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Sun Devils, Wildcats appear on college football award watchlists

ASU's Eno Benjamin, left, and Arizona's Khalil Tate, right. (AP photos)

As college football season nears, the watchlists for the season’s biggest awards are beginning to trickle out. So far, five combined Arizona Wildcats and Arizona State Sun Devils have seen their names appear. Here is a list of those players and the awards they are up for.

Maxwell Award: Best player

Khalil Tate, QB, Arizona

J.J. Taylor, RB, Arizona

Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State

Bednarik Award: Best defensive player (Voted on by Maxwell Football Club)

Merlin Robertson, LB, Arizona State

Colin Schooler, LB, Arizona

Davey O’Brien Award: Best quarterback 

Khalil Tate, Arizona

Doak Walker Award: Best running back

Eno Benjamin, Arizona State

J.J. Taylor, Arizona

Mackey Award: Best tight end

Bryce Wolma, Arizona

Rimington Award: Best center

Cohl Cabral, Arizona State

Josh McCauley, Arizona

Butkus Award: Best linebacker 

Tony Fields II, Arizona

Colin Schooler, Arizona

Outland Award: Best interior lineman 

Cohl Cabral, C, Arizona State

Nagurski Award: Best defensive player (Voted on by FWAA)

Merlin Robertson, LB, Arizona State

Colin Schooler, LB, Arizona

Groza Award: Best place-kicker 

Brandon Ruiz, Arizona State

Ray Guy Award: Best punter 

Michael Turk, Arizona State

Hornung Award: Most versatile player

Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State

Wuerffel Award: Best combination of community service and athletic and academic success

Malcolm Holland, DB, Arizona

Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State

Kyle Williams, WR, Arizona State

Walter Camp Award: Best player as voted on by coaches and SIDs

Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State

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