ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: Christine Michael #33 of the Texas A&M Aggies runs the ball against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Football Awards 2012: Texas A&M Landing Multiple Players On Preseason Watch Lists

Texas A&M has had numerous players named to the various college football preseason watch lists.

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2013 Senior Bowl Watch List: Aggies Lead All Texas Schools With Four Named

On Thursday, the Senior Bowl released its first ever watch list of players that could compete in the annual all-star game. The Texas A&M Aggies lead all Texas schools on the list with four players named.

Led by linebacker Sean Porter, the list also names cornerback Dustin Harris, running back Christine Michael and wide receiver Ryan Swope. Porter was previously named to the Nagurski Award pre-season watch list, representing the nation's top defender, while Michael is on the watch list for the Maxwell Award, to represent the nation's top player.

The Aggies are prepping for their first season as members of the SEC, the conference that led all with 71 players on the Senior Bowl watch list, far ahead of the Big 10, which finished in a distant second at 46 players.

The Senior Bowl is the most prestigious of college football all-star games and features NFL coaches, scouts and talent evaluators all in attendance to prepare for the NFL Draft.

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Houston CB DJ Hayden On Jim Thorpe Watch List

With the college football universe beginning to warm up now that the season is less than two months away, the preseason watch lists for all the major awards are starting to be announced.

Saturday it was the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top DB in the country. Houston CB D.J. Hayden was one of 35 players from around the country to make the initial cut.

The 6'0 190 senior had 2 interceptions, 11 pass deflections, 5 forced fumbles and 66 tackles in his first season for the Cougars last year, earning the Conference USA Defensive Newcomer of the Year Award as well as a spot on the All C-USA Second Team.

Hayden was a junior college transfer from Navarro JC, where he helped his team win the NJCAA national championships in 2010.

His combination of size and production has made him an NFL draft prospect headed into his senior season.

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College Football Awards 2012: Texas A&M Lands Players On Outland, Nagurski Watch Lists

The next set of 2012 college football awards watch list have been released, and the latest to come out are the Nagurski and Outland Trophy awards. The Nagurski is handed out to the nation's best defender while the Outland is given to the best interior lineman.

The Texas A&M Aggies have linebacker Sean Porter named to the Nagurski watch list along side over 75 other preseason hopefuls. Porter is on the watch list for what he accomplished last season where he 79 total tackles, 50 were solo take downs, 17 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, broke up a pair of passes and force a fumble.

Texas A&M also landed two players on the Outland Trophy watch list in offensive tackles Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews making the cut.

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College Football Awards 2012: Two Texas A&M Players On Watch Lists

Sean Porter and Christine Michael earned some preseason honors on Monday.

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