July 18, 2014
Nick Marshall winning preseason notice at Auburn
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Ala. -- Nick Marshall was something of an unknown in his first season as an SEC quarterback last year.
He's known now.
The Auburn quarterback landed on the watch list Friday for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award which goes to the nation's top college football player. He's also on the watch lists for the Davey O'Brien Award, which goes to the top quarterback; and the Maxwell Award, which goes to the top player.
He was named as the first-team quarterback to the preseason All-SEC team at SEC Media Days on Friday.
Marshall passed for almost 2,000 yards and ran for another 1,000 yards last season. He accounted for 26 touchdowns.
The Walter Camp watch list has, offensively, 16 quarterbacks, eight receivers, seven running backs, two offensive linemen. On defense, it's seven DBs, five lineman and five linebackers.
Marshall's preseason accolades have followed a similar path as Auburn center Reese Dismukes, who is on the watch lists the Lombardi, Outland and Rimington awards. He was named the first-team center at Media Days.
The preseason has produced other nominations for Auburn. Defensive lineman Gabe Wright is on the watch list for the Outland and the Bronco Nagurski awards. He, too, was selected as an SEC first-teamer. Guard Alex Kozan is on the watch list for the Outland.
Sammie Coates is on the watch list for the Bilentikoff Award and the Maxwell. He's a preseason first-team, too. Kris Frost is on the watch list for the Butkus Award. C.J. Uzomah is on the watch list for the Mackey Award, which goes to the s top tight end. Robenson Therezie is on the watch list for Chuck Bednarik Award, which goes to the nation's top defensive player.
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine