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Two More Badgers Added to Preseason Awards Lists

MADISON (WAOW) - Badger senior wide receiver David Gilreath and sophomore linebacker Chris Borland were both named to preseason watch lists for major college football awards, it was announced Tuesday.

Gilreath was named to the watch list for the inaugural Paul Hornung Award which is given to the most versatile player in major college football, while Borland is up for the Dick Butkus Award which is presented to the top linebacker in the country.

The Hornung Award list was created based on 2009 statistics and expectations for the 2010 season. Gilreath is one of 48 players on the list, which will be whittled down to 10-15 finalists at the end of the regular season. A winner will be announced in early January.

A preseason second-team All-Big Ten selection at punt returner by Phil Steele and Athlon Sports, Gilreath has gained over 4,000 all-purpose yards in his three-year career. In 2009, Gilreath gained 615 yards on kick returns, 177 on receptions, 117 on punt returns and 75 on rushes. The school's record holder for kickoff return yards in one season, Gilreath has averaged 104.8 all-purpose yards per game in 39 career contests.

Borland was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and a first-team freshman All-American in 2009 after starting each of the final six games for UW. He recorded 54 tackles, 10.5 TFLs and 5.0 sacks while ranking third in the Big Ten in both forced fumbles (5) and fumbles recovered (3).

To date, 10 Wisconsin players have been added to watch lists for 13 different major college football awards. The list can be found below:


Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List
Chris Borland, Soph., LB
J.J. Watt, Jr., DE

Fred Biletnikoff Award Watch List
Nick Toon, Jr., WR

Dick Butkus Award Watch List
Chris Borland, Soph., LB

Walter Camp Award Watch List

John Clay, Jr., RB

AFCA Good Works Team Nominee
Scott Tolzien, Sr., QB

Paul Hornung Award Watch List

David Gilreath, Sr., WR

Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List

Chris Borland, Soph., LB
Gabe Carimi, Sr., LT
Lance Kendricks, Sr., TE
John Moffitt, Sr., OL

John Mackey Award Watch List

Lance Kendricks, Sr., TE

Manning Award Watch List

Scott Tolzien, Sr., QB

Maxwell Award Watch List
John Clay, Jr., RB
Scott Tolzien, Sr., QB

Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List
Chris Borland, Soph., LB
J.J. Watt, Jr., DE

Davey O'Brien Award Watch List
Scott Tolzien, Sr., QB

 

Courtesy: UW Press Release

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