ACC, SEC Show Well on Awards Watch Lists
By Southern Pigskin Staff
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The ACC and SEC combined to have 46 players listed on the Bednarik and Maxwell Watch Lists.
The Maxwell Football Club has released its 2012 Bednarik and Maxwell Award Watch Lists.
The Bednarik Award is given annually to the top defensive player in college football. The Maxwell Award is given annually to the most outstanding player in college football.
Each of the watch lists includes 65 players from around the country.
Below you will find a list of the individual ACC and SEC players who were named to the watch lists for these prestigious awards.
• CB David Amerson, NC State
• S Ray-Ray Armstrong, Miami (FL)
• CB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
• DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
• DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida
• CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech
• DE James Gayle, Virginia Tech
• DE Brandon Jenkins, Florida State
• DT Johnathan Jenkins, Georgia
• LB Nico Johnson, Alabama
• LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia
• S Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State
• S Robert Lester, Alabama
• CB Tyrann Mathieu, LSU (Note: Mathieu won the award last year)
• DE Barkevious Mingo, LSU
• DE Sam Montgomery, LSU• LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama
• LB Sean Porter, Texas A&M
• LB Kevin Reddick, North Carolina
• S Eric Reid, LSU
• CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida State
• DE Devin Taylor, South Carolina
• LB Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech
• DT Joe Vellano, Maryland
• DT Jesse Williams, Alabama
• RB Giovani Bernard, North Carolina
• QB Tajh Boyd, Clemson
• QB Tyler Bray, Tennessee
• RB Knile Davis, Arkansas
• RB Andre Ellington, Clemson
• QB James Franklin, Missouri
• QB Mike Glennon, NC State
• WR Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas
• RB Eddie Lacy, Alabama
• RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
• QB E.J. Manuel, Florida State
• RB Onterio McCalebb, Auburn
• QB A.J. McCarron, Alabama
• RB Christine Michael, Texas A&M
• QB Aaron Murray, Georgia
• QB Bryn Renner, North Carolina
• WR Da’Rick Rogers, Tennessee
• RB Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt
• QB Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech
• WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
• QB Tyler Wilson, Arkansas
• Overall, the ACC and SEC combined to have 46 players on these watch lists: 25 for the Bednarik; 21 for the Maxwell.
• Of the 46 players listed, 28 came from the SEC, while 18 came from the ACC.
• Alabama leads the charge with six players listed.