With the season about six weeks away, college football awards are starting to release their watch lists. Let’s take at look at the members of Cowboy Football that awards have their eye on.
Doak Walker Award- RB Justice Hill:
After an outstanding freshman season, @jhill21_ is on the watch list for the 2017 Doak Walker Award! Congrats Justice! #okstate pic.twitter.com/fZr06NOrsF— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) July 20, 2017
The Doak Walker Award recognizes the nation’s top running back. After a season where he rushed for over 1,000 yards last year, it would be a crime if Hill wasn’t on this list. Hill is joined on the watch list by fellow Big 12 running backs Alex Barnes (Kansas State), David Montgomery (Iowa State) and Kyle Hicks (TCU).
Biletnikoff Award- James Washington and Jalen McClesky:
Wide Receivers James Washington and Jalen McCleskey are on the watch list for the 2017 Biletnikoff Award! Congrats, Cowboys! #okstate pic.twitter.com/g34HA1KgPq— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) July 18, 2017
The Biletnikoff Award goes to the nation’s top reciver. And with a wide reciver core as deep as OSU’s, it’s no surprise that the Cowboys have two players on the list. This is the second year in a row that James Washington has been on the award’s radar. Washington and McClesky are joined by Big 12 players Keke Coutee (Texas Tech), Steven Sims Jr. (Kansas) and Allen Lazard (Iowa State).
Dodd Trophy- Head Coach Mike Gundy:
The one and only @CoachGundy is one of 19 coaches in the nation on the watch list for the 2017 Dodd Trophy! #okstate pic.twitter.com/GrPsDRtOIr— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) July 19, 2017
The Dodd Trophy Honors a coach whose program exemplifies three pillars of sucess, scholarship, leadership and integrity. Gundy has created a culture that makes sure players have these qualities. Gundy is joined on the list by fellow Big 12 coach Bill Snyder (Kansas State).
Maxwell Award-Mason Rudolph and James Washington
No surprises here! Mason Rudolph and James Washington have been named to the watch list for the 2017 Maxwell Award! #okstate #MA2ON pic.twitter.com/qoen4zvUJR— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) July 10, 2017
The Maxwell Award is presented to College Football Player of the year. #Rudolph2Washington is set to be the best QB/WR duo in the country next year so it's great to see their names on the list. They’re joined by a couple Big 12 players including West Virgina’s Will Grier and Texas’ Shane Buchele.
Zach Sinor- Ray Guy Award:
Congrats to Zach Sinor on being named to the watch list for the 2017 Ray Guy Award! #okstate #Sinor4Heisman pic.twitter.com/6IDsgOTFbL— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) July 12, 2017
The Ray Guy Award is given to nation’s best punter. Sinor has definitely earned a spot on this list, getting the Cowboys some great field position over the years. He’s joined on the list by finalist last year and fellow Big 12 punter Michael Dickson of Texas.
Jim Thorpe Award- Tre Flowers:
Senior safety Tre Flowers is on the watch list for the 2017 Jim Thorpe Award for the nation's best defensive back. Congrats Tre! #okstate pic.twitter.com/B8e5203bZ4— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) July 14, 2017
This award goes to the nation’s best defensive back. Flowers should be a key part of OSU’s defense going into his senior year. He is joined on the list by fellow Big 12 backs Dravon Askew-Henry (West Virginia), Kamari Cotton-Moya (Iowa State) and Nick Orr (TCU).
Remington Trophy- Brad Lunblade:
Brad Lundblade has been named to the 2017 fall watch list for the Rimington Trophy! Congrats Brad! #okstate pic.twitter.com/kHVwZNBUAl— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) July 11, 2017
This trophy is given to the best center in college football. The senior joined the team as a walk on but has made his mark on Cowboy football. He is joined on the list by TCU’s Austin Schlottmann.