N ational watch list recognition has come to Tuscaloosa as several Crimson Tide football players have been named to 14 watch lists. There’s no debate that this ‘Bama team is full of talent, as a dozen players are listed as preseason candidates for the nation’s top awards for college football.
Here is the complete lists of honorees:
Maxwell Award (most outstanding college football player: AJ McCarron and Eddie Lacy
Manning Award (top quarterback): AJ McCarron
Lombardi Award (top lineman or linebacker): Barrett Jones, D.J. Fluker, Chance Warmack, Nico Johnson, C.J. Mosley, and Jesse Williams
Butkus Award (top linebacker): Nico Johnson and C.J. Mosley
Outland Trophy (best interior lineman): Barrett Jones, D.J. Fluker, Chance Warmack, and Jesse Williams
Jim Thorpe Award (best defensive back): Robert Lester
Bronko Nagurski Trophy (top defensive player): Nico Johnson, C.J. Mosley, Jesse Williams, Dee Milliner, and Robert Lester
Bednarik Award (top defensive player): Nico Johnson, C.J. Mosley, Jesse Williams, and Robert Lester
Rimington Trophy (top center): Barrett Jones
Lou Groza Award (top kicker): Jeremy Shelley
Mackey Award (most outstanding tight end): Michael Williams
Doak Walker Award (most outstanding running back): Eddie Lacy
Walter Camp Award (Player of the Year): AJ McCarron and Barrett Jones
Jones of course is the current reigning Outland Trophy winner.