2011 Lombardi Preseason Watch List Released; Features Eight Mountain West Players

With the college football season slowly approaching it means it is the time for the award watch lists to be released. The 2011award watch lists are being announced daily and are running through July 18.

The latest announcement is for the Lombardi Award which is given to the nation's best lineman and seemingly given a nomination to nearly every lineman in the country.

Awards with links below the jump will take you to the list of Mountain West players nominated as well as Mountain West opponents.

Mountain West nominees: Tanner Brock, LB, TCU; Tank Carder, LB, TCU; Shea McClellin, DE, Boise State; Carmen Messina, LB, New Mexico; Nate Potter, OT, Boise State; Mychall Sisson, LB, Colorado State; Billy Winn, DT, Boise State; Miles Burris, LB, San Diego State.

Mountain West opponent nominees: Alvin Bailey, G, Arkansas; Kevin Beachum, OT, SMU; Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas; Jared Crick, DT, Nebraska; Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska; Ja'Gared Davis, LB, SMU; Lonnie Edwards, G, Texas Tech; Ben Jones, C, Georgia; Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin; Mike Martin, DT, Michigan; Cameron Meredith, DE, Nebraska; Ryan Miller, G, Colorado; David Molk, C, Michigan; Cory Paredes, LB, Hawai'i; Taylor Reed, LB, SMU; Matt Reynolds, OT, BYU; Manti T'eo, LB, Notre Dame; Taylor Thompson, DE, SMU; Jabaree Tuani, DE, Navy; Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State; Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin.

July 5: Maxwell Award (overall)

July 5: Bednarik Award (defensive player)

July 6: Biletnikoff Award (wide receiver)

July 6: Mackey Award (tight end)

July 7: Lou Groza Award (kicker)

July 7: Ray Guy Award (punter)

July 8: Outland Award (interior lineman)

July 11: Jim Thorpe Award (defensive back)

July 12: Rotary Lombardi Award (lineman)

July 13: Rimington Trophy (center)

July 14: Butkus Award (linebacker)

July 15: Davey O'Brien Award (quarterback)

July 15: Doak Walker Award (running back)

July 18: Walter Camp Award (overall)

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