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Oklahoma State's Barnett, Oklahoma Colvin picked for Bednarik watch list

Oklahoma State's Calvin Barnett and Oklahoma's Aaron Colvin are both nominated to the preseason watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award for the upcoming season.

The award is given to the college defensive player of the year.

Last fall, Barnett was named 2012 Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year. He started every game last fall and led the teams with eight tackles for a loss. He had 30 tackles on the season, 24 were unassisted.

He enters his junior season as a consensus preseason first-team All-Big 12 pick. He also picked up an All-America recognition from Athlon Sports.

Colvin had four interceptions, 61 tackles, and two sacks in the 2012 campaign.

Semifinalists will be announced October 29 and the three finalists will be announced November 25. The winner will be unveiled during the Home Depot College Football Awards Show held on December 12.

The watch list is sleeted by the Maxwell Football Club's selection committee which uses both past performance and future potential to select the list.

In total, 7 players from the Big 12 were selected for the Bednarik Watch list. Read the full list below.

2013 Chuck Bednarik Award Preseason Watch List
Jeremiah Attaochu, DE - Georgia Tech
Deion Barnes, DE - Penn State
Calvin Barnett, DT - Oklahoma State
C.J. Barnett, S - Ohio State
Anthony Barr, LB - UCLA
Lamin Barrow, LB - LSU
Vic Beasley, DE - Clemson
Deion Belue, CB - Alabama
Bene Benwikere, CB - San Jose State
Greg Blair, LB - Cincinnati
Chris Borland, LB - Wisconsin
Carl Bradford, DE - Arizona State
Morgan Breslin, DE - USC
Jonathan Brown, LB - Illinois
Max Bullough, LB - Michigan State
Ryan Carrethers, DT - Arkansas State
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S - Alabama
Jadeveon Clowney, DE - South Carolina
Aaron Colvin, CB - Oklahoma
Scott Crichton, DE - Oregon State
Darqueze Dennard, CB - Michigan State
Aaron Donald, DT - Pittsburgh
Dominique Easley, DT - Florida
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB - Oregon
Jake Fely, LB - San Diego State
Devonte Fields, DE - TCU
Jake Fischer, LB - Arizona
Dee Ford, DE - Auburn
E.J. Gaines, CB - Missouri
Ben Gardner, DE - Stanford
James Gayle, DE - Virginia Tech
Ra'Shede Hageman, DT - Minnesota
Bryce Hager, LB - Baylor
Andre Hal, CB - Vanderbilt
Bennett Jackson, CB - Notre Dame
Andrew Jackson, LB - Western Kentucky
Jackson Jeffcoat, DE - Texas
Timmy Jernigan, DT - Florida State
Anthony Johnson, DT - LSU
A.J. Johnson, LB - Tennessee
Christian Jones, LB - Florida State
Lamarcus Joyner, S - Florida State
Eric Kendricks, LB - UCLA
DeDe Lattimore, LB - South Florida
Craig Loston, S - LSU
Khalil Mack, LB - Buffalo
Kareem Martin, DE - North Carolina
Daniel McCullers, DT - Tennessee
Benardrick McKinney, LB - Mississippi State
Jamal Merrell, LB - Rutgers
James Morris, LB - Iowa
C.J. Mosley, LB - Alabama
Trent Murphy, LB - Stanford
Roosevelt Nix, DT - Kent State
Louis Nix III, DT - Notre Dame
Calvin Pryor, S - Louisville
Loucheiz Purifoy, CB - Florida
Travis Raciti, DT - San Jose State
Bradley Roby, CB - Ohio State
Ryan Shazier, LB - Ohio State
Prince Shembo, LB - Notre Dame
Shayne Skov, LB - Stanford
Yawin Smallwood, LB - Connecticut
Derron Smith, S - Fresno State
Chris Smith, DE - Arkansas
Hakeem Smith, S - Louisville
Will Sutton, DT - Arizona State
Jemea Thomas, CB - Georgia Tech
Stephon Tuitt, DE - Notre Dame
Chidera Uzo-Diribe, DE - Colorado
Kyle Van Noy, LB - BYU
Jason Verrett, CB - TCU
Nikita Whitlock, DT - Wake Forest
Leonard Williams, DT - USC
Ty Zimmerman, S - Kansas State

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