Chris Owens, Nick Saban named to award watch lists

Courtesy Alabama Athletics

Offensive lineman up for Wuerffel Trophy, coach a candidate for 2019 Dodd Trophy

The Alabama football program has more names up for national honors as the watch list season began to wind down Thursday.

Offensive lineman Chris Owens is up for the Wuerffel Trophy for community service, while Nick Saban is in contention for the 2019 Dodd Trophy for coach of the team.

Only 23 coaches are on the Dodd watch list, including just five in the Southeastern Conference.

Among the criteria for consideration include graduation rate, commitment to service and charity in the community, projected success for the 2019 season and Academic Progress Rate (APR).

Coaches in the first year with their current team are ineligible to receive The Dodd Trophy.

Saban won the award in 2014. However, he wasn't the first Crimson Tide coach to do so, Bill Curry won in 1989.

Owens, a redshirt junior, is competing for the starting job at center. Barrett Jones won the award in 2011.

The initial round of watch-list releases is set to conclude Friday with the release of the Walter Camp Award for most outstanding player.

Alabama awards list

Maxwell Award (most outstanding player): Najee Harris, Jerry Jeudy and Tua Tagovailoa named to watch list. Semifinalists named Oct. 29.

Bednarik Award (best defensive player): Raekown Davis, Dylan Moses named to watch list. Semifinalists named Oct. 29.

Davey O'Brien Award (top quarterback): Tua Tagovailoa named to watch list. Semifinalists named Nov. 13.

Doak Walker Award (premier running back): Najee Harris named to watch list. Semifinalists named Nov. 20.

Biletnikoff Award (best receiver): Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III and Jaylen Waddle named to watch list. Semifinalists named Nov. 18.

Mackey Award (top tight end): Miller Forristall named to watch list. Semifinals named Nov. 18.

Butkus Award (outstanding linebacker): Anfernee Jennings, Terrell Lewis and Dylan Moses named to watch list. Semifinalists named Oct. 29.

Thorpe Award (best defensive back): Xavier McKinney named to watch list. Semifinalists named Oct. 22.

Bronko Nagurski Trophy (best defensive player): Raekwon Davis, Trevon Diggs, Anfernee Jennings and Dylan Moses named to watch list. Semifinalists named Nov. 14.

Outland Trophy (top interior lineman): Alex Leatherwood and Jedrick Wills Jr. named to watch list. Semifinals named Nov. 14.

Wuerffel Trophy (community service): Chris Owens named to the watch list

Awards no one one on Crimson Tide is up for

Riminigton Award (best center)

Lou Groza Award (top kicker)

Ray Guy Award (best punter)

Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player)

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