The designation is the second honor for Perry this season; he was previously named to the Lombardi Award Watch List (top lineman or linebacker). The recipients will be announced Dec. 6 at the ESPN Football Awards Show in Orlando.
The 2006 recipient was Wisconsin's Joe Thomas.
Other OSU players named to preseason watch lists include center Kyle DeVan (Rimington Trophy - outstanding center), Derrick Doggett (Nagurski Trophy - top defensive player) and defensive end Jeff Van Orsow (Lott Trophy - top defensive player).
Receiver Sammie Stroughter (Biletnikoff Award - top receiver, Randy Moss Return Man Award - top return man), and running back Yvenson Bernard (Doak Walker Award - top running back) will most likely be named to watch lists in the coming months.
Two Oregon State players have earned major awards under head coach Mike Riley: receiver Mike Hass (Biletnikoff Award - nation's top receiver) and kicker Alexis Serna (Lou Groza Award - nation's top place kicker) both grabbed trophies in 2005.