Washington's Danny Shelton was one of 64 players named to the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy, given annually to the nation's top interior lineman.
Shelton was also named to the Bronko Nagurski (top defensive player) Trophy watch list along with three of his teammates: cornerback Marcus Peters and linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha and Shaq Thompson. Both awards are given out by the Football Writers' Association of America.
Shelton, a senior from Auburn, Wash., has started every game of the last two seasons as the anchor of the Huskies' defensive line. Last year, he earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 as well as first-team Academic All-Pac-12. He notched 59 tackles for the season.
Kikaha, a senior from Laie, Hawai'i, notched 13 sacks last season, second-most in UW history. He earned second-team All-Pac-12 and first-team Academic All-Pac-12 after having missed most of the previous two seasons due to injuries.
Peters, a junior from Oakland, Calif., earned second-team All-Pac-12 last year, starting 12 of the Huskies' 13 games. He notched 55 tackles and picked off five passes during the 2013 season.
Thompson, a junior from Sacramento, Calif., has earned preseason All-America honors this summer. Last year, he totaled 78 tackles and earned honorable mention All-Pac-12. He has started all 13 games of his UW career.
Shelton, Kikaha and Thompson had previously earned a spot on the preseason watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award, also given to the nation's top defensive player. Additionally, Thompson made the list for the Paul Hornung (most versatile) Award and senior Mike Criste was on the list for the Rimington (top center) Trophy.