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Tuesday, July 5, 2011
B1G players on Bednarik, Maxwell lists

By Brian Bennett

Preseason award watch list season is in full swing. Tuesday morning brought the announcement of players who are on the watch list for the prestigious Bednarik and Maxwell awards.

The Maxwell Award is given to the nation's top player. Ten Big Ten players -- including three from Wisconsin's backfield -- made the preseason watch list. They are:
The Bednarik Award goes to the nation's most outstanding defensive player. Seven Big Ten players, including three from Nebraska, made that list. They are: