Senior Kicker Brett Maher was named to the preseason watch lists for the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award and the Ray Guy Award. Maher is one of two (Oklahoma State’s Quinn Sharp) kickers nominated on both the Groza and Guy Award watch lists.
Offensive guard Spencer Long and D-tackle Baker Steinkuhler were listed on the pre-season Outland Trophy watch list. There are 71 players on the watch list for the nation’s top linemen as voted on by the Football Writers of America.
UPDATE: Long, Steinkuhler Named to Lombardi Watch List
Just four days after both players were named to the Outland Trophy watch list, Spencer Long and Baker Steinkuhler were each named to the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award.