1 of 18
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Utah's Trevor Reilly, right, knocks down a pass by Jeff Tuel Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 as Utah and Washington State play at Rice Eccles Stadium. Reilly has been named a candidate for the Butkus Award, given to the nation's best linebacker.

The state of Utah is full of football talent, and national media have taken notice. As college football season approaches, the annual publication of college football award watch lists has begun.

The Deseret News is tracking which athletes in Utah have been named as candidates for the several college football awards, but several watch lists have yet to be released. As award watch lists continue to surface, we will continue to update this listing.

Here are the 18 players from Utah FBS programs that have been named to a college football award watch list.

Landon Hemsley is the sports web producer for deseretnews.com. Email: lhemsley@deseretnews.com. @EarlOfHemsley