2011 Bednarik Preseason Watch List Released; Features Four Mountain West Players

In addition to the 2011 Maxwell Preseason watch list being revealed today the Bednarik list was presented as well and this list goes to the best defensive player in college football.

Bednarik Award (defensive player)

Boise State nominee(s): DT Billy Winn

Mountain West players: LB Tanner Brock, TCU; LB Tank Carder, TCU; DT Billy Winn

Other Mountain West opponent(s): CB Brandon Boykin, Georgia; Jake Bequette, DE; Jared Crick, DT, Nebraska; Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska; Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska; Jerry Franklin, LB, Arkansas;  Mike Martin, DT, Michigan; Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame; 

Here is the order of the rest of the award preseason watch lists. Awards with links takes you to the list of Mountain West players nominated as well as Mountain West opponents.

July 5: Maxwell Award (overall)

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: Bronko Nagurski Trophy (defensive player)

July 8: Outland Trophy (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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