College football watch list tracker: ASU’s Harry up for Hornung Award
Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate, Arizona State quarterback Manny Wilkins and ASU receiver N’Keal Harry were named to the Maxwell Award watch list as players who could compete for the college football player of the year honor in 2018.
That trio, and their teammates, made more appearances as college football’s preseason watch lists have continued to roll out.
On Thursday, Wilkins was named to the Wuerffel Trophy for his community service, athletic and academic efforts. Harry and Arizona receiver Shun Brown appeared on the Paul Hornung Award watch list, an honor given to college football’s most versatile player.
Tate threw for 1,591 yards, 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions last season while adding 1,411 rushing yards on 9.2 yards per carry to go with 12 more scores on the ground.
As a sophomore, Tate was not on 2017’s Maxwell Award watch list prior to the season. But after he burst onto the scene midway through the year and took over for injured starting quarterback Brandon Dawkins, Tate was named as one of six semifinalists for the honor.
Wilkins, a senior quarterback, comes off a junior campaign that saw him throw for 3,270 yards and 20 touchdowns to eight interceptions.
His Sun Devil teammate, Harry, enters his junior season after recording 1,142 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in 2017.
Below, we’ll keep a running tab on which other Sun Devils and Wildcats appear on the rest of college football’s many watch lists this summer.
2018 college football preseason watch lists/release dates
Davey O’Brien Award (quarterbacks) – ASUs Manny Wilkins, Arizona’s Khalil Tate
Doak Walker Award (running backs) – ASU’s Eno Benjamin, Arizona’s J.J. Taylor
Biletnikoff Award (pass-catchers) – ASU’s N’Keal Harry
Mackey Award (tight ends) – Arizona’s Bryce Wolma
Rimington Award (center) – ASU’s Cohl Cabral, Arizona’s Nathan Eldridge
Nagurski Award (defense) – ASU’s Chase Lucas
Lou Groza Award (kicker) – ASU’s Brandon Ruiz
Hornung Award (most versatile player) – ASU’s N’Keal Harry, Arizona’s Shun Brown
Wuerffel Trophy (community service) – ASU’s Manny Wilkins
Walter Camp Award (player of the year) – Arizona’s Khalil Tate