UofL Football | Alexander, Bailey, Hearns named to Nagurski Trophy Watch List

07/14/2017 10:22 AM

Three University of Louisville football players have been named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List.

Jaire Alexander, Drew Bailey and James Hearns have been recognized as among the best defensive players in college football in the preseason this week. The trio joins 17 other ACC players on the preseason list — the most of all conferences.

Alexander, a junior cornerback, was a second-team all-ACC performer in 2016. Bailey, a defensive lineman, heads into his senior campaign with 67 tackles, 10 for loss and 2.5 sacks through 25 career games. And Hearns started 12 games at linebacker last year, emerging as one of the team’s top pass rushers.

The annual Bronko Nagurski Trophy Banquet will be held on December 4.

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