Starting the week, the 2012 College Football Awards Watch Lists are being released. Today was the release of the Maxwell Award and the Bednarik Award. The Maxwell Award is given to the best all-around player in college football. The Bednarik Award is given to the Nation’s best defensive player.
Sooner Nation has 3 players on the watch list for the Maxwell and 2 on the Bednarik. The last time a Sooner won the Maxwell Award was in 2004, by Heisman winning QB Jason White. The 2012 Sooners on list are: Kenny Stills, Landry Jones and Dom Whaley. Bednarik list includes, Tony Jefferson and Demontre Hurst.
The Semi-Finalists for each award will be announced on October 29, with the Finalists being announced November 19. You can view the lists in their entirety here.
Tomorrow will bring the announcement of the Mackey Award and the Rimington Award.