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Don Barclay

Offensive lineman Don Barclay added his name to the list of West Virginia players on preseason watch lists for college football awards while Bruce Irvin and Keith Tandy again teamed up on a defensive list.

Barclay earned a spot on the Outland Trophy watch list, which is presented to the top tackle, guard, or center (offensive or defensive) in the nation. Barclay is one of 65 players on the list. From the Big East, he is joined by Chris Jacobson and Lucas Nix of Pittsburgh, Moe Petrus and Kendall Reyes of Connecticut, and Derek Wolfe of Cincinnati.

The Outland Trophy winner is chosen from three finalists who are part of the FWAA All-America Team. The FWAA All-America Committee, after voting input from the entire membership, selects the 25-man team and eventually the three Outland finalists to be named on Nov. 21.

The Outland Trophy, presented annually since 1946, is the third oldest award in major college football. The winner of the 66th Outland Trophy, named after the late John Outland, an All-America lineman at Penn and Kansas at the turn of the century, will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 8 on ESPN.

The Outland Trophy presentation banquet, sponsored by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee, will be held on Jan. 12, 2012, in Omaha, Neb.

Irvin and Tandy teamed up for their second watch list nominations of the week when they were named to the 87-member squad for the Broko Nagurski Trophy. The duo make up one-third of the six member Big East class on the list. also earning nominations were Connecticut's Reyes, Cincinnati's Wolfe and J.K. Schaffer and Pittsburgh's Brandon Lindsey.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner is chosen from five finalists who are part of the FWAA All-America Team. The FWAA All-America Committee, after voting input from the entire membership, selects the 25-man team and eventually the Bronko Nagurski finalists. Committee members, then by individual ballot, select the winner, the best defensive player in America. The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club will announce five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Nov. 17.

The annual Bronko Nagurski Trophy Banquet will be on Dec. 12 at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, N.C.




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