Boise State's Ajayi named to another NCAA football watch list

Posted by Brian Murphy on July 7, 2014 

Paul Hornung Award (most versatile, fifth year of award)

Boise State: WR Shane Williams-Rhodes

Mountain West: Scott Harding, Hawaii; Carlos Wiggins, New Mexico

Other BSU opponents: None

Idaho : None

2013 winner: WR Odell Beckham Jr., LSU

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Maxwell Award (college player of the year, 78th year)

Boise State: RB Jay Ajayi

Mountain West: WR DeVante Davis, UNLV; QB Cody Fajardo, Nevada; QB Chuckie Keeton, Utah State;

Other BSU opponents: QB Taysom Hill, BYU; QB Bo Wallace, Ole Miss; RB Jamaal Williams, BYU

Idaho : None

2013 winner: QB AJ McCarron, Alabama

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Bednarik Award (college defensive player of the year, 20th year)

Boise State: None

Mountain West: LB Kyler Fackrell, Utah State; S Derron Smith, Fresno State

Other BSU opponents: S Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss

Idaho : None

2013 winner: DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

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Mackey Award (best tight end, 15th year)

Boise State: None

Mountain West: Kivon Cartwright, Colorado State; Billy Freeman, San Jose State; Wyatt Houston, Utah State;

Other BSU opponents: Evan Engram, Ole Miss; Devin Mahina, BYU

Idaho : None

2013 winner: TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington

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Rimington Trophy (best center, 15th year)

Boise State: None

Mountain West: Michael Husar, Air Force; Jordan Smith, San Diego State; Lamar Bratton, New Mexico; Matt Galas, Nevada; Robert Waterman, UNLV; David Peterson, San Jose State;

Other BSU opponents: Edward Fusi, BYU; Alex Mateas, Connecticut

Idaho : Mike Marboe

2013 winner: TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington

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Lou Groza Award (best kicker, 23rd year)

Boise State: Dan Goodale

Mountain West: Will Conant, Air Force; Austin Lopez, San Jose State; Jared Roberts, Colorado State

Other BSU opponents: None

Idaho : None

2013 winner: Roberto Aguayo, Florida State

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Ray Guy (best punter, 15th year)

Boise State: None

Mountain West: Garrett Swanson, Fresno State

Other BSU opponents: None

Idaho : Austin Rehkow

2013 winner: Tom Hornsey, Memphis

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Bronko Nagurski Trophy (best defensive player, 1993)

Boise State: None

Mountain West: DE Tyeler Davison, Fresno State; LB Kyler Fackrell, Utah State, DB Derron Smith, Fresno State

Other BSU opponents: DB Craig Bills, BYU; LB Alani Fua, BYU; DT Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss; DB Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss

Idaho : None

2013 winner: DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

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Outland Trophy (best interior lineman, 1946)

Boise State: None

Mountain West: G Cody Wichmann, Fresno State

Other BSU opponents: OT Michael Yeck, BYU; OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss; DL Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss

Idaho : None

2013 winner: DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

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Thorpe Award (best defensive back, 1986)

Boise State: CB Donte Deayon, S Jeremy Ioane (Note: Boise State is one of five schools with multiple players on the watch list.)

Mountain West: S Derron Smith, Fresno State; Brian Suite, Utah State; J.J. Whittaker, San Diego State

Other BSU opponents: Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss

Idaho : None

2013 winner: CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State

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Rotary Lombardi Award (top lineman/close to line of scrimmage linebacker, 1970)

Boise State: None

Mountain West: OT Brett Boyko, UNLV; C Ben Clarke, Hawaii; DT Tyeler Davison, Fresno State; LB Ejiro Ederaine, Fresno State; LB Kyler Fackrell, Utah State; DE Brock Hekking, Nevada; OG Cameron Jefferson, UNLV; OT Ty Sambrailo, Colorado State; LB Zach Virgil, Utah State; OG Cody Wichmann, Fresno State; DE Eddie Yarbrough, Wyoming

Other BSU opponents: LB Alani Fau, BYU; LB Bronson Kaufusi, BYU; DT Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss; DL Remington Peck, BYU; OT Mykhael Quave, Louisiana; OG Daniel Quave, Louisiana; DE Dominique Tovell, Louisiana

Idaho : None

2013 winner: DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

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Butkus Award (linebacker, 1985)

Boise State: None

Mountain West: LB Aaron Davis, Colorado State; LB Kyler Fackrell, Utah State; LB Sunny Puetasi, Wyoming

Other BSU opponents: LB Alani Fau, BYU

Idaho : None

2013 winner: LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama

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Biletnikoff Award (receiver, 1994)

Boise State: WR Matt Miller

Mountain West: WR Devante Davis, UNLV; WR Josh Harper, Fresno State; WR Rashard Higgins, Colorado State; WR Ezell Ruffin, San Diego State; WR Dominic Rufran, Wyoming; WR Tyler Winston, San Jose State

Other BSU opponents: WR Geremy Davis, Connecticut; WR Jamal Robinson, Louisiana; WR Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi

Idaho : None

2013 winner: WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State

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AFCA Allstate Good Works Team (enriching the lives of others while contributing to the greater good of their communities, 1992)

Boise State: S Corey Bell

Mountain West: Karl Mickelsen, Fresno State; Bernard Blake, Colorado State; Jabari Carr, San Jose State; Broam Hart, Air Force; Dominic Rufran, Wyoming; QB Chuckie Keeton, Utah State

Other BSU opponents: QB Taysom Hill, BYU; Casey Cochran, Connecticut; Deterrian Shackelford, Mississippi

Idaho : None

Note: QB Taylor Kelly, Arizona State (Eagle High) is also among the 182 players nominated. One 22-man team will be selected (11 FBS players, 11 players from FCS, Division II and NAIA) at the end of the season.

Past honorees: Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Robert Griffin III, Tim Tebow

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Davey O'Brien Award (best quarterback, 1981)

Boise State: QB Grant Hedrick

Mountain West: QB Cody Fajardo, Nevada; QB Garrett Grayson, Colorado State; QB Chuckie Keeton, Utah State

Other BSU opponents: QB Terrance Broadway, Louisiana; QB Taysom Hill, BYU; QB Bo Wallace, Ole Miss

Idaho : None

Local ties: QB Taylor Kelly, Arizona State (Eagle High)

2013 winner: QB Jamies Winston, Florida State

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Doak Walker Award (best running back, 25th year)

Boise State: RB Jay Ajayi

Mountain West: RB Joe Hill, Utah State; Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State

Other BSU opponents: RB Alonzo Harris, Louisiana; Jamaal Williams, BYU

Idaho : None

2013 winner: RB Andre Williams, Boston College

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Walter Camp Award (player of the year, 1967)

Boise State: RB Jay Ajayi

Mountain West: QB Garrett Grayson, Colorado State; DL Brock Hekking, Nevada; S Derron Smith, Fresno State

Other BSU opponents: QB Taysom Hill, BYU; S Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss;

Idaho : None

2013 winner: QB Jameis Winston, Florida State

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