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2014 Nagurski Trophy Watch List Announced

Zack Sanchez, Charles Tapper, and Eric Striker find their names on the Nagurski Watch List

Sean Gardner

The Nagurski Trophy is presented to the nations best defensive player regardless of position. However, every week a defensive player of the week will be honored throughout the season. If the weekly winner is not already listed below, their name will be added. On a list of 81, the Nagurski Trophy watchlist may grow before the finalists are announced on Nov 20th.

Number of Candidates By Conference

SEC | 16 Players
PAC-12 | 18 Players
Big Ten | 10 Players
ACC | 12 Players
Big 12 | 13 Players
American Athletic | 4 Players
Independent | 4 Players
Mountain West | 3 Players
Conference USA | 1 Player

FWAA 2014 Nagurski Preseason Watch List By Name

*Henry Anderson*,Stanford, DE
*Myles Jack*, UCLA, LB
*Stephone Anthony*, Clemson, LB
*Grady
Jarrett*, Clemson, DT
*Vic Beasley*, Clemson, DE
*Jordan Jenkins*,
Georgia, LB
*Michael
Bennett*, Ohio State, DT
*A.J. Johnson*, Tennessee, LB
*Craig Bills*,
BYU, DB
*Eric Kendricks*, UCLA, LB
*Joey Bosa*, Ohio State, DE
*Hau'oli Kikaha*,
Washington, DE
*Kelby Brown*, Duke, LB
*Luther Maddy*, Virginia Tech, DT
*Malcom
Brown*, Texas, DT|
*Derrick Malone*, Oregon, LB
*Shilique Calhoun*, Michigan
State, DE
*Tyler Matakevich*, Temple, LB
*Alex Carter*, Stanford, DB
*Derrick
Mathews*, Houston, LB
*Sam Carter*, TCU, DB
*Lorenzo Mauldin*,
Louisville, DE
*Jeremy
Cash*, Duke, DB
*Benardrick McKinney*, Mississippi State, LB
*Frank Clark*,
Michigan, DE
*Ryan Mueller*, Kansas State, DE
*Landon Collins*, Alabama,
DB
*Steven
Nelson*, Oregon State, DB
*Blake Countess*, Michigan, DB
*Robert Nkemdiche*,
Ole Miss, DT
*Christian Covington*, Rice, DT
*Shawn Oakman*, Baylor, DE
*Su'a
Cravens*, USC, DB
*Denzel Perryman*, Miami, LB
*Carl Davis*, Iowa, DT
*Marcus
Peters*, Washington, DB
*Tyeler Davison*, Fresno State, DE
*Cody Prewitt*,
Ole Miss, DB
*Trey DePriest*, Alabama, LB
*Hayes Pullard*, USC, LB
*Quandre
Diggs*, Texas, DB
*Cedric Reed*, Texas, DE
*Lorenzo Doss*, Tulane, DB
*Jordan
Richards*, Stanford, DB
*Kurtis Drummond*, Michigan State, DB
*A'Shawn
Robinson*, Alabama, DE
*Alvin Dupree*, Kentucky, DE
*KeiVarae Russell*, Notre
Dame, DB
*Mario Edwards Jr.*, Florida State, DE
*Jake Ryan*, Michigan, LB
*Ifo
Ekpre-Olomu*, Oregon, DB
*Zack Sanchez*, Oklahoma, DB
*Kyler Fackrell*, Utah
State, LB
*Danny Shelton*, Washington, DT
*Devonte Fields*, TCU, DE
*Derron
Smith*, Fresno State, DB
*Trey Flowers*, Arkansas, DE
*Jaylon Smith*, Notre
Dame, LB
*Leonard Floyd*, Georgia, LB
*Eric Striker*, Oklahoma, LB
*Dante
Fowler Jr.*, Florida, DE
*Charles Tapper*, Oklahoma, DE
*Alani Fua*, BYU, LB
*A.J.
Tarpley*, Stanford, LB
*Kendall Fuller*, Virginia Tech, DB
*Jared Tevis*,
Arizona, DB
*Markus Golden*, Missouri, DE
*Shaq Thompson*, Washington, LB
*Randy
Gregory*, Nebraska, DE
*Tony Washington*, Oregon, DE
*Bryce Hager*,
Baylor, LB
*Trae
Waynes*, Michigan State, DB
*Vernon Hargreaves III*, Florida, DB
*P.J.
Williams*, Florida State, DB
*Anthony Harris*, Virginia, DB
*Leonard Williams*,
USC, DE
*Ben Heeney*, Kansas, LB
*Ramik Wilson*, Georgia, LB
*Chucky Hunter*,
TCU, DT
*Gabe Wright*, Auburn, DT
*Martin Ifedi*, Memphis, DE