Alabama defensive lineman Raekwon Davis has been named to the 2018 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List announced today by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).

Davis is among 97 candidates from around the country named to the preseason list for the Nagurski, recognizing the nation’s top defensive player. Jonathan Allen is the Crimson Tide’s lone recipient, collecting the honors in 2016.

Davis established himself as one of the top defensive line prospects in the Southeastern Conference as a sophomore. The Meridian, Miss., native finished the 2017 season with a team-leading 8.5 sacks, along with 45 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, a fumble return and his first career interception. Davis was also named to the Chuck Bednarik Award watch list on July 16.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy has been presented annually since 1993 by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America to recognize the top defensive player in college football. The award is named in honor of college and NFL Hall of Famer Bronko Nagurski. The 2018 winner will be announced at the Charlotte Touchdown Club’s annual awards banquet in December of this year.