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SEC football players on 2012 national awards watch lists

From the Southeastern Conference

The Southeastern Conference placed 93 of its football players on 2012 National Awards Watch Lists, the most of any conference.  The 93 players were listed on 17 awards watch lists a total of 183 times, also the most of any conference. 

Three SEC football players were listed on five of the 17 watch lists – Florida DT Sharrif Floyd was named to the Bednarik, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi and Walter Camp lists while Georgia LB Jarvis Jones was named to the Bednarik, Nagurski, Butkus, Lombardi and Camp lists and Alabama DT Jesse Williams was named to the Bednarik, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi and Lott IMPACT Watch Lists. 

15 SEC players were named to four watch lists including Mississippi State DB Johnthan Banks, Tennessee QB Tyler Bray, South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney, Missouri QB James Franklin, Georgia DT Jonathan Jenkins, Alabama LB Nico Johnson, Alabama C Barrett Jones, LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu, Alabama QB A.J. McCarron, LSU DT Sam Montgomery, Alabama LB C.J. Mosley, Georgia QB Aaron Murray, Texas A&M LB Sean Porter, LSU DB Eric Reid and Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson.

The 17 national award watch lists include the Bednarik (Outstanding Defensive Player), Maxwell (Outstanding Player), Mackey (Outstanding Tight End), Rimington (Outstanding Center), Groza (Outstanding Placekicker), Guy (Outstanding Punter), Nagurski (Outstanding Defensive Player), Outland (Outstanding Interior Lineman), Thorpe (Outstanding Defensive Back), Butkus (Outstanding Linebacker), Lombardi (Outstanding Lineman), Biletnikoff (Outstanding Receiver), O'Brien (Outstanding Quarterback), Walker (Outstanding Running Back), Walter Camp (Outstanding Player), Manning (Outstanding Quarterback), Lott (Defensive Impact Player).

Alabama and LSU had the most players on the combined lists with 12 followed by Florida with 11, Arkansas 9, Texas A&M 8, Auburn 7 and Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee with six each.

Last season, the SEC had four recipients of the 17 awards – Alabama's Barrett Jones (Outland), LSU's Morris Claiborne (Thorpe), LSU's Tyrann Mathieu (Bednarik) and Alabama's Trent Richardson (Walker).

Since 2006, SEC football players and coaches have won 51 national individual post-season awards, an average of more than eight per season.  Of the 29 individual awards given last season (includes ones that do not issue a watch list), the SEC has had at least one recipient in 24 of them since 2006.  Four SEC players have won national player of the year in five times in the last six seasons – Arkansas' Darren McFadden (2007, Walter Camp), Florida's Tim Tebow (2007, Heisman & Maxwell; 2008, Maxwell); Alabama's Mark Ingram (2009, Heisman); and, Auburn's Cam Newton (2010, Heisman, Maxwell and Camp).

 

Name                                      School                                    Award

Drew Alleman                       LSU                                         Groza

Alvin Bailey                           Arkansas                                Outland / Lombardi

Johnthan Banks                    Mississippi State                   Bednarik / Thorpe / Nagurski / Lott

Emory Blake                          Auburn                                  Biletnikoff

Jon Bostic                              Florida                                    Butkus / Lombardi

Josh Boyd                              Mississippi State                   Outland

Tyler Bray                              Tennessee                             Maxwell / Manning / Camp / O'Brien

Dylan Breeding                     Arkansas                                Guy

Tyler Campbell                     Ole Miss                                 Guy

Steven Clark                          Auburn                                  Guy

Chase Clement                     LSU                                         Mackey

Jadeveon Clowney               South Carolina                      Bednarik / Nagurski / Lombardi / Camp

Knile Davis                             Arkansas                                Maxwell / Camp / Walker

Dillon Day                              Mississippi State                   Rimington

Andre DeBose                      Florida                                    Biletnikoff

Reese Dismukes                   Auburn                                  Rimington

Matt Elam                              Florida                                    Thorpe / Nagurski

Chris Faulk                             LSU                                         Outland / Lombardi

Sharrif Floyd                         Florida                                    Bednarik / Outland / Nagurski / Lombardi / Camp

D.J. Fluker                              Alabama                                 Outland / Lombardi

James Franklin                      Missouri                                 Maxwell / Manning / Camp / O'Brien

Chris Gragg                            Arkansas                                Mackey

Cobi Hamilton                       Arkansas                                Maxwell / Biletnikoff

Jonathan Harrison                Florida                                    Rimington

Alonzo Highsmith                 Arkansas                                Butkus

Zach Hocker                          Arkansas                                Groza

