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IU Football: Five Hoosiers on Seven Different Preseason Watch Lists

College football begins in just over a month, and that means it is preseason watch list season.

Over the last two weeks, five different Indiana players have been named to seven different preseason watch lists.

You can read more about each player and the awards they have been nominated for below.

Stevie Scott:  Maxwell Award / Doak Walker Award

The Maxwell Award, named in honor of Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell, has been given to America’s College Player of the Year since 1937.

The Doak Walker Award is presented to the nation’s top college running back.

Scott became the 13th Hoosier to reach 1,000 yards in a single season and finished 14th overall in program history with 1,137 yards. The Syracuse, N.Y., native set IU true freshman records in yardage, attempts (228), touchdowns (10) and 100-yard games (6).

Nick Westbrook:  Wuerffel Trophy / Allstate Good Works Team 

The Wuerffel Trophy is awarded to the FBS player that best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.

To be considered for a spot on the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, each player must be actively involved with a charitable organization or service group while maintaining a strong academic standing.

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Westbrook returns for his final season after posting team-best totals of 590 yards, 49.2 yards per game and 14.0 yards per catch in 2018. The three-time Academic All-Big selection is the 19th Hoosier to reach 100 catches (102) and 1,500 yards (1,654) in a career.

Hunter Littlejohn:  The Rimington Trophy

The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the most outstanding center in college football.

Littlejohn has played in all 24 games over the past two seasons with 16 starts at center. In 2018, the Powell, Ohio, native allowed just three sacks in 904 snaps and collected IU offensive player of the week honors following the Virginia win.

Littlejohn is a three-time academic All-Big Ten selection.

Coy Cronk:  The Outland Trophy

The Outland Trophy is presented to college football’s best interior lineman.

The Lafayette, Ind., native has started all 36 games in which he has appeared at left tackle since his arrival at IU, missing just one game due to injury.

You can read more about Cronk here.

Logan Justus:  The Lou Groza Award

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The Lou Groza Award is given to college football’s best placekicker.

Justus finished the 2018 campaign 15-of-18 on field goals (83.3 percent) and 32-of-33 on extra points. His 15 field goal makes are tied for eighth in school history.

The left-footer garnered second-team All-Big Ten honors, ranked second in the conference in percentage (tied for 19th nationally) and was named IU’s Most Outstanding Specialist of the Year.

Note:  The 2019 IU football season begins on August 31 against Ball State in Indianapolis.

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