Nagurski Trophy watch list includes four Huskies - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

Nagurski Trophy watch list includes four Huskies

Courtesy: Washington Athletics Courtesy: Washington Athletics

By Washington Athletics

Four Husky football players have been named to the preseason watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, given annually to the nation's best college defensive player.
 
Defensive linemen Greg Gaines and Vita Vea, safety Taylor Rapp and linebacker Azeem Victor were all given a spot on the preseason list.
 
Gaines, a senior from La Habra, Calif., was a second-team Academic All-Pac-12 and honorable All-Pac-12 pick last year, when he started all 14 games. He was also honorable mention all-conference as a redshirt freshman in 2015.
 
Rapp, a sophomore from Bellingham, Wash., was the Pac-12's Defensive Freshman of the Year and a freshman All-America selection in 2016, when he was also the Pac-12 Championship Game MVP. As a true freshman, he notched 53 tackles and four interceptions.
 
Vea, a junior from Milpitas, Calif., is considered one of the nation's top defensive tackle prospects. He earned second-team All-Pac-12 and Academic All-Pac-12 last year.
 
Victor, a senior from Compton, Calif., was also an All-Pac-12 first-teamer in 2016, when he finished the season with 67 tackles in 10 games. He was also honorable mention All-Pac-12 in 2015, when he was 10th in the conference in total tackles.
 
Watch lists for 16 college football awards are being announced during this two-week stretch in July. Here's the full schedule:
 
Monday July 10: Bednarik Award / Maxwell Award
Tuesday July 11: Mackey Award / Rimington Trophy
Wednesday July 12: Lou Groza Award / Ray Guy Award
Thursday July 13: Bronko Nagurski Trophy / Outland Trophy
Friday July 14: Jim Thorpe Award
Monday July 17: Butkus Award / Paul Hornung Award
Tuesday July 18: Biletnikoff Award / Wuerffel Trophy
Wednesday July 19: Davey O'Brien Award
Thursday July 20: Doak Walker Award
Friday July 21: Walter Camp Award

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • No. 6 Gonzaga earns WCC title with 79-65 win over BYU

    No. 6 Gonzaga earns WCC title with 79-65 win over BYU

    (Photo: Gonzaga Athletics)(Photo: Gonzaga Athletics)

    Needing a win to secure an outright conference title, the Gonzaga Bulldogs raced out to a lead and never looked back Saturday on the road at BYU. The Bulldogs topped the Cougars 79-65 in front of 18,987 fans at the Marriott Center.  Johnathan Williams scored 16 points while Zach Norvell Jr. added 15 points and five rebounds for Gonzaga. The Bulldogs finish the regular season at 27-4 overall and 17-1 in West Coast Conference play. They have now ...

    More >>

    Needing a win to secure an outright conference title, the Gonzaga Bulldogs raced out to a lead and never looked back Saturday on the road at BYU. The Bulldogs topped the Cougars 79-65 in front of 18,987 fans at the Marriott Center.  Johnathan Williams scored 16 points while Zach Norvell Jr. added 15 points and five rebounds for Gonzaga. The Bulldogs finish the regular season at 27-4 overall and 17-1 in West Coast Conference play. They have now ...

    More >>
  • Vandals bounce back with big win at Weber State

    Vandals bounce back with big win at Weber State

    Photo: Idaho AthleticsPhoto: Idaho Athletics
    Photo: Idaho AthleticsPhoto: Idaho Athletics

    Without one of their veterans, the Vandals needed somebody to step up on Saturday night.  Instead, everybody did, as Idaho took the 68-62 win over Weber State on the road to get win number 20 on the season.

    More >>

    Without one of their veterans, the Vandals needed somebody to step up on Saturday night.  Instead, everybody did, as Idaho took the 68-62 win over Weber State on the road to get win number 20 on the season.

    More >>
  • Bliznyuk reaches 2,000 points in Eagles' win at ISU

    Bliznyuk reaches 2,000 points in Eagles' win at ISU

    Photo: EWU AthleticsPhoto: EWU Athletics

    Senior Bogdan Bliznyuk went over the 2,000-point mark in his career and finished with a game-high 17, but three other Eagles scored in double figures as the Eastern Washington University men's basketball team beat Idaho State 74-69 in a Big Sky Conference game Saturday (Feb. 24) in Pocatello.

    More >>

    Senior Bogdan Bliznyuk went over the 2,000-point mark in his career and finished with a game-high 17, but three other Eagles scored in double figures as the Eastern Washington University men's basketball team beat Idaho State 74-69 in a Big Sky Conference game Saturday (Feb. 24) in Pocatello.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.