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Texas A&M’s Allen, Garrett, Noil named to watch lists

Texas A&M’s Allen, Garrett, Noil named to watch lists

A trio of talented Texas A&M sophomore football players were named to preseason “watch lists” for different national awards.

Receiving coveted spots on the watch lists were Kyle Allen (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Myles Garrett (Arlington, Texas) and Speedy Noil -- Allen for the Maxwell Award (college player of the year); Garrett for the Bednarik Award (college defensive player of the year); and Noil for the Hornung Award (most versatile college player).

Allen, from Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., earned his spot on the watch list after a breakout freshman season that saw him pass for more than 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns after earning the starting quarterback job at midseason. Included in his first-year highlights were winning National Offensive Player of the Week honors after helping the Aggies to a road upset of No. 3 Auburn and winning the Game Most Valuable Player honors in the Aggies’ win over West Virginia in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

Garrett, from Arlington Martin High School, was a consensus Freshman All-America and Freshman All-SEC selection and earned second-team All-SEC honors after breaking the SEC freshman record for quarterback sacks in his first season. Garrett posted 11.5 sacks in 2014, which broke the old record of 8.0 set by Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina in 2011. Named the Team Defensive MVP after the season, Garrett also contributed 53 tackles, 14.0 tackles for losses and 10 QB hurries.

Noil, from Edna Karr High School in New Orleans, La., led the Aggies with an impressive 1,418 all-purpose yards in 2014, with 583 receiving yards, 645 kickoff return yards and 180 punt return yards. Noil was named to the All-SEC Freshman team at wide receiver and return specialist and earned honorable mention honors on the Associated Press All-SEC team at all-purpose. Among the highlights of his freshman season were 11 catches against Ole Miss and huge game against Lamar when he became the first player in school history to log a 40-yard+ catch, a 50-yard+ kickoff return and a 60-yard+ punt return in a single game.

FULL WATCH LISTS FOR MAXWELL, BEDNARIK, HORNUNG AWARDS

2015 Maxwell Award watch list

Kyle Allen, QB, Texas A&M
Tommy Armstrong Jr., QB, Nebraska
J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State
Mike Bercovici, QB, Arizona State
Devontae Booker, RB, Utah
Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
Matt Breida, RB, Georgia Southern
Jacoby Brissett, QB, N.C. State
Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers
Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin
Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh
Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina
Marcus Cox, RB, Appalachian State
Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech
Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee
Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
Brandon Doughty, QB, Western Kentucky
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
Kenneth Farrow, RB, Houston
D.J. Foster, WR, Arizona State
Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
Jarvion Franklin, RB, Western Michigan
Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon
Jared Goff, QB, California
Everett Golson, QB, Florida State
Aaron Green, RB, TCU
Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State
DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Penn State
Russell Hansbrough, RB, Missouri
Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
Taysom Hill, QB, BYU
Jon Hilliman, RB, Boston College
Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford
Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo
Jalen Hurd, RB, Tennessee
Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern
Jeremy Johnson, QB, Auburn
Devon Johnson, RB, Marshall
Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State
Aaron Jones, RB, UTEP
Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami
Chuckie Keeton, QB, Utah State
Cody Kessler, QB, USC
Gunner Kiel, QB, Cincinnati
Fredi Knighten, QB, Arkansas State
Shock Linwood, RB, Baylor
Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
Marlon Mack, RB, South Florida
Maty Mauk, QB, Missouri
Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
Elijah McGuire, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette
Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Donnel Pumphrey, RB, San Diego State
Brandon Radcliff, RB, Louisville
Keenan Reynolds, QB, Navy
Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
Seth Russell, QB, Baylor
Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
Anu Solomon, QB, Arizona
Nelson Spruce, WR, Colorado
Nate Sudfeld, QB, Indiana
Justin Thomas, QB, Georgia Tech
Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
DeAndre Washington, RB, Texas Tech
Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas
Duke Williams, WR, Auburn
Marquise Williams, QB, North Carolina
Nick Wilson, RB, Arizona
Storm Woods, RB, Oregon State
Malik Zaire QB, Notre Dame

