Lawrence & Leno make college football watch lists

BOISE, Idaho - Two more members of the Boise State football team were named to preseason watch lists, Thursday.

Redshirt senior left tackle Charles Leno was named to the Outland Trophy Watch List, awarded annually to the nation's best interior lineman, and redshirt junior defensive end Demarcus Lawrence was named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List, awarded annually to the nation's most outstanding defensive player.

There are 81 individuals on the Nagurski Trophy Watch List, and Lawrence is one of just two from the Mountain West.

Leno is one of 25 offensive tackles on the 75-player watch list for the Outland Trophy, which has been awarded to an offensive tackle each of the last three seasons. He is one of only four players from the MW on the list.

Lawrence was named first-team All-MW in 2012. He led the league in sacks (9.5), and tied for 18th-nationally in the statistical category. He also tied for first in the MW in tackles-for-loss (13.5) and ranked tied for eighth-nationally in forced fumbles (four).

Leno was named second-team All-MW in 2012 after starting each of the team's 13 games at left tackle, and was a member of an offensive line unit that ranked sixth-nationally in sacks allowed (0.77 per game). His streak of 26-consecutive starts is the longest on the Boise State football team.

A complete list of Boise State's preseason watch list candidates can be found below:

Broncos on Watch Lists
DE Demarcus Lawrence - Bronko Nagurski Trophy
LT Charles Leno, Jr. - Outland Trophy
TE Gabe Linehan - Mackey Award