By JAMES MORAN | Tiger Rag Associate Editor
The award watch list nods continue to roll in for LSU as the July 30 report date for fall camp continues to inch closer.
Running back Derrius Guice was named to the Paul Hornung Award list on Monday. The award is given annually to the most versatile player in the nation. Former Tiger Odell Beckham Jr. took home the honor back in 2013.
Edge rusher Arden Key also found himself on another watch list, this time the Butkus Award, which is given annually to the best linebacker in the nation. Key is also on watch lists for the Bednarik, Maxwell and Nagurski awards.
Finally cornerback Donte Jackson was the lone Tiger to make the Jim Thorpe Award watch list, given annually to the nation’s best defensive back. Former Tigers Patrick Peterson and Morris Claiborne went back-to-back winning the honor in 2010 and 2011, respectively.
Finally, one Tiger left off his respective watch list appears nonplussed about the snub. Wideout D.J. Chark was left off the Belitnikoff Award list revealed Tuesday morning, and he shared some thoughts about that on twitter.
“We gave yal a chance to give us our respect,” Chark wrote. “Now we about to take it.”
2017 NCFAA Awards Preseason Watch List Calendar
Monday, July 10: Bednarik Award – Arden Key and Kevin Toliver II / Maxwell Award – Arden Key and Derrius Guice
Tuesday, July 11: Rimington Trophy – Will Clapp
Thursday, July 13: Bronko Nagurski Trophy – Arden Key and Kevin Toliver II / Outland Trophy – Will Clapp
Friday, July 14: Jim Thorpe Award – Donte Jackson
Monday, July 17: Paul Hornung Award – Derrius Guice
Tuesday, July 18: Biletnikoff Award / Wuerffel Trophy
Wednesday, July 19: Davey O’Brien Award
Thursday, July 20: Doak Walker Award
Friday, July 21: Walter Camp Award