Florida's Jaye Howard named to Bronko Nagurski, Outland Watch Lists
Florida DT Jaye Howard is among 87 players listed on the preseason Bronko Nagurski Watch List.
The award is presented annually to the nation's best defensive player by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. Every NCAA Division I Bowl Subdivision conference and Notre Dame are represented on the list, which inlcudes linemen, linebackers and defensive backs.
The 6-foot-3, 302 pound Howard played in 11 games last season for the Gators, with eight starts. He missed the Georgia and Vanderbilt games with a right ankle sprain. A redshirt senior, he has played in 31 games as a Gator, including 12 starts, with 66 tackles (43 solo, 23 assisted), 15.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 quarterback sacks and a fumble recovery.
Five finalists for the award will be announced on Nov. 17, and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner will be chosen from those finalists, who will also be part of the FWAA All-America Team.
Howard is also among 65 players named to the Outland Trophy Watch List, given to the nation's best collegiate interior lineman.