Texas has placed a combined five players on the preseason watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski and Outland trophies, which were released Thursday morning.
Cornerback Quandre Diggs, end Jackson Jeffcoat and linebacker Jordan Hicks are among the 81 players on the list for the Nagurski award, presented to the nation’s top defensive player. It’s the second preseason recognition for each player — Diggs also is a candidate for the Hornung Award and Jeffcoat for the Bednarik Award.
Also Thursday, offensive guards Trey Hopkins and Mason Walters were named to the watch lists for the Outland Trophy that goes to the nation’s best interior lineman.
Other Longhorns previously announced for watch-list consideration include quarterback David Ash (Maxwell Trophy) and center Dominic Espinosa (Rimington Award).
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