Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller and defensive tackle Michael Bennett were named to Maxwell Award (offensive player of the year) and Bednarik Award (defensive player of the year) preseason watch lists this morning.
Miller, a Wayne High School graduate, passed for 2,094 yards and 24 touchdowns and rushed for 1,068 and 12 TDs last season. Miller is the two-time reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year.
Bennett (Centerville) was a second-team, All Big Ten selection last season.
Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa, also a second-team, all Big Ten pick last season, also is on the Bednarik Watch List.