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Nebraska Football: Tommy Armstrong & Nate Gerry Kick Off Watch List Season

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The two Husker Seniors appear on the Bednarik & Maxwell Award lists

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It’s past the Fourth of July, and between now and Media Day hits, you’ll be seeing a lot of College Football award watch lists come out.

Two came out this morning in the Maxwell Award and the Bednarik Award, and there are two Nebraska Cornhuskers Seniors on the lists.

- Senior Quarterback Tommy Armstrong made the watch list for the Maxwell Award, given to “America’s College Player of the Year” by the Maxwell Football Club of Pennsylvania since 1937.

Armstrong, the Senior QB out of Cibolo, Texas, was one of 12 Big Ten Players on the list.

The full list for the Maxwell:

QB Tommy Armstrong Jr., Nebraska

RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State

QB J.T. Barrett, Ohio State

QB C.J. Beathard, Iowa

RB Mike Boone, Cincinnati

RB Joel Bouagnon, Northern Illinois

RB Matt Breida, Georgia Southern

QB Jake Browning, Washington

RB James Butler, Nevada

TE Jake Butt, Michigan

WR KD Cannon, Baylor

WR Jehu Chesson, Michigan

RB Nick Chubb, Georgia

RB Corey Clement, Wisconsin

WR Simmie Cobbs, Indiana

RB James Conner, Pittsburgh

RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State

RB Marcus Cox, Appalachian State

WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan

RB Matt Dayes, N.C. State

QB Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee

QB Luke Falk, Washington State

WR Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech

RB Leonard Fournette, LSU

RB Royce Freeman, Oregon

RB Wayne Gallman, Clemson

RB Myles Gaskin, Washington

WR Chris Godwin, Penn State

WR Deante' Gray, TCU

QB Taysom Hill, BYU RB Brian Hill, Wyoming

RB Elijah Hood, North Carolina

TE O.J. Howard, Alabama

QB Skyler Howard, West Virginia

RB Kareem Hunt, Toledo

RB Jalen Hurd, Tennessee

QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville

QB Justin Jackson, Northwestern

WR Richie James, Middle Tennessee

RB Ronald Jones, USC

RB Aaron Jones, UTEP

QB Brad Kaaya, Miami

QB Chad Kelly, Ole Miss

QB Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati

WR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame

QB Trevor Knight, Texas A&M

QB Mitch Leidner, Minnesota

RB Shock Linwood, Baylor

QB Wes Lunt, Illinois

RB Marlon Mack, USF

QB Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech

WR Gabe Marks, Washington State

QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

RB Christian McCaffrey, Stanford

RB Elijah McGuire, Louisiana

RB Travon McMillian, Virginia Tech

RB Jeremy McNichols, Boise State

RB Taquan Mizzell, Virginia

QB Nick Mullens, Southern Miss RB Jacobi Owens, Air Force

RB Samaje Perine, Oklahoma

RB Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State

RB Demario Richard, Arizona State

WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama

RB Larry Rose III, New Mexico State

QB Josh Rosen, UCLA

QB Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State

QB Cooper Rush, Central Michigan

QB Seth Russell, Baylor

QB Brett Rypien, Boise State

QB Thomas Sirk, Duke

RB Ito Smith, Southern Miss

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC

QB Anu Solomon, Arizona

QB Brent Stockstill, Middle Tennessee

WR Taywan Taylor, Western Kentucky

QB Justin Thomas, Georgia Tech

RB Jahad Thomas, Temple

WR KaVontae Turpin, TCU

QB PJ Walker, Temple

QB Greg Ward Jr., Houston

RB Mike Warren, Iowa State

WR James Washington, Oklahoma State

QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson

QB Davis Webb, California

WR Mike Williams, Clemson

RB Joseph Yearby, Miami

RB Marquis Young, UMass

QB Malik Zaire, Notre Dame

- The Bednarik Award, also done by the Maxwell Football Club, started in 1995, and is named for Chuck Bednarik, the famed two-way player who played CFB at Penn and with the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL. This award recognizes the “College Football Defensive Player of the Year”.

The Huskers are represented by Senior Safety Nathan Gerry out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Gerry, who was (fairly & unfairly) ejected out of Nebraska’s final 2 games last year, Gerry was one of 16 Big Ten members listed in the watch list.

The full list for the Bednarik:

S Jamal Adams, LSU

DE Jonathan Allen, Alabama

CB Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado

S Budda Baker, Washington

S Dante Barnett, Kansas State

DE Derek Barnett, Tennessee

LB Kendell Beckwith, LSU

LB Vince Biegel, Wisconsin

S Quin Blanding, Virginia

LB Ben Boulware, Clemson

LB Riley Bullough, Michigan State

LB Jason Cabinda, Penn State

DE Josh Carraway, TCU

CB Sean Chandler, Temple

DE Bradley Chubb, N.C. State

FS Chuck Clark, Virginia Tech

S Tony Conner, Ole Miss

LB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt

LB Jarrad Davis, Florida

S DeVon Edwards, Duke

LB Jordan Evans, Oklahoma

LB Devonte Fields, Louisville

LB Salamo Fiso, Arizona State

DE Kylie Fitts, Utah

DB Johnathan Ford, Auburn

LB Reuben Foster, Alabama

DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M

S Nate Gerry, Nebraska

DE Daeshon Hall, Texas A&M

DT Darius Hamilton, Rutgers DE Charles Harris, Missouri

DE Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss

DE Trey Hendrickson, Florida Atlantic

S Nate Holley, Kent State

LB Travin Howard, TCU

S Eddie Jackson, Alabama

CB Adoree' Jackson, USC

S Derwin James, Florida State

LB Malik Jefferson, Texas

CB Sidney Jones, Washington

CB Damontae Kazee, San Diego State

LB Keith Kelsey, Louisville

CB Desmond King, Iowa

LB Micah Kiser, Virginia

DE Carl Lawson, Auburn

LB Elijah Lee, Kansas State

CB Jourdan Lewis, Michigan

DE Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State

CB William Likely, Maryland

DT Lowell Lotulelei, Utah

S Paul Magloire, Arizona

S Marcus Maye, Florida

DL Malik McDowell, Michigan State

DE James McFarland, TCU

LB Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State

LB Matt Milano, Boston College

LB Calvin Munson, San Diego State

CB Deatrick Nichols, USF

DE Noble Nwachukwu, West Virginia

DT Larry Ogunjobi, Charlotte S Jabrill Peppers, Michigan

DE Ejuan Price, Pittsburgh

LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tennessee

DT Jake Replogle, Purdue

DT Isaac Rochell, Notre Dame

DE Ja'Von Rolland-Jones, Arkansas State

S Dominick Sanders, Georgia

DT Tanzel Smart, Tulane

DE Dawuane Smoot, Illinois

S Jordan Sterns, Oklahoma State

CB Jamar Summers, UConn

CB Cameron Sutton, Tennessee

CB Jalen Tabor, Florida

CB Cordrea Tankersley, Clemson

LB Steven Taylor, Houston

CB Jordan Thomas, Oklahoma

DE Solomon Thomas, Stanford

LB Autsin Valdez, Bowling Green

DT Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA

DE DeMarcus Walker, Florida State

LB Anthony Walker, Northwestern

DT Charles Walker, Oklahoma

DT Carlos Watkins, Clemson

S Armani Watts, Texas A&M

CB Tre'Davious White, LSU

S Jordan Whitehead, Pittsburgh

LB Tim Williams, Alabama

DE Deatrich Wise, Arkansas

DE Chris Wormley, Michigan

LB Taylor Young, Baylor