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Bartlett, Murphy & Rapp make preseason watch lists

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By Washington Huskies

Three more Washington football players have earned a spot on preseason watch lists for national awards today. Tevis Bartlett made the watch list for the Butkus Award while Taylor Rapp and Byron Murphy were each named to the Jim Thorpe Award preseason list.
Bartlett, a senior from Cheyenne, Wyo., played in all 13 games last season, starting 11 of them. He earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 and first-team Academic All-Pac-12 after racking up 48 tackles, including 12 for a loss. The Butkus Award goes to the nation's top linebacker.
Rapp and Murphy were two of just four Pac-12 players named to the watch list for Paycom Jim Thorpe Award, presented each year to the country's top college defensive back.
Rapp, a junior safety from Bellingham, Wash., was the Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2016 before earning first-team All-Pac-12 and Academic All-Pac-12 last year. He has started 22 of 27 games over the last two seasons and has 112 career tackles.
Murphy, a sophomore cornerback from Scottsdale, Ariz., played in and started six games as a redshirt freshman last season, missing seven games due to injury. He had two interceptions in his college debut at Rutgers and also had a memorable pick in the endzone in the Fiesta Bowl.

2018 Watch List Calendar
Mon., July 16: Maxwell Award/Bednarik Award
Tue., July 17: Davey O'Brien Award
Wed., July 18: Doak Walker Award
Thu., July 19: Biletnikoff Award
Fri., July 20: Mackey Award/Rimington Trophy
Mon., July 23: Jim Thorpe Award/Butkus Award
Tue., July 24: Bronko Nagurski Trophy/Outland Trophy
Wed., July 25: Lou Groza Award/Ray Guy Award
Thu., July 26: Paul Hornung Award/Wuerffel Trophy
Fri., July 27: Walter Camp Award

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