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June 16, 2006ATHENS, Ga.--- The Maxwell Football Club recently announced that four Georgia football players were named to the pre-season watch lists for the Maxwell and Chuck Bednarik Awards.
Georgia junior RB Thomas Brown is one of 60 on the Maxwell list for the Collegiate Player of the Year.
Last season Brown became the first Georgia player to lead the team in rushing in back-to-back seasons since Robert Edwards in 1996-97. As a freshman and sophomore Brown combined for 1,611 yards and 12 rushing TDs.
Bulldog seniors Tra Battle (DB), Quentin Moses (DE) and Tony Taylor (LB) are among the 60 players named to the Bednarik Award watch list, which goes annually to the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year.
Battle, a one-time walk-on, will be Georgia?s lone returning starter in the defensive secondary. Moses has already been named to several pre-season All-SEC and All-America teams, and Taylor was sixth on the team in tackles a year ago in only nine games of action.
Twelve semifinalists for each award will be announced in October and the field will be trimmed to three finalists in November. The winners of both awards will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show