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2011 Bronco Nagurski Preseason Watch List Released; Features Five 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 Bronco Nagurski Award which is given to the nation's best defender.

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.

Mountain West nominees: Tanner Brock, LB, TCU; Miles Burris, LB, San Diego State; Tank Carder, LB, TCU; Billy Winn, DT, Boise State; Mychael Sisson, LB, Colorado State.

Mountain West opponent nominees: Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas; Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia; Jared Crick, DT, Nebraska; Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska; Alfonzo Denard, CB, Nebraska; Jerry Franklin, LB, Arkansas; Logan Harrell, DT, Fresno State; James Michael-Johnson, LB, Nevada; Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State; Taylor Thompson, DE, SMU; Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame; Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame; Mike Martin, DT, Michigan.

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)