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3 more on defense, 2 OL from Wisconsin make watch lists

In this Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy (48) tackles Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard during a game in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

MADISON (AP) -- Three seniors on defense and two junior offensive linemen at Wisconsin have made the latest round of college football preseason watch lists.

Linebacker Jack Cichy, lineman Conor Sheehy and cornerback D'Cota Dixon were among 103 players who made the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, presented to the national defensive player of the year.


On offense, center Michael Deiter and tackle Beau Benzschawel were among the 81 players on the Outland Trophy watch list. The honor goes to the best interior lineman in the country on offense or defense.


The watch lists were released Thursday. Wisconsin opens training camp on July 29.

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