Richardson, Lester On Camp Watch List

Stop me if you've heard this. Some Alabama football players have been named to a watch list for an upcoming national football award. That has been an astoundingly frequent occurrence this summer.



The latest Alabama players to be selected for a pre-season watch list are tailback Trent Richardson and safety Robert Lester, both named for the Walter Camp Award, which is given to the nation's best player. The Walter Camp watch list includes 40 candidates. It will be trimmed to 10 semifinalists in November and the winner will be announced December 8. The banquet for the Walter Camp Award is January 14, 2012, in New Haven, Connecticut.

Richardson, a 5-11, 224-pound junior, also appeared on watch lists for the Maxwell Award and the Doak Walker Award.

Lester, a 6-2, 210-pound junior, also appeared on watch lists for the Bednarik Award, the Walter Camp Award, the Thorpe Award, and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. Lester leads the Tide with his five watch list notations.

Alabama has had no fewer than 13 players with a total of 31 citations on 12 watch lists this year.

LISTS-ALABAMA PLAYERS:

Walter Camp for Outstanding Player – Trent Richardson, Robert Lester.

Maxwell for Outstanding Player – Trent Richardson

Bednarik for Best Defensive Player – Dont'a Hightower, Mark Barron, Robert Lester, Dre Kikpatrxick, Courtney Upshaw

Bronco Nagurski for Best Defensive Player – Dont'a Hightower, Mark Barron, Robert Lester, Dre Kikpatrxick, Courtney Upshaw

Biletnikoff for Best Wide Receiver – Darius Hanks, Marquis Maze, Duron Carter

Butkus for Best Linebacker – Dont'a Hightower, Courtney Upshaw, Nico Johnson

Lombardi for Best Interior Lineman or Linebacker – Dont'a Hightower, Courtney Upshaw, Barrett Jones, William Vlachos

John Mackey for Best Tight End – Michael Williams

Outland for Best Interior Lineman – Barrett Jones, William Vlachos

Rimington for Best Center – William Vlachos

Jim Thorpe for Best Defensive Back – Mark Barron, Robert Lester, Dre Kirkpatrick

Doak Walker for Best Running Back – Trent Richardson

ALABAMA PLAYERS-LISTS:

Robert Lester (5) – Walter Camp, Maxwell, Bednarik, Bronco Nagurski, Jim Thorpe

Dont'a Hightower (4) – Bednarik, Bronco Nagurski, Butkus, Lombardi

Courtney Upshaw (4) -- Bednarik, Bronco Nagurski, Butkus, Lombardi

Trent Richardson (3) – Walter Camp, Maxwell, Doak Walker

Mark Barron (3) – Bednarik, Bronco Nagurski, Jim Thorpe

Dre Kirkpatrick (3) -- Bednarik, Bronco Nagurski, Jim Thorpe

William Vlachos (3) – Lombardi, Outland, Rimington

Barrett Jones (2) – Lombardi, Outland

Nico Johnson (1) – Butkus

Darius Hanks (1) – Biletnikoff

Marquis Maze (1) – Biletnikoff

Duron Carter (1) – Biletnikoff

Michael Williams (1) – John Mackey

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