DeVonte Hollomon              South Carolina                      Butkus

Justin Hunter                        Tennessee                             Biletnikoff

Alex Hurst                             LSU                                         Outland / Lombardi

Gabe Jackson                        Mississippi State                   Outland / Lombardi

Jelani Jenkins                        Florida                                    Butkus / Lombardi

Jonathan Jenkins                  Georgia                                  Bednarik / Outland / Nagurski / Lombardi

Luke Joeckel                         Texas A&M                            Outland / Lombardi

A.J. Johnson                          Tennessee                             Butkus

Malcolm Johnson                 Mississippi State                   Mackey

Nico Johnson                        Alabama                                 Bednarik / Nagurski / Butkus / Lombardi

T.J. Johnson                           South Carolina                      Rimington / Outland

Wesley Johnson                   Vanderbilt                             Outland

Barrett Jones                        Alabama                                 Rimington / Outland / Lombardi / Camp

Jarvis Jones                           Georgia                                  Bednarik / Nagurski / Butkus / Lombardi / Camp

Richard Kent                         Vanderbilt                             Guy

Tavarres King                        Georgia                                  Biletnikoff

Eddie Lacy                             Alabama                                 Maxwell / Walker

Marcus Lattimore                South Carolina                      Maxwell / Camp / Walker

Cameron Lawrence             Mississippi State                   Butkus

Corey Lemonier                   Auburn                                  Nagurski / Lombardi

Robert Lester                       Alabama                                 Bednarik / Thorpe / Nagurski

Patrick Lewis                         Texas A&M                            Rimington

Bennie Logan                        LSU                                         Outland

Rob Lohr                                Vanderbilt                             Nagurski / Lombardi

P.J. Lonergan                        LSU                                         Rimington

John Lotulelei                       Florida                                    Butkus

Philip Lutzenkirchen           Auburn                                  Mackey / Lombardi

Tyrann Mathieu                    LSU                                         Bednarik / Thorpe / Nagurski / Camp

Jake Matthews                      Texas A&M                            Outland / Lombardi

Jordan Matthews                 Vanderbilt                             Biletnikoff

Onterio McCalebb               Auburn                                  Maxwell / Walker

A.J. McCarron                       Alabama                                 Maxwell / Manning / Camp / O'Brien

Lerentee McCray                 Florida                                    Butkus

Craig McIntosh                     Kentucky                               Groza

Christine Michael                 Texas A&M                            Maxwell / Walker

Dee Milliner                          Alabama                                 Nagurski

Barkevious Mingo                LSU                                         Bednarik / Nagurski / Lombardi

Kevin Minter                         LSU                                         Butkus

TJ Moe                                   Missouri                                 Biletnikoff

Sam Montgomery                LSU                                         Bednarik / Nagurski / Lombardi / Lott

Damontre Moore                 Texas A&M                            Butkus

C.J. Mosley                            Alabama                                 Bednarik / Nagurski / Butkus / Lombardi

Aaron Murray                       Georgia                                  Maxwell / Manning / Camp / O'Brien

Uzoma Nwachukwu             Texas A&M                            Biletnikoff

Cody Parkey                          Auburn                                  Groza

Sean Porter                           Texas A&M                            Bednarik / Nagurski / Butkus / Lombardi

Jordan Reed                          Florida                                    Mackey

Eric Reid                                LSU                                         Bednarik / Thorpe / Nagurski / Lott

Mychal Rivera                       Tennessee                             Mackey

Da'Rick Rogers                      Tennessee                             Maxwell / Biletnikoff

Connor Shaw                        South Carolina                      O'Brien

Jeremy Shelley                     Alabama                                 Groza

Matt Smith                             Kentucky                               Rimington

Zac Stacy                                Vanderbilt                             Maxwell / Walker

Caleb Sturgis                         Florida                                    Groza

Travis Swanson                     Arkansas                                Rimington / Outland

Evan Swindall                        Ole Miss                                 Rimington

Ryan Swope                          Texas A&M                            Biletnikoff

Devin Taylor                          South Carolina                      Bednarik / Nagurski / Lombardi

Dallas Thomas                       Tennessee                             Outland

Larry Warford                      Kentucky                               Outland / Lombardi

Chance Warmack                 Alabama                                 Outland / Lombardi

Cornelius Washington         Florida                                    Butkus

Jesse Williams                       Alabama                                 Bednarik / Outland / Nagurski / Lombardi / Lott

Michael Williams                  Alabama                                 Maxwell

Tyler Wilson                          Arkansas                                Maxwell / Manning / Camp / O'Brien

Brad Wing                             LSU                                         Guy

TOTAL – 93 / 183 total mentions

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