Landry Jones, Tony Jefferson, Kenny Stills, Joseph Randle, Tyler Wilson, and Knile Davis all made the preseason watch list for the Walter Camp award, presented annually to the nation's most outstanding player.
Oklahoma tied for the nation's lead with three student-athletes on the Walter Camp Award preseason watch list.
The three are a part of 50 total on the watch list as OU joins Kansas State and USC as the only programs with three players on the list.
Already on the Maxwell and Davey O'Brien Awards lists, Jones leads the NCAA with 12,379 career passing yards and 93 career touchdowns. The Artesia, N.M., native enters the season tied with current OU running backs coach Cale Gundy (1990-93) for most career starts by a quarterback at OU with 37 and is just three wins away from tying Steve Davis (1973-75) for the OU career victories record of 32 wins.
Joining Jones on the Maxwell Award list and also a watch list candidate for the Biletnikoff Award, Stills started all 11 games that he saw action in last season, earning All-Big 12 second team honors after finishing the year with 61 receptions for 849 yards and eight touchdowns. The Encinitas, Calif., native crossed the 1,000-yard receiving mark last season against Texas with his 77th career reception, becoming the second-fastest Sooner to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark behind Ryan Broyles (69 receptions).
In addition to his spot on the preseason watch list for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, OSU RB Joseph Randle also appears on preseason watch lists for the Maxwell Award presented to the nation's top player by the Maxwell Football Foundation and the Doak Walker Award presented to the nation's top running back.
The media's pick as the 2012 preseason All-Big 12 first-team running back, Randle ranked second in the conference and fourth nationally in scoring per game (12.0 points per game), total touchdowns (26) and rushing touchdowns (24) en route to earning All-Big 12 first-team honors by the Associated Press in 2011. His 150 points scored ranks as the second-best single-season total in school history, trailing only Barry Sanders' NCAA record-setting 234 points in 1988.
Arkansas running back Knile Davis and quarterback Tyler Wilson both were included on the list as well, marking the third National College Football Awards Association watch list for each.
Davis has been tabbed as a preseason first-team All-SEC running back by the conference's coaches and media and also was named to the Maxwell Award and Doak Walker Award watch lists. He was a first-team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press in 2010, when he led all SEC running backs with 1,322 yards on the ground, the fourth-highest single-season total in school history.
Wilson was the first-team quarterback on the coaches' and media preseason All-SEC teams and has been named to watch lists for the Maxwell and Davey O'Brien awards this preseason. He also was included on the Manning Award Watch List after being a finalist last year. Last season he became the only Razorback in school history to be named first-teamAll-SEC quarterback, an honor he earned after leading Arkansas to a school-record-tying 11 wins in his first season as a starter.
The Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists in mid-November. The 2012 recipient, which is voted on by the 124 NCAA FBS head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on SportsCenter Thursday, Dec. 6. The winner will receive his trophy at the Walter Camp Football Foundation's annual national awards banquet Jan. 12, 2013 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven, Conn.
The complete watch list is below:
2012 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award Preseason Watch List
Keenan Allen, junior, WR, California
David Amerson, DB, North Carolina State #
Ryan Aplin, senior, QB, Arkansas State
Tavon Austin, senior, WR, West Virginia
Montee Ball, senior, RB, Wisconsin *
Matt Barkley, senior, QB, USC
Tajh Boyd, junior, QB, Clemson
Tyler Bray, junior, QB, Tennessee
Arthur Brown, senior, LB, Kansas State
Rex Burkhead, senior, RB, Nebraska
Alex Carder, senior, QB, Western Michigan
Jadeveon Clowney, sophomore, DE, South Carolina
Knile Davis, junior, RB, Arkansas
Seth Doerge, senior, QB, Texas Tech
Tyler Eifert, senior, TE, Notre Dame #
Shariff Floyd, junior, DT, Florida
James Franklin, junior, QB, Missouri
William Gholston, junior, DE, Michigan State
Ray Graham, senior, RB, Pittsburgh
Tony Jefferson, junior, DB, Oklahoma
Brandon Jenkins, senior, DE, Florida State
Barrett Jones, senior, Center, Alabama #
Jarvis Jones, junior, LB, Georgia #
Landry Jones, senior, QB, Oklahoma
Marcus Lattimore, junior, RB, South Carolina
Zach Line, senior, RB, SMU
Tyler Lockett, sophomore, WR/KR, Kansas State #
Nigel Malone, senior, DB, Kansas State *
Tyrann Matthieu, junior, DB, LSU #
AJ McCarron, junior, QB, Alabama
T.J. McDonald, senior, DB, USC
Aaron Murray, junior, QB, Georgia
Alex Okafor, senior, DE, Texas
Branden Oliver, junior, RB, Buffalo
Joseph Randle, junior, RB, Oklahoma State
Silas Redd, junior, RB, Penn State
Denard Robinson, senior, QB, Michigan
Robbie Rouse, senior, RB, Fresno State
Charles Sims, junior, RB, Houston
Geno Smith, senior, QB, West Virginia
Kenny Stills, junior, WR, Oklahoma
Manti Te'o, senior, LB, Notre Dame *
Chase Thomas, senior, LB, Stanford
De'Anthony Thomas, sophomore, WR, Oregon
Logan Thomas, junior, QB, Virginia Tech
Joe Vellano, senior, DL, Maryland *
Sammy Watkins, sophomore, WR/KR, Clemson
John White, senior, RB, Utah
Tyler Wilson, senior, QB, Arkansas
Robert Woods, junior, WR, USC *
# – 2011 Walter Camp First Team All-America selection
* – 2011 Walter Camp Second Team All-America selection