The annual parade of college football award lists began Monday with the announcement of the Bednarik and Maxwell Awards.
Among those on the Bednarik Award watch list which is presented to the top defensive player were:
- Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa
- Iowa State senior defensive end JaQuan Bailey
Among those on the list for Maxwell Award which goes to the top college player of the year.
- Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley
- Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy
- Illinois running back Reggie Corbin
- Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor
Today the watch list for the O’Brien Award presented the best quarterback in the country will be unveiled.