Found July 09, 2012 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
MADISON, Wis. University of Wisconsin teammates Montee Ball and Chris Borland have been named to two preseason watch lists for a pair of major college football awards.Ball, a senior running back, is on the watch list for the Maxwell Award, presented annually to the outstanding collegiate player of the year. Borland, a junior linebacker, is among the candidates for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given to college football's outstanding defensive player of the year. Both preseason watch lists were revealed Monday by the Maxwell Football Club. Ball was one of 65 players named to the Maxwell Award watch list and will attempt to join former Badgers running back Ron Dayne as the trophy winner. Dayne captured the award in 1999 when he also won the Heisman Trophy. Ball, a Heisman Trophy finalist a year ago, is among 30 running backs up the Maxwell Award. He is the top returning rusher in the nation with 3,310 career rushing yards. Ball needs 17 total touchdowns and 18 rushing touchdowns to t...

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