Two players from Clemson and two players from USC made the pre-season Bronko Nugurski watch list. The Bronko Nugurski trophy is given annually to the top defensive player in college football.
Clemson defensive back DeAndre McDaniel and Tigers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers both made the list. USC defensive end Cliff Matthews was also on the list along with Gamecock defensive back Stephon Gilmore.
Former Fort Dorchester standout and current North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn also made the list.
The annual Bronko Nagurski Trophy Banquet will be on Dec. 6 at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte.