More watch list honors for BYU's Van Noy; Unga, Hadley also recognized

More watch list honors for BYU's Van Noy; Unga, Hadley also recognized



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The college football preseason award watch list parade rolled on Monday, with nominee rosters released for the Butkus (nation's best linebacker) and Rotary Lombardi (college lineman/linebacker of the year) Awards.

BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy appears on both lists, while fellow LBs Uani Unga and Spencer Hadley joined him as Butkus nominees. BYU is one of only three schools with three linebackers named to the Butkus watch list; Notre Dame and UCLA are the others. Georgia Tech, Arizona State, Iowa, Alabama, Florida State, Mississippi State and Stanford each placed two nominees on the 51-player list.

Van Noy is one of 107 players up for the Rotary Lombardi Award. Last year, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o won both the Butkus and Lombardi honors.

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Today's watch lists mean Van Noy is now up for four national awards. Over the next four days, watch lists will be released for the Biletnikoff (receivers), Davey O' Brien (QBs), Doak Walker (RBs) and Walter Camp (most outstanding player) Awards.

Here's the updated tally featuring BYU players already named to watch lists:

BYU Football Players on 2013 Preseason Award Watch Lists

PlayerPositionAwardRecognitionNo. of nomineesSemifinalistsFinalistsWinnerSponsoring Organization
JD FalslevWR/KRPaul Hornung AwardMost Versatile Player in Major College Football44N/ADecember 2013January 2014Louisville Sports Commission
Kyle Van NoyLBChuck Bednarik AwardCollege Defensive Player of the Year75Oct. 29Nov.25Dec.12Maxwell Football Club
Kyle Van NoyLBBronko Nagurski TrophyMost Outstanding Defensive Player81N/ANov. 21Dec.9Charlotte Touchdown Club
Kyle Van NoyLBButkus AwardNation's Best Linebacker51Oct. 28Nov. 26Dec. 7Butkus Foundation
Kyle Van NoyLBRotary Lombardi AwardCollege Lineman/Linebacker of the Year107Nov.7Nov.21Dec.11Rotary Club of Houston
Kaneakua FrielTEJohn Mackey AwardMost Outstanding Tight End37Nov. 18Nov. 25Dec. 12Friends of John Mackey
Eathyn ManumaleunaDLOutland TrophyMost Outstanding Interior Lineman75N/ANov. 25Dec. 12Football Writers Association of America
Uani UngaLBRotary Lombardi AwardCollege Lineman/Linebacker of the Year107Nov.7Nov.21Dec.11Rotary Club of Houston
Spencer HadleyLBRotary Lombardi AwardCollege Lineman/Linebacker of the Year107Nov.7Nov.21Dec.11Rotary Club of Houston

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Photo: Courtesy BYU Photo

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