11 of Florida’s high school football alumni athletes have found their way on to the 2016 watch list released today for the Bednarik Award, presented by the Maxwell Football Club.
The Bednairk Award, which has been presented annually since 1995, is awarded to college football’s best defensive player for the season. The award is named after Chuck Bednarik a former collegiate and professional American football player.
Here are the athletes from Florida that made the watch list.
Position, Name, College, High School
• DE Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss, University Christian
• DE Trey Hendrickson, Florida Atlantic, Apopka
• S Eddie Jackson, Alabama, Boyd Anderson
• S Derwin James, Florida State, Haines City
• LB Keith Kelsey, Louisville, Gainesville
• CB William Likely, Maryland, Glades Central
• S Marcus Maye, Florida, Holy Trinity
• S Matt Milano, Boston College, Dr. Phillips
• CB Deatrick Nichols, South Florida, Miami Central
• DE DeMarcus Walker, Florida State, Sandalwood
• LB Anthony Walker, Northwestern, Monsignor Pace
Award semifinalists will be announced on October 31, while finalists will be announced on November 22 with the award winner being presented on December 8 on The Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN.