USF's Selvie, Murphy on Nagurski Trophy list
USF senior defensive end George Selvie has by himself kept the Watch List Watch List busy in recent years, and the latest list to list is the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which had Selvie as a finalist in his breakout 2007 season.
The Nagurski list is 62 players deep, and this year, Selvie has company in USF senior cornerback Jerome Murphy -- the award is for college football's best defensive player at any position. There's only one other Big East player on the list -- Syracuse defensive tackle Arthur Jones.
Only 11 schools have more than one player on the Nagurski list -- Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Penn State have three each to lead the way. The Big East has half as many nominees as the next lowest BCS conference -- the Pac-10, Big Ten and Big 12 have seven each, the ACC has nine and the SEC has 17.
To recap the watch lists to watch: Murphy's on the Nagurski, Selvie is on the Nagurski, the Walter Camp, Bednarik, the Hendricks, the Lombardi and the Lott, and Matt Grothe is on the Maxwell, O'Brien, Unitas and Manning watch lists. Selvie is also likely to make the Butkus Award watch list, but that hasn't been announced yet. There were no Bulls on recent watch lists for the Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Groza and Doak Walker awards.
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