Jadeveon Clowney (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - USC defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been named to the watch list for two of college football's top prizes.
The two separate groups who award the Maxwell and Bednarik trophies announced the junior as a candidate for their awards.
The Maxwell goes to America's college player of the year. The Bednarik goes to the best defensive player.
A "watch list" means the player is among a group of athletes who, based on last year's performance, have the potential to earn the award.
Last year, Clowney recorded a school record 13 sacks and 23.5 tackles for a loss. He also finished sixth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy.