LSU's Ali Highsmith
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Dorsey, Doucet and Highsmith on Watch Lists
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Published: June 26, 2007, 12:00 AM (CT)
Updated: October 29, 2009, 03:25 AM (CT)
by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

BATON ROUGE -- LSU’s Glenn Dorsey, Ali Highsmith and Early Doucet have been named to the watch lists for two national awards, the Maxwell Football Club announced on Tuesday.

Dorsey, a senior defensive tackle, and Highsmith, a senior linebacker, were both named to the Chuck Bednarik Award, which goes to the college football’s defensive player of the year.

A year ago, Dorsey earned First-Team All-America honors after anchoring an LSU defense that ranked among the best in the nation. Dorsey is considered one of the nation’s top defensive linemen going into the 2007 season and he’s even been called the best player in college football by one ESPN analyst.

For his career, Dorsey has collected 110 total tackles, including 14.5 tackles for losses and six sacks.

Highsmith is a three-year starter for the Tigers, during which time he has recorded 159 tackles, 17 tackles for losses and eight sacks. He was a Second-Team All-SEC selection a year ago after registering 63 tackles and three sacks for the third-ranked Tigers.

Doucet, a senior wide receiver from St. Martinville, is one of 65 players who are being considered for the Maxwell Award, which is presented to the nation’s most outstanding college football player.

Doucet is coming off his best year as a Tiger, ranking second on the team with 59 catches for 772 yards and eight touchdowns. For his career, Doucet has caught 103 passes for 1,521 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Semifinalist for the two awards will be announced on November with the three finalists being named on Nov. 26. The winners of the two awards will be announced as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 6 in Orlando, Fla.

Last year, Notre Dame’s Brady Quinn was the recipient of the Maxwell Award, while Penn State’s Paul Posluszny was the winner of the Bednarik Award.

2007 Maxwell Award Watch List

Player SChool
Position
Class
Ainge, Erik University of Tennessee
QB
Sr
Beckum, Travis University of Wisconsin
TE
Jr
Bennett, Earl Vanderbilt University
WR
Jr
Bernard, Yvenson Oregon State University
RB
Sr
Booty, John David University of Southern California
QB
Sr
Bowman, Adarius Oklahoma State University
WR
Sr
Brennan, Colt University of Hawaii
QB
Sr
Brohm, Brian University of Louisville
QB
Sr
Bryant, Dorien Purdue University
WR
Sr
Butler, Deon Penn State University
WR
Jr
Caldwell, Andre University of Florida
WR
Sr
Carlson, John University of Notre Dame
TE
Sr
Carr, Greg Florida State University
WR
Jr
Charles, Jamal University of Texas
RB
Jr
Choice, Tashard Georgia Tech
RB
Sr
Daniel, Chase University of Missouri
QB
Jr
Davis, James Clemson University
RB
Jr
Dillard, Jarrett Rice University
WR
Sr
Doucet, Early LSU
WR
Sr
Douglas, Malik University of Louisville
WR
Sr
Fletcher, Damian Southern Miss
RB
Soph
Goodson, Mike Texas A&M University
RB
Soph
Green-Ellis, BenJarvus University of Mississippi
RB
Sr
Grothe, Matt University of South Florida
QB
Soph
Hall, D.J. University of Alabama
WR
Sr
Harrell, Graham Texas Tech
QB
Jr
Hart, Michael University of Michigan
RB
Sr
Harvin, Percy University of Florida
WR
Soph
Henne, Chad University of Michigan
QB
Sr
Hill, P.J. University of Wisconsin
RB
Soph
Jackson, DeSean University of California
WR
Jr
Johnson, Brian University of Utah
QB
Jr
Johnson, Ian Bosie State
RB
Jr
Jones, Felix University of Arkansas
RB
Jr
Kelly, Malcolm University of Oklahoma
WR
Jr
Kinder, Derek University of Pittsburgh
WR
Sr
Lumpkin, Kregg University of Georgia
RB
Sr
Manningham, Mario University of Michigan
WR
Jr
Markley, Chris UCLA
RB
Sr
McCoy, Colt University of Texas
QB
Soph
McFadden, Darren University of Arkansas
RB
Jr
McGee, Stephen Texas A&M University
QB
Jr
McRae, Kalvin University of Ohio
RB
Sr
Monk, Marcus University of Arkansas
WR
Sr
Nelson, Shawn Southern Miss
TE
Jr
Ore, Brandon Virginia Tech
RB
Jr
Painter, Curtis Purdue University
QB
Sr
Patrick, Allen University of Oklahoma
RB
Sr
Purify, Maurice University of Nebraska
WR
Sr
Rice, Ray Rutgers University
RB
Jr
Ryan, Matt Boston College
QB
Sr
Skinner, Riley Wake Forest
QB
Soph
Slaton, Steve West Virginia University
RB
Jr
Spiller, C.J. Clemson University
RB
Soph
Stewart, Jonathan University of Oregon
RB
Jr
Sutton, Tyrell Northwestern University
RB
Jr
Sweed, Limas University of Texas
WR
Sr
Tebow, Tim University of Florida
QB
Soph
Torian, Ryan Arizona State University
RB
Sr
Urrutia, Mario University of Louisville
WR
Jr
Wells, Chris Ohio State University
RB
Soph
White, Pat West Virginia University
QB
Jr
Wilson, John Parker University of Alabama
QB
Sr
Woodson, Andre University of Kentucky
QB
Sr

