Nine Pac-10 players are on the 70-man watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which is given annually to the nation's best defensive player by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.
Players may be added or deleted to the Bronko Nagurski Watch List during the season. Each week during the 2010 season, the FWAA will choose a Defensive Player of the Week. If that player is not on the Watch List, he automatically will be added. Five finalists will be announced on November 18.
You can see the complete watch list here. The Pac-10 players on the list are:
Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona State
Chris Galippo, LB, USC
Thomas Keiser, LB, Stanford
Trevin Wade, CB, Arizona
Kenny Rowe, DE, Oregon
Rahim Moore, S, UCLA
Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State
Mike Mohamed, LB, California