2015 Chuck Bednarik Award watch list

Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
Kevin Anderson, LB, Stanford
Budda Baker, S, Washington
Dante Barnett, S, Kansas State
Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
Kendell Beckwith, LB, LSU
Vince Biegel, LB, Wisconsin
Zeek Bigger, LB, East Carolina
Andrew Billings, NT, Baylor
Quin Blanding, S, Virginia
Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Minnesota
Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
Kentrell Brothers, LB, Missouri
Kelby Brown, LB, Duke
DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State
Michael Caputo, S, Wisconsin
Lloyd Carrington, CB, Arizona State
Jeremy Cash, S, Duke
Brandon Chubb, LB, Wake Forest
Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA
Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska
Kamalei Correa, DE, Boise State
Su'a Cravens, LB, USC
Ed Davis, LB, Michigan State
Sheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame
Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State
Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia
Josh Forrest, LB, Kentucky
Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
Adam Gotsis, DT, Georgia Tech
Darius Hamilton, DL, Rutgers
Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida
Tylor Harris, DT, Wake Forest
Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
William Jackson, CB, Houston
Adoree' Jackson, CB, USC
Jordan Jenkins, LB, Georgia
Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State
Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU
Derrick Kindred, S, TCU
Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
William Likely, CB, Maryland
Curt Maggitt, LB, Tennessee
Blake Martinez, LB, Stanford
Tyler Matakevich, LB, Temple
Cassanova McKinzy, LB, Auburn
Jalen Mills, S, LSU
Antonio Morrison, LB, Florida
Eric Murray, CB, Minnesota
Dadi Nicolas, DE, Virginia Tech
Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss
Jared Norris, LB, Utah
Shawn Oakman, DE, Baylor
Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State
Will Parks, S, Arizona
Joshua Perry, LB, Ohio State
Davion Pierson, DT, TCU
Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
Sheldon Rankins, DE, Louisville
Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State
Pete Robertson, LB, Texas Tech
A'Shawn Robinson, DL, Alabama
Mike Rose, DE, NC State
KeiVarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame
Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma
Jovan Santos-Knox, LB, Massachusetts
Terrance Smith, LB, Florida State
Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
Eric Striker, LB, Oklahoma
Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee
Charles Tapper, DE, Oklahoma
Darian Thompson, S, Boise State
Jeremy Timpf, LB, Army
Nick Vigil, LB, Utah State
Scooby Wright III, LB, Arizona
Anthony Zettel, DT, Penn State

2015 Paul Hornung Award Watch List Selections

Ishmael Adams, UCLA

Budda Baker, Washington

V'Angelo Bentley, Illinois

Rashon Ceaser, Louisiana Monroe

Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina

Trevor Davis, California

Matt Dayes, N.C. State

Cameron Echols-Luper, TCU

DeVon Edwards, Duke

Tyler Ervin, San Jose State

Leonard Fournette, LSU

Autrey Golden, UTEP

Jamal Golden, Georgia Tech

Jakeem Grant, Texas Tech

Janarion Grant, Rutgers

Carlos Harris, North Texas

Carlos Henderson, Louisiana Tech

Myles Jack, UCLA

Adoree' Jackson, USC

Corey Jones, Toledo

Isaiah Jones, East Carolina

William Likely, Maryland

T.J. Logan, North Carolina

Byron Marshall, Oregon

Jalin Marshall, Ohio State

Christian McCaffrey, Stanford

Elijah McGuire, Louisiana Lafayette

Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia

Ronnie Moore, Bowling Green

Teldrick Morgan, New Mexico State

Charles Nelson, Oregon

Speedy Noil, Texas A&M

Daz'Mond Patterson, Ohio

De'Mornay Pierson-El, Nebraska

James Quick, Louisville

Alex Ross, Oklahoma

R.J. Shelton, Michigan State

Ryan Switzer, North Carolina

Jahad Thomas, Temple

Jaylen Walton, Ole Miss

Shane Williams- Rhodes, Boise State

Stanley Williams, Kentucky

Myles Willis, Boston College

Dontre Wilson, Ohio State

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