Preseason watch lists for college football awards continue to roll out this week. On Thursday, a gaggle of players on the early lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Outland Trophy were announced. Once again, Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene made the cut.
The Nagurski Trophy recognizes the top defensive player in college football, one of several awards in that category. Greene was one of several dozen names on that list. No player from Rutgers made the Outland Trophy watch list, which is given the country's best offensive lineman.
Greene is a fifth-year senior this year. Though he has been practicing this spring, he has been held out of contact as he recovers from offseason surgery to repair a broken leg.
Greene was named the Big East co-Defensive Player of the Year last year, and could be in for a very big final year with the Scarlet Knights.