarterback Tyler Russell – Maxwell Award Watch List (Best Player), Davey O’Brien Award Watch List (Best QB), Walter Camp Award Watch List (Most Outstanding Player)
Sr. Running Back LaDarius Perkins – Maxwell Award (Best Player), Doak Walker Award (Best Running Back)
Soph. Linebacker Benardrick McKinney – Bednarik Award (Best Defensive Player), Butkus Award (Best Linebacker)
Sr. Linebacker Deontae Skinner – Butkus Award (Best Linebacker)
Jr. Center Dillon Day – Rimington Trophy (Best Center)
Sr. Guard Gabe Jackson – Outland Trophy (Best Interior Guard), Rotary Lombardi Award (Best Lineman)
Jr. Tight End Malcolm Johnson – Mackey Award (Best Tight End)
Sr. Defensive Back Nickoe Whitley – Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Best Defensive Player)

Ole Miss
Jr. Quarterback Bo Wallace – Davey O’Brien, Maxwell Award (Best Player)
Jr. Wide Receiver Donte Moncrief – Biletnikoff (Best Receiver)
Sr. Linebacker D.T. Shackelford – Butkus Award (Best Linebacker)
Soph. Linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche – Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Best Defensive Player), Rotary Lombardi Award (Best Lineman)
Sr. Center Evan Swindall – Rimington (Best Center)

Alabama
Sr. Quarterback AJ McCarron - Walter Camp Award (Most Outstanding Player), Maxwell Award (Best Player)
Soph. Running Back T.J Yieldon - Walter Camp Award (Most Outstanding Player), Maxwell Award (Best Player)
Sr. Defensive Back Deion Belue – Bednarik Award, (Best Defensive Player), Bronco Nagurski Trophy (Best Defensive Player)
Jr. Defensive Back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – Bednarik Award, (Best Defensive Player), Bronco Nagurski Trophy (Best Defensive Player), Jim Thorpe Award (Best Defensive Back)
Sr. Linebacker C.J Mosley – Bronco Nagurski Trophy (Best Defensive Player), Bednarik Award, (Best Defensive Player), Dick Butkus Award (Best Linebacker) , Rotary Lombardi Award (Best Lineman)
Soph. Wide Receiver Amari Cooper – Biletnikoff Award (Best Receiver), Maxwell Award (Best Player), Walter Camp Award (Most Outstanding Player)
Sr. Wide Receiver Kevin Norwood – Biletnikoff Award (Best Receiver)
Jr. Linebacker Adrian Hubbuard – Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Best Defensive Player), Dick Butkus Award (Best Linebacker), Rotary Lombardi Award (Best Lineman)
Jr. Tight End Brian Vogler – Mackey Award (Best Tight End)
Soph. Offensive Lineman Cyrus Kouandjjo – Rotary Lombardi Award (Best Lineman), Outland Trophy (Best Interior Lineman)
Sr. Offensive Lineman Anthony Steen – Rotary Lombardi Award (Best Lineman)
Soph. Offensive Lineman Ryan Kelly – Rimington Trophy (Best Center)