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Gators' Sharrif Floyd among nation-leading 18 SEC players named to Outland Trophy Watch List



Florida DT Sharrif Floyd has been named to the 2012 Outland Trophy Watch List, the award presented annually to the nation's best collegiate interior lineman.

Floyd is among 18 players from the SEC named to the watch list, more than any other conference in the nation.

Floyd and teammate Matt Elam were also named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list. That award is given annually to the nation's best defensive player.

The list of 71 players includes only tackles, guards and centers on both sides of the ball. Of the players on the watch list, 18 are defensive tackles while the rest of the linemen are on offense. Every Division I Bowl Subdivision conference, along with independents BYU and Notre Dame, had at least one player on the list.

Here are the 18 SEC players named to the Outland Trophy watch list. Also below, the SEC players on the Nagurski watch list:

Offensive Tackles (17)
 Chris Faulk, LSU
 D.J. Fluker, Alabama
 Alex Hurst, LSU
 Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
 Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
Centers (15)
 T.J. Johnson, South Carolina
 Barrett Jones, Alabama
 Travis Swanson, Arkansas
Offensive Guards (20)
 Alvin Bailey, Arkansas
 Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
 Dallas Thomas, Tennessee
 Larry Warford, Kentucky
 Chance Warmack, Alabama
Defensive Tackles (18)
 Josh Boyd, Mississippi State
 Sharrif Floyd, Florida
 John Jenkins, Georgia
 Bennie Logan, LSU
 Jesse Williams, Alabama



CB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
 DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
 S Matt Elam, Florida
 DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida
 DL John Jenkins, Georgia
 LB Nico Johnson, Alabama
 LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia
 DE Corey Lemonier, Auburn
 S Robert Lester, Alabama
 DT Rob Lohr, Vanderbilt
 CB Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
 CB Dee Milliner, Alabama
 DE Barkevious Mingo, LSU
 DE Sam Montgomery, LSU
 LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama
 LB Sean Porter, Texas A&M
 S Eric Reid, LSU
 DE Devin Taylor, South Carolina
 DL Jesse Williams, Alabama


[Last modified: Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:28am]


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