The Bronko Nagurski Trophy has released its watch list, and nine Big 12 players made the 87-man list.
The Nagurski Trophy is given annually to college football's top defender.
- Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
- Zaviar Gooden, LB, Missouri
- Coryell Judie, CB, Texas A&M
- Jake Knott, LB, Iowa State
- Travis Lewis, LB, Oklahoma
- Brad Madison, DE, Missouri
- Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma State
- Kheeston Randall, DT, Texas
- Keenan Robinson, LB, Texas
I don't see many favorites on this list, but the Big 12 has won the Nagurski Award in two of the past three seasons. Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh won in 2009 and Texas' Brian Orakpo won the award in 2008.
Texas and Oklahoma each have two trophy winners since the award's inception in 1993, and are among just four schools (Northwestern, Miami (Fla.)) to earn the distinction.