There is nothing that says the winner will come from the watch list, although with some having quite a long list that includes returning stars, it is likely that most winners will have been on the pre-season watch lists. Generally, these awards will name semifinalists and/or finalists late in the year and most winners are announced at the College Football Awards Show in December.Alabama is well represented on the awards watch lists. Eleven Crimson Tide players are mentioned for 12 awards with Bama players receiving a total of 26 nominations. Safety Landon Collins and defensive end A'Shawn Robinson were on four watch lists each. There is no watch list for what is perceived as the nation’s most prestigious award, the Heisman Trophy, given to the nation’s best player. Here are the awards with Alabama players on their watch lists: Bednarik Award, given to the nation’s best defensive player – Landon Collins, Trey DePriest, A’Shawn Robinson Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s best receiver – Amari Cooper Bronko Nagurski Trophy, given to the nation’s best defensive player – Landon Collins, Trey DePriest, A’Shawn Robinson Butkus Award, given to the nation’s best linebacker – Trey DePriest, Reggie Ragland Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s best running back – Derrick Henry, T.J. Yeldon Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s best defensive back -- Landon Collins Mackey Award, given to the nation’s best tight end – O.J. Howard Maxwell Award, given to the nation’s player of the year – Jacob Coker, Amari Cooper, Derrick Henry, T.J. Yeldon Outland Trophy, given to the nation’s best interior lineman – Ryan Kelly, Arie Kouandjio, A’Shawn Robinson Rimington Trophy, given to the nation’s best center – Ryan Kelly Rotary Lombardi, given to the nation’s best interior lineman or linebacker – Arie Kouandjio, A’Shawn Robinson Walter Camp Award, given to the nation’s most outstanding player – Landon Collins, Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon Here are the Alabama players who are on the awards watch lists: Jacob Coker -- Maxwell Landon Collins – Bednarik, Nagurski, Thorpe, Camp Amari Cooper – Bilzetnikoff, Maxwell, Camp Trey DePriest – Bednarik, Nagurski, Butkus Derrick Henry – Walker, Maxwell O.J. Howard – Mackey Ryan Kelly – Outland, Rimington Arie Kouandjio – Outland, Lombardi Reggie Ragland -- Butkus A’Shawn Robinson – Bednarik, Nagurski, Outland, Lombardi T.J. Yeldon – Walker, Maxwell, Camp No Alabama players are on the watch lists for the Davey O’Brien Award for best quarterback, Lou Groza Award for best placekicker, or Ray Guy Award for best punter.
Alabama Well Represented On Watch Lists
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