Football Pre-Season Watch List Report

Like clockwork, about the time the smoke clears from the 4th of July fireworks the collegiate football award pre-season watch lists start to land in the inbox.

The Oregon Ducks made an early splash with quarterback Justin Herbert named to both the Maxwell Award  and Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award watch lists.

For 83 years the Maxwell Award has been given to America’s College Player of the Year and Herbert was a semifinalist for the award in 2018. Herbert was also a semifinalist for the O’Brien award  a year ago and is one of 30 quarterbacks nominated in 2019.

Joining Herbert in garnering preseason nominations are senior linebacker Troy Dye, a Chuck Bednarik nominee for the second straight year and sophomore running backs Travis Dye and C.J. Verdell, each a first time nominees for the Doak Walker Award.