Bulldogs Named To Numerous Watch Lists
ATHENS, Ga. --- Eleven Bulldogs have been named to a variety of National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) preseason watch lists over the past two weeks.
The Bulldogs are slated to open their season versus Virginia in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game in Mercedes Benz Stadium on Monday, Sept. 7.
Bednarik Award (college defensive player of the year) – Senior DB Richard LeCounte, junior DB Eric Stokes
Davey O’Brien Award (nation’s best quarterback) – Graduate QB Jamie Newman
Doak Walker Award (nation’s premier running back) – Junior RB James Cook, redshirt sophomore RB Zamir White
Biletnikoff Award (nation’s outstanding college receiver) – Sophomore WR George Pickens
John Mackey Award (nation’s most outstanding tight end) – Graduate TE Tre’ McKitty
Paycom Jim Thorpe Award (nation’s best defensive back) – Senior DB Richard LeCounte, junior DB Eric Stokes
Butkus Award (nation’s best linebacker) – Redshirt sophomore OLB Azeez Ojulari, senior ILB Monty Rice
Bronko Nagurski Trophy (nation’s most outstanding defensive player) – Senior DB Richard LeCounte, senior ILB Monty Rice, junior DB Eric Stokes
Outland Trophy (nation’s most outstanding interior lineman) – Junior C Trey Hill
Ray Guy Award (college punter of the year) – Junior P Jake Camarda
Wuerffel Trophy (player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement) – Junior DB Eric Stokes
Maxwell Award (college player of the year) – Graduate QB Jamie Newman
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