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Ravell Call, Deseret News
Quarterback Chuckie Keeton of the Utah State Aggies warms up before the game against the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.

Editor's note: The list has been updated to include two additional players named to watch lists after the article's initial posting.

With college football season inching closer, national pundits and organizations have been releasing award watch lists in abundance.

While it's been several years since a college football player from a Utah school has earned one of the nation's premier individual awards, several local athletes have found their names included among the nation's elite.

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