Calvin Barnett Named To Watch List

All week long there will be watch lists released for the 2013 college football season. It started last Friday with Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert making the Paul Hornung Award list that goes to college football's most versatile performer. On Monday, Cowboys defensive tackle Calvin Barnett was named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award presented to the top defensive player in college football.

We had projected that Barnett would be on that list last week. The 6-2, 300-pound defensive tackle is one of 75 players initially listed by the Bednarik Award executive committee.

The list also includes six other players from the Big 12 Conference including defensive linemen Devonte Fields of TCU and Jackson Jeffcoat of Texas. Baylor linebacker Bryce Hager is on the list as are Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin and TCU corner Jason Verrett. Kansas State safety Ty Zimmerman also made the list.

Oklahoma State reports to fall camp on Thursday, Aug. 1, and begins practice the next day. The Cowboys open the season on Aug. 31 against Mississippi State in Reliant Stadium in Houston, and the Bulldogs linebacker Benardrick McKinney is also on the list.

2013 Chuck Bednarik Award Preseason Watch List
Jeremiah Attaochu, DE - Georgia Tech
Deion Barnes, DE - Penn State
Calvin Barnett, DT - Oklahoma State
C.J. Barnett, S - Ohio State
Anthony Barr, LB - UCLA
Lamin Barrow, LB - LSU
Vic Beasley, DE - Clemson
Deion Belue, CB - Alabama
Bene Benwikere, CB - San Jose State
Greg Blair, LB - Cincinnati
Chris Borland, LB - Wisconsin
Carl Bradford, DE - Arizona State
Morgan Breslin, DE - USC
Jonathan Brown, LB - Illinois
Max Bullough, LB - Michigan State
Ryan Carrethers, DT - Arkansas State
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S - Alabama
Jadeveon Clowney, DE - South Carolina
Aaron Colvin, CB - Oklahoma
Scott Crichton, DE - Oregon State
Darqueze Dennard, CB - Michigan State
Aaron Donald, DT - Pittsburgh
Dominique Easley, DT - Florida
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB - Oregon
Jake Fely, LB - San Diego State
Devonte Fields, DE - TCU
Jake Fischer, LB - Arizona
Dee Ford, DE - Auburn
E.J. Gaines, CB - Missouri
Ben Gardner, DE - Stanford
James Gayle, DE - Virginia Tech
Ra'Shede Hageman, DT - Minnesota
Bryce Hager, LB - Baylor
Andre Hal, CB - Vanderbilt
Bennett Jackson, CB - Notre Dame
Andrew Jackson, LB - Western Kentucky
Jackson Jeffcoat, DE - Texas
Timmy Jernigan, DT - Florida State
Anthony Johnson, DT - LSU
A.J. Johnson, LB - Tennessee
Christian Jones, LB - Florida State
Lamarcus Joyner, S - Florida State
Eric Kendricks, LB - UCLA
DeDe Lattimore, LB - South Florida
Craig Loston, S - LSU
Khalil Mack, LB - Buffalo
Kareem Martin, DE - North Carolina
Daniel McCullers, DT - Tennessee
Benardrick McKinney, LB - Mississippi State
Jamal Merrell, LB - Rutgers
James Morris, LB - Iowa
C.J. Mosley, LB - Alabama
Trent Murphy, LB - Stanford
Roosevelt Nix, DT - Kent State
Louis Nix III, DT - Notre Dame
Calvin Pryor, S - Louisville
Loucheiz Purifoy, CB - Florida
Travis Raciti, DT - San Jose State
Bradley Roby, CB - Ohio State
Ryan Shazier, LB - Ohio State
Prince Shembo, LB - Notre Dame
Shayne Skov, LB - Stanford
Yawin Smallwood, LB - Connecticut
Derron Smith, S - Fresno State
Chris Smith, DE - Arkansas
Hakeem Smith, S - Louisville
Will Sutton, DT - Arizona State
Jemea Thomas, CB - Georgia Tech
Stephon Tuitt, DE - Notre Dame
Chidera Uzo-Diribe, DE - Colorado
Kyle Van Noy, LB - BYU
Jason Verrett, CB - TCU
Nikita Whitlock, DT - Wake Forest
Leonard Williams, DT - USC
Ty Zimmerman, S - Kansas State

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