11 B1G defensive players named to 2021 Bednarik Award Watch List
Watch list season has arrived.
As the start of the 2021 college football season quickly approaches, watch lists will filter out in the coming days and weeks, providing some insight on which stars to keep an eye on this fall. On Monday, the 2021 Bednarik Award Watch List was sent out.
Eleven players out of the B1G were included on this watch list. Indiana and Ohio State were the only schools out of the conference to have multiple players included, each having two representatives.
The Chuck Bednarik Award is presented to the best defensive player in college football at the conclusion of every season. Below are the 11 B1G players named to the watch list:
Jake Hansen, LB, Illinois
Micah McFadden, LB, Indiana
Tiawan Mullen, CB, Indiana
Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan
Brandon Joseph, S, Northwestern
Haskell Garrett, DT, Ohio State
Zach Harrison, DE, Ohio State
Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State
George Karlaftis, DE, Purdue
Olakunle Fatukasi, LB, Rutgers
Jack Sanborn, LB, Wisconsin
— Rich Cirminiello (@RichCirminiello) July 19, 2021