TWO OF A KIND
Third time's the charm. Another pair of Hogs have the spotlight on them, which gives us...
TWELVE major awards that Razorback football players are on preseason watch lists for. Today, we're on the defensive, breaking down a pair of players being looked at for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, given to the best defender in college football.
▶️ Jalen Catalon: If there's a college football honor, the redshirt sophomore is in the running. He's a Preseason All-SEC pick, on the shortlist for the Jim Thorpe Award, and now he's under consideration for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. He headlines this Razorback defense and will help a secondary that ranked 9th in the SEC with 259.6 passing yards given up per game.
▶️ Grant Morgan: The redshirt senior is in the same boat, racking up preseason awards. He's also a Preseason All-SEC pick, and on watch lists for the Bednarik Award and the Butkus Award. Fun fact: Morgan finished last season with more games where he had double-digit sacks (6) than he didn't (3) which helped him lead the SEC with 12.3 tackles per game.
Razorback football is back on the field with a home opener against Rice on Saturday, September 4th.