Four More Broncos Named to Watch Lists
July 10, 2015

BOISE, Idaho -- The Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Outland Trophy each released their 2015 watch lists Friday, and each included a pair of Broncos. Marcus Henry and Rees Odhiambo were named to the Outland Trophy Watch List, and Kamalei Correa and Darian Thompson were named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List.

The Outland Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's top interior lineman, on either offense or defense, while the Bronko Nagurski Trophy is given each year to the nation's top defensive player.

Henry and Odhiambo are two of the three members from the Mountain West on the 82-member Outland Trophy Watch List. Henry is one of 17 centers on the list, and the only one from the MW, while Odhiambo is one of 24 offensive tackles, and one of only two from the MW.

Correa and Thompson are two of four representatives from the MW on the 88-member Bronko Nagurski Watch List. Correa is one of 20 defensive ends on the list, and one of only two from the MW, while Thompson is one of 29 defensive backs, and the only one from the MW.

The winner of both the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Outland Trophy will be announced on the Home Depot College Football Awards Show, airing live on ESPN, Dec. 10.

A first-team All-MW selection and a second-team All-American (CBSSports.com) in 2014, Thompson started each of his 13 games played last season. He hauled in seven interceptions, tied for the third-most nationally and tied for the most in the MW, giving him 14 for his career -- tied for the sixth most in school history.

Correa was also a first-team All-MW selection in 2014 after leading the league in sacks (12.0) and ranking 13th nationally in sacks per game (0.86). He started each of the team's 14 games, racking up 19.0 tackles-for-loss. The total ranked third in the MW, and his 1.4 TFLs per game were tied for 18th nationally.

Henry, a first-team All-MW selection in 2014, started all 14 games at center, while Odhiambo a second-team All-MW selection, started nine of his 10 games played at left tackle. The duo was instrumental in leading Boise State to victories in both the 2014 Sports Authority Mountain West Football Championship and the 2014 VIZIO Fiesta Bowl. They anchored a line that paved the way for an offense that led the MW in scoring (39.7 ppg) and total offense (494.3 ypg), while ranking ninth and 14th nationally in those categories, respectively.

Correa and Thompson were each also named to the Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List earlier this week, given annually to the nation's Defensive Player of the Year, while Henry has also been named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List, given annually to the nation's top center.

In all, five Broncos have garnered eight preseason mentions on national watch lists.

A complete list of Broncos named to 2015 watch lists thus far can be found below:

Paul Hornung Award (Most Versatile) -- Shane Williams-Rhodes
Chuck Bednarik Award (Defensive POY) -- Kamalei Correa and Darian Thompson
Rimington Trophy (Best Center) -- Marcus Henry
Outland Trophy (Best Interior Lineman) -- Marcus Henry and Rees Odhiambo
Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Best Defensive Player) -- Kamalei Correa and Darian Thompson


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