Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver T.J. Jones (7) is tackled by Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Deion Belue (13) during the first half of the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

4 Crimson Tide Players Named To Bronko Nagurski Watch List


Four Alabama Crimson Tide football players were named Thursday to the preseason watch list for the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy.

Deion Belue, HaHa Clinton-Dix, Adrian Hubbard and C.J. Mosley are on the watch list for the trophy, awarded annually by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club to the nation’s top defensive player.

From the release by the FWAA:

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner will be chosen from those five finalists who are part of the 2013 FWAA All-America Team. The FWAA All-America Committee, after voting input from the association’s entire membership, selects the 25-man All-America Team and eventually the Nagurski finalists. Committee members, then by individual ballot, select the winner, the best defensive player in America.

The Southeastern Conference led the list, with 16 players named.

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