Big East players on preseason watch lists

Here is a quick look at all the Big East players on every preseason watch list that has been released. Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene appeared on the most watch lists of any Big East player with four.

Pitt running back Ray Graham, Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald, UConn defensive end Trevardo Williams and Louisville center Mario Benavides each appeared on three watch lists.

Bednarik Award (best defensive player)

  • Aaron Donald, Pitt

  • Khaseem Greene, Rutgers

  • Logan Ryan, Rutgers

  • Trevardo Williams, UConn

Biletnikoff Award (best receiver)

Butkus Award (best linebacker)

Davey O'Brien Award (best quarterback)

Doak Walker Award (best running back)

Lombardi Award (best lineman)

Lou Groza Award (best kicker)

Mackey Award (best tight end)

Maxwell Award (best player in college football)

  • Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville

  • Ray Graham, Pitt

  • Lyle McCombs, UConn

Nagurski Trophy (best defensive player)

Outland Trophy (best interior lineman)

  • Mario Benavides, Louisville

  • Aaron Donald, Pitt

  • Mark Popek, USF

  • Justin Pugh, Syracuse

Ray Guy Award (best punter)

Rimington Award (best center)

Thorpe Award (top defensive back)

  • Jarred Holley, S, Pitt

  • Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers

  • Hakeem Smith, S, Louisville

Walter Camp Award (best player in college football)

  • Ray Graham, RB, Pitt

For those interested in keeping tabs by school, here is a look at the number of different players each team had on the 15 preseason watch lists.

Pitt: 7 (Donald, Ray Graham, Hubie Graham, Holley, Shanahan, Street, Turnley)

USF: 5 (Bonani, Daniels, Giddins, Lattimore, Popek)

UConn: 4 (Griffin, McCombs, Moore, Williams)

Louisville: 3 (Benavides, Bridgewater, Smith)

Rutgers: 3 (Ryan, Greene, Beauharnais)

Syracuse: 3 (Lemon, Pugh, MacPherson)

Cincinnati: 1 (O'Donnell)

Temple: 0