Bentley Spain named to Outland Trophy Watch List


Looney is a national preseason honors candidate in 2017 for several awards honoring the nation's most outstanding player overall as well as its top defensive player, defensive lineman, interior lineman and defensive end.

In addition to the Outland Trophy watch list, he was also named to the Maxwell Award watch list - given annually to College Football's Player of the Year.

Washington State University and the University of Washington account for half of the total number of players out of the PAC-12 on the list.

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UTEP left guard Will Hernandez has been named to the Outland Trophy watch list ahead of the 2017 college football season. In 2016 Pro Football Focus ranked him eighth in the Football Bowl Subdivision among offensive guards with a grade of 20.5.

Moore didn't play a down last season after being sidelined by a neck injury. Armstrong is one of 11 players from the Big 12 to be in consideration for the award announced by the Football Writers of Association of America (FWAA). The field will be trimmed to six or seven semifinalists in mid-November with three finalists being selected at the end of the regular season. The victor will be announced December 4 at the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Banquet inside the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. He served as an exciting backup in 2015 then broke into the starting lineup in 2016 as a sophomore. He also fell just a half sack short of tying the A-State record for sacks in a single, but did set the school record for career sacks with 30.5 entering his senior year. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy victor will be chosen from those five finalists. He was named first-team All-Big 12 and also earned honorable mention as the league's Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Laramie, Wyo. - Wyoming junior safety Andrew Wingard earned his second preseason honor of 2017 on Thursday when he was named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy victor will be selected by the FWAA All-America Committee after All-America teams are announced.