Seven players from the nonautomatic qualifying schools have been named to the watch list for the Lott Trophy, an award that recognizes both on-field and off-field characteristics.
The Lott Trophy winner will be announced Dec. 12 in Newport Beach, Calif. The recipient receives $25,000 for his school's general scholarship fund, while three runners-up each receive $5,000 for their schools' scholarship funds.
Last season, TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes became the first player from a nonautomatic qualifying school to win the award.
Here’s a look at the non-AQs honored:
2010 Lott Trophy Watch List
Jeron Johnson, S, Boise State, 5-11, 194, Compton, Ca.
Tejay Johnson, S, TCU, 6-1, 212, Garland, Tx.
Josh McNary, DE, Army, 6-1, 225, Houston
Wyatt Middleton, S, Navy, 6-2, 208, Norcross, Ga.
Dontay Moch, DE, Nevada, 6-1, 245, Chandler, Az.
Andrew Rich, S, BYU, 6-3, 223, Ogden, Utah
Anthony Wright, CB, Air Force, 5-10, 190, Cleveland