a sure sign that college football season is just around the corner is the release of several preseason watch lists for national awards and today four players in the state got some early props. Virginia Tech defensive back Kendall Fuller is on the preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award which goes to the nation's top defender. Fuller was the acc rookie of the year last season with 58 tackles and 6 interceptions. He's joined by fellow Hokie Luther Maddy who had 55 tackles, including 6 and a half sacks last season. Two Virginia Cavaliers are also on the Bednarik list. Defensive end Eli Harold tallied 8 and a half sacks and a total of 15 tackles for loss last year for uva. Anthony Harris finds himself on the list as well following a season in which he led the country with 8 interceptions. a total of 76 players are on the preseason list for the Bednarik.