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SEC fills Nagurski, Outland watch lists

6/22/2010

The Football Writers Association of America on Monday published its preseason watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (nation's top defensive player) and the Outland Trophy (nation's top interior lineman). As expected, the SEC was well represented on both lists.

Here's a look:

BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY

  • Alabama S Mark Barron

  • Alabama DE Marcell Dareus

  • South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore

  • Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower

  • Georgia LB Justin Houston

  • Florida CB Janoris Jenkins

  • Vanderbilt LB Chris Marve

  • South Carolina DE Cliff Matthews

  • LSU CB Patrick Peterson

  • Ole Miss DT Jerrell Powe

  • LSU LB Kelvin Sheppard

  • Auburn LB Craig Stevens

Note: LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey was the last SEC player to win the Nagurski Trophy, doing so in 2007. Dorsey and Georgia's Champ Bailey (1998) are the two Outland Trophy recipients from the SEC.

OUTLAND TROPHY

  • Georgia T Clint Boling

  • Alabama T James Carpenter

  • Florida DT Omar Hunter

  • Florida G Carl Johnson

  • Alabama G Barrett Jones

  • Georgia C Ben Jones

  • Arkansas T DeMarcus Love

  • LSU DT Drake Nevis

  • Florida C Mike Pouncey

  • Ole Miss DT Jerrell Powe

  • Auburn T Lee Ziemba

Note: Alabama offensive tackle Andre Smith was the last SEC player to win the Outland Trophy, doing so in 2008. Besides Smith, 10 others from the SEC have won the trophy.