The Football Writers Association of America will announce the Outland Trophy victor on December 7. One week after that, three Outland Trophy finalists will be named by the FWAA.
The Bronko Narguski award is named after Narguski, who was a standout player in college football before joining the NFL and playing for the Chicago Bears in the 1930s. In addition to Frazier (Bednarik & Nagurski), sophomore running back Damarea Crockett is on the Maxwell Award list, while junior punter Corey Fatony is a Ray Guy Award candidate.
Edmunds ranked second on the team with 106 total tackles last season and tied for the team-lead with 18.5 tackles for loss.
Okoronkwo was a second-team All-Big 12 selection after a breakout season that included nine sacks and two forced fumbles. For his career, Cabinda has 198 tackles, eight pass breakups, 3.5 sacks and 10.0 tackles for loss.
So far three football players have now been named to four different watch lists heading into the season. The FWAA has chosen a National Defensive Player of the Year since 1993.
Jabrill Peppers, now of the NFL's Cleveland Browns, was a Nagurski Trophy finalist last season for the Wolverines. The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club will name five finalists for this year's Bronco Nagurski Trophy on November 16.
Duke redshirt senior center Austin Davis and redshirt senior offensive tackle Evan Lisle have been named to the preseason Outland Trophy Watch List. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy victor will be selected by the FWAA All-America Committee after All-America teams are announced. Committee members, then by individual ballot, select the victor, the best defensive player in America.
The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I FBS College Football. Georgia head coach Kirby Smart will be the keynote speaker at the banquet.
Braun and the Yellow Jackets open the 2017 campaign on Monday, Sept. 4 versus Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta. The Jayhawks will also host nonconference opponent Central Michigan (Sept. 9/Family Weekend, Band Day).