2007 Bednarik Award Watch List

Player SChool
Position
Class
Adams, Jamar University of Michigan
DB
Sr
Adibi, Xavier Virginia Tech
LB
Sr
Barrett, Josh Arizona State University
DB
Sr
Blake, Tommy Texas Christian University
DE
Sr
Bowen, Alvin Iowa State University
LB
Sr
Brinkley, Jasper University of South Carolina
LB
Sr
Bryant, Red Texas A&M University
DL
Sr
Campbell, Calais University of Miami
DE
Jr
Campbell, Ian Kansas State University
LB
Jr
Carter, Tony Florida State University
DB
Soph
Casillas, Jonathan University of Wisconsin
LB
Jr
Cason, Antoine University of Arizona
DB
Sr
Clermond, Joe University of Pittsburgh
DE
Sr
Connor, Dan Penn State University
LB
Sr
Crable, Shawn University of Michigan
LB
Sr
Crum, Maurice University of Notre Dame
LB
Sr
Cushing, Brian University of Southen California
LB
Jr
Davis, Bruce UCLA
DE
Sr
Dizon, Jordan University of Colorado
LB
Sr
Dorsey, Glenn LSU
DL
Sr
Dykes, Keilen University of West Virginia
DL
Sr
Ellis, Sedrick University of Southern California
DL
Sr
Flowers, Brandon Virginia Tech
DB
Jr
Fluellen, Andre Florida State University
DL
Sr
Follett, Zach University of California
LB
Jr
Foster, Eric Rutgers University
DL
Sr
Freeman, Marcus Ohio State University
LB
Sr
Gholston, Vernon Ohio State University
DE
Jr
Gilberry, Wallace University of Alabama
DE
Sr
Goff, Jonathan Vanderbilt University
LB
Sr
Greene, Courtney Rutgers University
DB
Jr
Groves, Quentin Auburn University
DL
Sr.
Hall, Vince Virginia Tech
LB
Sr
Harrington, Chris University of Houston
DE
Sr
Harvey, Derrick University of Florida
DE
Jr
Hefney, Jonathan University of Tennessee
DB
Sr
Henderson, Erin University of Maryland
LB
Sr
Highsmith, Ali LSU
LB
Sr
Holmes, Louis University of Arizona
DE
Sr
Horton, Chris UCLA
DB
Sr
Jackson, Lawrence University of Southern California
DE
Sr
Jackson, Malik University of Louisville
LB
Sr
Jones, Jeremy UTEP
LB
Sr
Klinkenborg, Mike University of Iowa
LB
Sr
Laurinatis, James Ohio State University
LB
Jr
Leman, J University of Illinois
LB
Sr
Long, Chris University of Virginia
DE
Sr
Lowery, Dwight San Jose State University
DB
Sr
Maualuga, Rey University of Southern California
LB
Jr
McKeon, Corey University of Nebraska
LB
Sr
McRath, Gerald University of Southern Mississippi
LB
Soph
Okam, Frank University of Texas
DL
Sr
Oliver, Paul University of Georgia
DB
Sr
Ortiz, Chase Texas Christian University
DE
Sr
Owens, Jeff University of Georgia
DL
Jr
Phillips, Kenny University of Miami
DB
Jr
Rivers, Keith University of Southern California
LB
Sr
Rolle, Myron Florida State University
DB
Soph
Rudd, Bo University of Nebraska
LB
Sr
Sumrall, Brandon University of Southern Mississippi
DB
Sr
Tadman, Marty Boise State University
DB
Sr
Wheeler, Phillip Georgia Tech
LB
Sr
Woodyard, Wesley University of Kentucky
LB
Sr
Zbikowski, Tom University of Notre Dame
DB
Sr
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