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Nebraska Places Two Players On The Maxwell & Bednarik Award Watch Lists

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Both are leaders on each side of the ball. Both made the watch lists that include a whole lot of others.

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Two Nebraska Cornhuskers were named to respective Postseason Award Watch Lists on Tuesday morning.

Nebraska Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. was named to the Maxwell Award Watch List. The Junior signal caller from the San Antonio, Texas area threw for almost 2700 yards last year, his first full season as a starter for the Huskers.

The Maxwell Award goes to the Collegiate Player of the Year, determined by the Maxwell Football Club. Oregon's Marcus Mariota won the award last season.

Meanwhile, Junior Defensive Tackle Maliek Collins was named to the Bednarik Award Watch List as well. The Kansas City DT had 45 total tackles last year as he started every game. Collins also scored 4.5 sacks on the campaign.

The Bednarik Award is named after Chuck Bednarik, the standout 2-way player that starred at both Penn and with the Philadelphia Eagles. Both the winner in Arizona LB Scooby Wright and runner-up Ohio State DE Joey Bosa return to attempt to win the award.

Both Armstrong and Collins highlight 12 Big Ten Conference players on each list.

The Maxwell Award Watch List:

QB Kyle Allen, Texas A&M

QB Tommy Armstrong Jr., Nebraska

QB J.T. Barrett, Ohio State

QB Mike Bercovici, Arizona State

RB Devontae Booker, Utah

WR Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh

QB Trevone Boykin, TCU

RB Matt Breida, Georgia Southern

QB Jacoby Brissett, N.C. State

WR Leonte Carroo, Rutgers

RB Nick Chubb, Georgia

RB Corey Clement, Wisconsin

RB Alex Collins, Arkansas

RB James Conner, Pittsburgh

QB Connor Cook, Michigan State

RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State

WR Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina

RB Marcus Cox, Appalachian State

RB Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech

QB Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee

WR Josh Doctson, TCU

QB Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky

RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

RB Kenneth Farrow, Houston

WR D.J. Foster, Arizona State

RB Leonard Fournette, LSU

RB Jarvion Franklin, Western Michigan RB Royce Freeman, Oregon

QB Jared Goff, California

QB Everett Golson, Florida State

RB Aaron Green, TCU

QB Christian Hackenberg, Penn State

WR DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State

RB Russell Hansbrough, Missouri

RB Derrick Henry, Alabama

WR Rashard Higgins, Colorado State

QB Taysom Hill, BYU

RB Jon Hilliman, Boston College

QB Kevin Hogan, Stanford

RB Kareem Hunt, Toledo

RB Jalen Hurd, Tennessee

RB Justin Jackson, Northwestern

QB Jeremy Johnson, Auburn

RB Devon Johnson, Marshall

QB Cardale Jones, Ohio State

RB Aaron Jones, UTEP

QB Brad Kaaya, Miami

QB Chuckie Keeton, Utah State

QB Cody Kessler, USC

QB Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati

QB Fredi Knighten, Arkansas State

RB Shock Linwood, Baylor

QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis

RB Marlon Mack, USF QB Maty Mauk, Missouri

RB Christian McCaffrey, Stanford

RB Elijah McGuire, Louisiana

QB Braxton Miller, Ohio State

RB Samaje Perine, Oklahoma

RB Paul Perkins, UCLA

QB Dak Prescott, Mississippi State

RB Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State

RB Brandon Radcliff, Louisville

QB Keenan Reynolds, Navy

QB Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State

QB Seth Russell, Baylor

WR Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma

QB Anu Solomon, Arizona

WR Nelson Spruce, Colorado

QB Nate Sudfeld, Indiana

QB Justin Thomas, Georgia Tech

WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss

RB DeAndre Washington, Texas Tech

QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson

WR Duke Williams, Auburn

RB Jonathan Williams,, Arkansas

QB Marquise Williams, North Carolina

RB Nick Wilson, Arizona

RB Storm Woods, Oregon State

QB Malik Zaire, Notre Dame

The Bednarik Award Watch List:

CB Mackensie Alexander, Clemson

LB Kevin Anderson, Stanford

S Budda Baker, Washington

S Dante Barnett, Kansas State

DE Derek Barnett, Tennessee

LB Kendell Beckwith, LSU

LB Vince Biegel, Wisconsin

LB Zeek Bigger, East Carolina

NT Andrew Billings, Baylor

S Quin Blanding, Virginia

CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Minnesota

DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State

LB Kentrell Brothers, Missouri

LB Kelby Brown, Duke

DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon

DE Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State

S Michael Caputo, Wisconsin

CB Lloyd Carrington, Arizona State

S Jeremy Cash, Duke

LB Brandon Chubb, Wake Forest

DT Kenny Clark, UCLA

DT Maliek Collins, Nebraska

DE Kamalei Correa, Boise State

LB Su'a Cravens, USC

LB Ed Davis, Michigan State

DT Sheldon Day, Notre Dame

LB Kyler Fackrell, Utah State LB Leonard Floyd, Georgia

LB Josh Forrest, Kentucky

CB Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech

DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M

DT Adam Gotsis, Georgia Tech

DL Darius Hamilton, Rutgers

CB Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida

DT Tylor Harris, Wake Forest

LB Myles Jack, UCLA

CB Adoreé Jackson, USC

CB William Jackson, Houston

LB Jordan Jenkins, Georgia

DT Chris Jones, Mississippi State

S Karl Joseph, West Virginia

DE Bronson Kaufusi, BYU

S Derrick Kindred, TCU

DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson

CB William Likely, Maryland

LB Curt Maggitt, Tennessee

LB Blake Martinez, Stanford

LB Tyler Matakevich, Temple

LB Cassanova McKinzy, Auburn

S Jalen Mills, LSU

LB Antonio Morrison, Florida

CB Eric Murray, Minnesota

DE Dadi Nicolas, Virginia Tech

DT Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss LB Jared Norris, Utah

DE Shawn Oakman, Baylor

DE Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State

S Will Parks, Arizona

LB Joshua Perry, Ohio State

DT Davion Pierson, TCU

LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama

DB Jalen Ramsey, Florida State

DE Sheldon Rankins, Louisville

CB Will Redmond, Mississippi State

LB Pete Robertson, Texas Tech

DL A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama

DE Mike Rose, N.C. State

CB KeiVarae Russell, Notre Dame

CB Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma

LB Jovan Santos-Knox, Massachusetts

LB Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame

LB Terrance Smith, Florida State

LB Eric Striker, Oklahoma

CB Cameron Sutton, Tennessee

DE Charles Tapper, Oklahoma

S Darian Thompson, Boise State

LB Jeremy Timpf, Army

LB Nick Vigil, Utah State

LB Scooby Wright III, Arizona

DT Anthony Zettel, Penn State