Alabama football saw two more players named to watch lists on Tuesday morning.
Crimson Tide center Bradley Bozeman was named to the Rimington Award watch list while tight end Hale Hentges was named to the Mackey Award watch list.
Bozeman is among 70 centers from around the country named to the preseason list. The award has been presented annually since 2000 to the most outstanding center in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision. Alabama’s Barrett Jones (2012) and Ryan Kelly (2015) are among the previous winners.
A versatile lineman who has shown the ability to play at numerous spots along the offensive line, Bozeman moved to center at the start of the 2016 season after spending parts of his first two seasons at the tackle and guard positions. He started all 15 games during his junior campaign and helped the Tide rank 16th nationally and first in the SEC in scoring offense (38.8 ppg), as well as 12th nationally and second in the league in rushing offense (245.0 ypg). The Roanoke, Ala., native blocked for 11 100-yard rushing games a season ago — four from Damien Harris and Jalen Hurts along with two from Bo Scarbrough and one by Josh Jacobs.
Hentges is among 55 tight ends from around the country named to the preseason list. This is his first appearance on the Mackey Award Watch List.
A proficient blocker that provides veteran experience at tight end, Hentges has appeared in 29 games during his career, starting five of those contests. Used primarily as a blocker, the Jefferson City, Mo., native hauled in three catches for 10 yards while seeing action in all 15 contests during his sophomore campaign.