Nebraska juniors Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Maliek Collins were named to watch lists for national awards Tuesday.
Armstrong was among the players named to the watch list for the 79th annual Maxwell Award. It has been given to America’s College Player of the Year since 1937.
Collins was among the defensive players named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award. It has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1995.
Armstrong has a 16-5 record as the Huskers’ starting quarterback the past two seasons.
Collins emerged as a dominant force at defensive tackle last season, leading the team with 14 tackles for loss, while adding 4.5 sacks.