Senior All-American defensive tackle Jared Crick was named to both the Outland and Nagurski watch lists, while teammates Lavonte David and Alfonzo Dennard joined Crick on the Nagurski Trophy list.
The Outland Trophy is presented to the top interior lineman in the country and Crick is one of 16 defensive tackles on the 65-player list, while the Nagurski Trophy is presented to the nation's top defensive player. Both awards are voted on by the Football Writers Association of America.
Crick anchored a Husker defensive line which helped Nebraska rank in the top 12 nationally in scoring defense and total defense in 2010. He totaled 70 tackles, including 36 solo stops, and had 9.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss to rank second in the Big 12. He is one of 16 defensive tackles on the 65-player list with the remaining players being offensive linemen.
Dennard played alongside NFL first-round pick Prince Amukamara in a talented 2010 Husker secondary that helped the Huskers rank in the top five nationally in pass efficiency defense and passing yards allowed. He totaled 30 tackles, four interceptions and seven pass breakups in 2010.
David, a first-team All-Big 12 pick and the league's newcomer of the year, recorded 152 tackles to set the single-season school record. He ranked 11th nationally in tackles per game and was second on the team in sacks (six), tackles for loss (15 for 60 yards) and pass breakups to earn first-team All-America honors from several outlets.
2011 Watch Lists
Bednarik Award - Alfonzo Dennard, Jared Crick, Lavonte David
Maxwell Award - Taylor Martinez
Mackey Award - Kyler Reed
Nagurski Trophy - Alfonzo Dennard, Jared Crick, Lavonte David
Outland Trophy - Jared Crick