Kentucky kicked off college football talking season on Monday at SEC Media Days. They’ve taken the spotlight to a talking season pastime, the preseason watch list.
Four Kentucky Wildcats have been nominated for some of the most prestigious awards in all of college football. The candidates will not surprise you: Benny Snell, Josh Allen, Mike Edwards and C.J. Conrad.
Snell is one of 85 to make the watch list for the 2018 Maxwell Award. The award has been given to the best player in college football annually since 1937. Snell also made the Doak Walker watch list, given each year to the nation’s top running back. Edwards and Allen have earned a spot on the watch list for the Badnarik Award, given to the nation’s top defender. Semifinalists will be announced October 29, with three finalists named November 19.
Conrad has been nominated for the All-State Good Works Team. Eleven players who are college football’s most outstanding community servants will be named to the team in September. The most recent UK football recipient is punter Landon Foster.