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Iowa State, Oklahoma Each Place Three on Nagurski Watch List

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The Iowa State Cyclones and the Oklahoma Sooners each placed three players on the 2021 Nagurski Trophy Watch List, which was released on Tuesday.

For the Cyclones, linebacker Mike Rose, defensive end Will McDonald and safety Greg Eisworth II made the list. Rose is the reigning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.

For the Sooners, linebacker Nik Bonitto, defensive end Isaiah Thomas and defensive tackle Perrion Winfrey made the list.

 

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Other Big 12 players include Baylor linebacker Terrel Bernard, Baylor safety Jalen Pitre, Oklahoma State linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez, TCU defensive end Ochaun Mathis, TCU cornerback Tre’vius Hodges-Tomlinson and West Virginia defensive tackle Dante Stills.

The Football Writers Association of America has chosen a National Defensive Player of the Year since 1993. In 1995, the FWAA named the award in honor of the legendary two-way player from the University of Minnesota. Bronislaw “Bronko” Nagurski dominated college football, then became a star for professional football’s Chicago Bears in the 1930s. He is a charter member of both the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame.

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2021 Nagurski Award Watch List

(Big 12 Players in Bold)  

B Blaze Alldredge, Missouri

LB Christian Harris, Alabama

LB Grant Morgan, Arkansas

LB Will Anderson Jr., Alabama

DE Zach Harrison, Ohio State

LB Darius Muasau, Hawaii

CB Sevyn Banks, Ohio State

CB Tre’vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU

CB Tiawan Mullen, Indiana

LB Terrel Bernard, Baylor

DT Ralph Holley, Western Michigan

DE Myles Murphy, Clemson

S Bubba Bolden, Miami

DE Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan

DT Dion Novil, North Texas

LB Nik Bonitto, Oklahoma

DE Drake Jackson, USC

DE Scott Patchan, Colorado State

DE Thomas Booker, Stanford

DE Trajan Jeffcoat, Missouri

S Jalen Pitre, Baylor

DT Bryan Bresee, Clemson

CB Josh Jobe, Alabama

DT Jaxon Player, Tulsa

DT C.J. Brewer, Coastal Carolina

DT Desjuan Johnson, Toledo

CB Eli Ricks, LSU

S Jaquan Brisker, Penn State

DE Durrell Johnson, Liberty

LB Malcolm Rodriguez, Oklahoma State

LB Troy Brown, Central Michigan

DE Tyler Johnson, Arizona State

LB Mike Rose, Iowa State

S Jalen Catalon, Arkansas

S Brandon Joseph, Northwestern

LB Jack Sanborn, Wisconsin

DT Will Choloh, Troy

DT Calijah Kancey, Pitt

DE Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati

DT Nolan Cockrill, Army

DE George Karlaftis, Purdue

LB James Skalski, Clemson

DT D.J. Dale, Alabama

LB Nate Landman, Colorado

S Tykee Smith, Georgia

DT Jordan Davis, Georgia

DE DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M

CB Chris Steele, USC

LB Nakobe Dean, Georgia

LB Devin Lloyd, Utah

DT Dante Stills, West Virginia

LB JoJo Domann, Nebraska

DE DeAngelo Malone, WKU

CB Derek Stingley Jr., LSU

DT Jamare Edwards, Marshall

LB Carlton Martial, Troy

DE Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, Notre Dame

S Greg Eisworth II, Iowa State

LB Brandon Martin, Ball State

DE Demetrius Taylor, App State

CB Kaiir Elam, Florida

DE Ochaun Mathis, TCU

DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon

DE Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina

DT Phidarian Mathis, Alabama

DE Cameron Thomas, San Diego State

LB Diego Fagot, Navy

LB Zakoby McClain, Auburn

DE Isaiah Thomas, Oklahoma

LB Olakunle Fatukasi, Rutgers

LB Caden McDonald, San Diego State

S Bralen Trahan, Louisiana

CB Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati

DE Will McDonald, Iowa State

S Nolan Turner, Clemson

DT Haskell Garrett, Ohio State

CB Trent McDuffie, Washington

LB Edefuan Ulofoshio, Washington

LB Tyler Grubbs, Louisiana Tech

LB Micah McFadden, Indiana

DT Raymond Vohasek, North Carolina

DE Cade Hall, San Jose State

LB Kristopher Moll, UAB

LB Payton Wilgar, BYU

S Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame

S Smoke Monday, Auburn

LB Payton Wilson, N.C. State

LB Jake Hansen, Illinois

S Malachi Moore, Alabama           

DT Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma

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