Sep 21, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Jake Waters (15) passes under pressure by Texas Longhorns defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) during a football game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma, Texas well represented in defensive college football watch lists

The Big 12 is well represented on college football award watch lists that recognize the best on the defensive side of the ball. These watch lists show that Oklahoma, Texas, and TCU are all loaded in that category.

A total of 13 players in the Big 12 are on the Bronko Nagurski Award watch list, nine players made the Outland Trophy list, and three of them made the Jim Thorpe Award watch list. Of the 25 conference candidates, 16 of them are from the Sooners, Longhorns, and Horned Frogs.

None of the Iowa State defensive players made these lists.

Malcom Brown and Quandre Diggs from Texas are notable and have landed on two of these watch lists. Chucky Hunter of TCU and Zack Sanchez of Oklahoma also landed on a couple of them.

Bronko Nagurski Award – Given to college football’s top defensive player. This is the 21st year the award is being handed out.

Outland Trophy – Given to college football’s best interior linemen. This is the 68th year the award is being handed out.

Jim Thorpe Award – Given to college football’s best defensive back. This is the 29th year the award is being handed out.

  • Zack Sanchez (Oklahoma)
  • Sam Carter (TCU)
  • Quandre Diggs (Texas)
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