Numerous Crimson Tide players named to Maxwell, Bednarik watch lists
The first major awards watch lists were released Monday morning, with numerous Alabama players in the early running for the Maxwell Award for most outstanding player and the Bednarik Award for best defensive player.
The reigning 2018 Maxwell Award winner Tua Tagovailoa heads the 2019 list, and was joined by two teammates, running back Najee Harris and wide receiver Jerry Jeudy.
Meanwhile, the Bednarik list includes defensive lineman Raekown Davis and linebacker Dylan Moses.
The semifinalists will be announced Oct. 29.
Both awards are presented by the Maxwell Football Club.
The National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) will unveil its preseason watch lists over a 12-day period in conjunction with media days.
July 15: Bednarik Award / Maxwell Award
July 16: Davey O'Brien Award
July 17: Doak Walker Award
July 18: Biletnikoff Award
July 19: Mackey Award & Rimington Award
July 22: Thorpe Award & Butkus Award
July 23: Outland Trophy & Nagurski Award
July 24: Groza Award & Ray Guy Award
July 25: Hornung Award & Wuerffel Trophy
July 26: Walter Camp Award