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SEC players on watch lists for Maxwell, Bednarik Awards

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The watch lists for the 81st annual Maxwell Award and the 23rd annual Chuck Bednarik Award include 21 SEC players and 14 SEC players, respectively.

The Maxwell Award has been given to America's College Player of the Year since 1937. The Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1995.

Semifinalists for the awards will be announced October 30, and three finalists for each award will be announced November 20. The winners of the 2017 Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on December 7.

SEC players on the 2017 Maxwell Award Watch List
Player Position Class
Austin Allen QB Senior
Jake Bentley QB Sophomore
Nick Chubb RB Senior
Damarea Crockett RB Sophomore
Jacob Eason QB Sophomore
Nick Fitzgerald QB Junior
Minkah Fitzpatrick DB Junior
Derrius Guice RB Junior
Jalen Hurts QB Sophomore
Arden Key DE Junior
Christian Kirk WR Junior
Shea Patterson QB Sophomore
Kamryn Pettway RB Junior
Calvin Ridley WR Junior
Deebo Samuel WR Junior
Bo Scarbrough RB Junior
Benny Snell RB Sophomore
Jarrett Stidham QB Sophomore
Ralph Webb RB Senior
Trayveon Williams RB Sophomore
Malik Zaire QB Senior
SEC players on the 2017 Bednarik Award Watch List
Player Position Class
Duke Dawson CB Senior
Minkah Fitzpatrick DB Junior
Marcell Frazier DE Senior
Marquis Haynes DE Senior
Cece Jefferson DE Junior
Jordan Jones LB Junior
Arden Key DE Junior
Tray Matthews S Senior
Skai Moore LB Senior
Da'Ron Payne NG Junior
Roquan Smith LB Junior
Trenton Thompson DT Junior
Kevin Toliver CB Junior
Armani Watts S Senior