Da'Rel Scott and Alex Wujciak each received preseason recognition Monday morning. Scott was placed on the watch list for the 2010 Maxwell Award and Wujciak was listed among the preseason candidates for the Bednarik Award.
The Maxwell Award has been presented to the outstanding collegiate football player in America since 1937 and is named in honor of sportswriter Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell. The Chuck Bednarik Award has been presented to the nation's top defensive player since 1995. Mr. Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame 69' and the NFL Hall of Fame 67'.