Sep 28, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Joel Stave (2) is sacked by Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Michael Bennett (63) during the third quarter at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Football: Michael Bennett named to 2014 Bronko Nagurski Award Watch List

The award watch lists kept on rolling on Thursday, and yet another outstanding Ohio State football program member was recognized for his outstanding efforts as Michael Bennett was named to the Bronko Nagurski Award Watch List, recognizing the best defensive player in college football.

Last season, Bennett was phenomenal for the Buckeyes’ defense, amassing 42 tackles with 11.5 for loss and seven sacks. Entering his senior season this year, Bennett will be the anchor for an Ohio State defensive line that will look to be just as deadly as they were last season.

Here’s a look at the complete Nagurski Award Watch List.

2014 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST (81)
Henry Anderson, Stanford, DE
Stephone Anthony, Clemson, LB
Vic Beasley, Clemson, DE
Michael Bennett, Ohio State, DT
Craig Bills, BYU, DB
Joey Bosa, Ohio State, DE
Kelby Brown, Duke, LB
Malcom Brown, Texas, DT
Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State, DE
Alex Carter, Stanford, DB
Sam Carter, TCU, DB
Jeremy Cash, Duke, DB
Frank Clark, Michigan, DE
Landon Collins, Alabama, DB
Blake Countess, Michigan, DB
Christian Covington, Rice, DT
Su’a Cravens, USC, DB
Carl Davis, Iowa, DT
Tyeler Davison, Fresno State, DE
Trey DePriest, Alabama, LB
Quandre Diggs, Texas, DB
Lorenzo Doss, Tulane, DB
Kurtis Drummond, Michigan State, DB
Alvin Dupree, Kentucky, DE
Mario Edwards Jr., Florida State, DE
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon, DB
Kyler Fackrell, Utah State, LB
Devonte Fields, TCU, DE
Trey Flowers, Arkansas, DE
Leonard Floyd, Georgia, LB
Dante Fowler Jr., Florida, DE
Alani Fua, BYU, LB
Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech, DB
Markus Golden, Missouri, DE
Randy Gregory, Nebraska, DE
Bryce Hager, Baylor, LB
Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida, DB
Anthony Harris, Virginia, DB
Ben Heeney, Kansas, LB
Chucky Hunter, TCU, DT
Martin Ifedi, Memphis, DE
Myles Jack, UCLA, LB
Grady Jarrett, Clemson, DT
Jordan Jenkins, Georgia, LB
A.J. Johnson, Tennessee, LB
Eric Kendricks, UCLA, LB
Hau’oli Kikaha, Washington, DE
Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech, DT
Derrick Malone, Oregon, LB
Tyler Matakevich, Temple, LB
Derrick Mathews, Houston, LB
Lorenzo Mauldin, Louisville, DE
Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State, LB
Ryan Mueller, Kansas State, DE
Steven Nelson, Oregon State, DB
Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss, DT
Shawn Oakman, Baylor, DE
Denzel Perryman, Miami, LB
Marcus Peters, Washington, DB
Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss, DB
Hayes Pullard, USC, LB
Cedric Reed, Texas, DE
Jordan Richards, Stanford, DB
A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama, DE
KeiVarae Russell, Notre Dame, DB
Jake Ryan, Michigan, LB
Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma, DB
Danny Shelton, Washington, DT
Derron Smith, Fresno State, DB
Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame, LB
Eric Striker, Oklahoma, LB
Charles Tapper, Oklahoma, DE
A.J. Tarpley, Stanford, LB
Jared Tevis, Arizona, DB
Shaq Thompson, Washington, LB
Tony Washington, Oregon, DE
Trae Waynes, Michigan State, DB
P.J. Williams, Florida State, DB
Leonard Williams, USC, DE
Ramik Wilson, Georgia, LB
Gabe Wright, Auburn, DT

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