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11 Gators named to national award preseason watch lists

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  1. GR8 2B

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    https://www.seccountry.com/florida/3-gators-named-preseason-watch-lists

    The preseason college football award watch lists are starting to surface, and three Florida players have cracked the list on the first two.

    Defensive lineman Cece Jefferson and defensive back Duke Dawson on Monday were named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award, given annually to the best defensive player in the country. Graduate transfer quarterback Malik Zaire was put on the watch list for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the college player of the year.

    Jefferson, a junior, started six games last season and is expected to play a big role on Florida’s defensive line in 2017. Overall, the Glen St. Mary, Fla. native recorded 59 tackles (15 for loss), 5 sacks and 7 quarterback hurries in his first two seasons.

    Dawson, a senior, played in 12 games last season with 7 starts at nickel corner. He recorded 1 interception (which he returned for a touchdown) and a team-high 7 pass breakups along with 24 tackles (3.5 for loss) and a forced fumble in 2016. Dawson will be one of Florida’s starting cornerbacks in 2017.

    Zaire has been named to the Maxwell Award watch list for the third straight year. However, during his career at Notre Dame, he played in only 16 games with 3 starts. He showed his potential in a pair of those starts, though. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 Music City Bowl after going 12 for 15 with 96 yards and a touchdown and also rushing for 96 yards and a touchdown. He started the first two games of the 2015 season — wins against Texas (313 passing yards, 3 touchdowns) and Virginia (115 passing yards, 1 touchdown) — before suffering a season-ending broken right ankle in the Virginia game.
     
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    Duke Dawson was the only Gator Athlon had on their preseason first-team All-SEC list.
     
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    So a part time Dlineman and a journeyman QB made the list.

    And yet, our best player Eddy Pineiro didn't make a list?

    I'll go ahead and write those off as meaningless.
     
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    If I were going to put guys on award watch lists, Callaway, Taylor, and Scarlett would get the nod before those 3.
     
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    They put about any QB they think could come out of nowhere on a decent team on that list.
     
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    Add another to the watch lists.



     
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    I'm not bagging on this kid. Honestly, I'm not. He seems like a real good kid with a great attitude, very smart, hard working and dedicated. But this is insane. He had a low completion percentage at Notre Dame and only played a few games. I get that he was hurt but regardless of why, he's hardly played and when he did, it wasnt like he was lighting the world on fire. Now a few years removed from actually playing, he's on the watch list for an award given to the player of the year? Really? These watch lists are a joke. :lol:
     
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    Just being curious how many did we have last year preseaon?
     
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    Zaire's good for 200-250 yards a game. You're gonna love it. And by "love it" I mean hate it.
     
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    So we have a team full of All Americans? I guess it's National Championship or bust for Mac then.
     
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    2016 (12 total nominations, but only 6 individuals)
    Bednarik - Davis, Maye, Teez
    Mackey - Goolsby
    Guy - Townsend
    Nagurski - Davis, Maye, Teez
    Outland - Ivey
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    I LOVE that emote.

    I'm not sure he is one of the top 40 TEs in the State of Florida.
     
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