Richardson, Lester On Camp Watch List
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.
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
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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