17 Former All-Americans Named to Bednarik Award Watch List

17 former All-American Bowl athletes were named to the watch list.
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Monday morning the Maxwell Football Club released the watchlist for the 27th annual Chuck Bednarik award, presented annually to the outstanding defensive player in college football.

17 former All-American Bowl athletes were named to the watch list.

  • Will Anderson (Alabama)
  • Josh Jobe (Alabama)
  • Chase Lucas (Arizona State)
  • Bryan Bresee (Clemson)
  • Tiawan Mullen (Indiana)
  • Derek Stingley Jr. (LSU)
  • Eli Ricks (LSU)
  • Bubba Bolden (Miami)
  • Aidan Hutchinson (Michigan)
  • Payton Wilson (NC State)
  • Kyle Hamilton (Notre Dame)
  • Haskell Garrett (Ohio State)
  • Zach Harrison (Ohio State)
  • George Karlaftis (Purdue)
  • DeMarvin Leal (Texas A&M)
  • Drake Jackson (USC)
  • Trent McDuffie (Washington)

Watch the annual East vs. West matchup on Saturday, January 8, 2022 in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The All-American Bowl will be nationally televised, live on NBC at 1:00 PM ET, and will feature the nationโ€™s top 100 high school football players.

About the All-American Bowl

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