Watch list season is well and truly underway in the college football world, and a few Penn State football stars found their names on the lists recognizing college football's top players at particular positions.
Though some like the Bednarik Award (best defensive player) and Maxwell Award (most outstanding college football player) released their watch lists over the last week, a few Penn Staters were recognized beyond the awards scope. Yetur Gross-Matos was named as a Big Ten preseason honoree, which recognizes the five best players in the conference's East and West divisions ahead of Big Ten media days in Chicago.
At any rate, here's a roundup of all the Nittany Lions who received recognition over the course of the past week:
John Mackey Award (best tight end) Watch List
2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Nominee
Big Ten Preseason Honoree, Bednarik Award (best defensive player) & Lott Impact Trophy (defensive IMPACT player of the year) Watch Lists
Maxwell Award (most outstanding player) & Biletnikoff Award (best wide receiver) Watch Lists
Rimington Trophy (best center) Watch List
Bednarik Award (best defensive player) Watch List