Thompson, Kikaha, Shelton Watch Listed
The Bednarik Award is presented annually to the nation's top defensive player. The three Huskies were among 76 players listed. Semifinalists will be announced on Nov. 3, 2014, and the three finalists will be unveiled Nov. 24. The winner will be presented as a part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show live on ESPN on Dec. 11 in Orlando, Fla.
The Paul Hornung Award, now in its fifth year, is presented to the nation's most versatile college player. Thompson, a linebacker who might also see action at tailback and as a returner, was one of 47 players place on the watch list.
Today marked the first day of the "watch list season" as, over the next two weeks, watch lists for 15 national awards will be announced. On Tuesday, watch lists for the Rimington Trophy (center) and Mackey Award (tight end) will be made public.