Jeffcoat Tapped for Walter Camp Watch List
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Posted Jul 19, 2013

Add a national player of the year watch list to Texas senior defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat's growing list of preseason accolades.

On Friday, Jeffcoat was named the watch list for the 2013 Walter Camp Player of the Year, an award that goes to the top player in college football for that particular season. A Longhorn has won the award on three different occasions: Colt McCoy in both 2008 and 2009 and Ricky Williams in 1998.

Jeffcoat already has spots on the watch lists for the Bednarik Award, Nagurski Trophy, Lott Trophy, Lombardi Award and CFPA Defensive Awards. He has 12 sacks in his last 13 games, including at least one in 10 of his last 13 contests.

Jeffcoat's talent hasn't ever been in question — the key for him will simply be staying healthy. He put up a monster season as a sophomore, making 71 tackles, including 21 tackles for loss and eight sacks. Last year, he played in just six games after rupturing a pectoral muscle, but still had 11 tackles for loss and four sacks in those contests.

The Walter Camp watch list will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists in November, and the player of the year award will be selected by the 125 FBS head coaches and sports information directors.

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