He earned Pac-12 Conference Honorable Mention last season and numerous Freshman All-America honors. The Corvallis High graduate was one of five true freshmen to play for the Beavers in 2012 and was the first freshman to start at center for OSU since 1978.
Scott Crichton, a native of Tacoma, Wash., was earlier named to the watch lists for the Bednarik Award and Lott Trophy. He was one of only two underclassmen last year to be named first team all-conference on defense.
Crichton is tied for seventh for career sacks at Oregon State with 15, tied for sixth for career tackles-for-loss with 32 and is tied for second with seven forced fumbles in his career.
Beaver Preseason Watch List Members to date:
Scott Crichton, Jr., DE – Nagurski Award (top defender), Bednarik Award (top defender), Lott Trophy (top defender)
Brandin Cooks, Jr., WR – Maxwell Award (top player)
Keith Kostol, Jr., P – Ray Guy Award (top punter)
Isaac Seumalo, So., C – Rimington Award (top center), Outland Award (top interior lineman)
Trevor Romaine, Jr., PK – Groza Award (top kicker)