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Seven from ACC named to Lott watch list

Seven players from the ACC are in position to defend the conference's Lott IMPACT Trophy, which went to Boston College's Luke Kuechly last season.

Forty-two players were named Monday to the initial Watch List for the award measuring personal character among the nation's top defensive players. Eighteen linebackers, 13 defensive backs and 11 defensive linemen make up the list, with the ACC having players from each group on it.

CB David Amerson, NC State

CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech

LB Steve Greer, Virginia

DE Brandon Jenkins, FSU

LB Kevin Reddick, UNC

DT Joe Vellano, Maryland

DE Bjoern Werner, FSU

Jenkins was a nominee last season as well. The trophy is presented Dec. 9 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, Calif.