Shawn Jackson celebrates a sack against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on October 30, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Tulsa defeated Notre Dame 28-27.
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Two University of Tulsa football players have been named to the preseason watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
Linebacker Shawn Jackson and safety Demarco Nelson are among 81 players named to the list for the award that's presented to the national defensive player of the year.
The list includes 28 linemen, 27 linebackers and 26 defensive backs.
Tulsa opens the 2013 season Aug. 29 in Ohio against the Bowling Green with a 6 p.m. kickoff time scheduled.
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