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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Woods, Negrete earn honors

By Pedro Moura

USC receiver Robert Woods is another watch list -- this time for the Biletnikoff Award, a trophy he was a finalist for a season ago.

The junior is one of 48 players nominated for the award that goes to the best receiver in the country each season. Last season, he lost out to Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon but made it all the way to the ceremony in Florida.

Woods has already been named to the Maxwell Award watch list this preseason.

USC punter Kyle Negrete also earned a preseason honor Tuesday, as he was nominated for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, meant to reward "college football players who go the extra mile for those in need."

Negrete, a senior walk-on, was one of 52 FBS players on the initial list, including representatives from UCLA, Arizona State and Arizona.

The list will eventually be narrowed down to 11 players who make the official team.