Tracking Alabama football players named to preseason watch lists

Nick Kelly
The Tuscaloosa News

As long as Alabama football has the attention of college football like it does, preseason watch lists will be filled with the names of Crimson Tide players. 

Fresh off the 18th national championship in program history, no shortage of names from Tuscaloosa have popped up on lists from across the country. 

Of course, it's much more significant when a player actually wins an award. But in anticipation of those awards to be won during the season, watch lists are worth mentioning.  

Here's a running list of Alabama players and coaches who have been named to watch lists ahead of the 2021 season: 

OL Chris Owens

K Will Reichard

CB Josh Jobe

LB Will Anderson

DL Phidarian Mathis

OT Evan Neal

DT DJ Dale

DB Malachi Moore

LB Christian Harris

LB Christopher Allen

DB Jordan Battle

  • Jim Thorpe Award (top defensive back in college football)

TE Jahleel Billingsley

WR John Metchie III

RB Brian Robinson Jr. 

Coach Nick Saban

  • Dodd Trophy (award for coach who's team success on field and with academics, leadership and integrity)

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