UW quarterback Jake Locker is among 12 Pac-10 players and 65 players overall named to the Maxwell Award preseason watch list.
The award is given annual to the outstanding collegiate football player in America. Player are selected for the preseason list based on their play during the previous season.
Other Pac-10 players on the list are WR Brandon Gibson of Washington State; QB Rudy Carpenter and RB Keegan Herring of Arizona State; WR Mike Thomas and QB Willie Tuitama of Arizona; WR Jaison Williams of Oregon; WE Sammie Stroughter of Oregon State; and RB Stafon Johnson, RB Joe McKnight, QB Mark Sanchez and WR Patrick Turner of USC.
Here's the full list and news release.