Ted Miller Some awards updates... Stanford QB Andrew Luck, Oregon*RB LaMichael James, USC QB Matt Barkley, USC WR Robert Woods and Washington RB Chris Polk are*among 16 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award, presented to the collegiate player of the year. Here's the list Player Class Pos College Matt Barkley Jr QB University of Southern California Justin Blackmon Jr WR Oklahoma State University Tajh Boyd So QB Clemson University Ryan Broyles Sr WR University of Oklahoma Robert Griffin, III Jr QB Baylor University LaMichael James Jr RB University of Oregon Landry Jones Jr QB University of Oklahoma Case Keenum Sr QB University of Houston Andrew Luck Sr QB Stanford University Kellen Moore Sr QB Boise State University Chris Polk Jr RB University of Washington Trent Richardson Jr RB University of Alabama Brandon Weeden Sr QB Oklahoma State University Russell Wilson Sr QB University of Wisconsin David Wilson Jr RB Virginia Tech University Robert Woods So WR University of Southern California Arizona State LB Vontaze Burfict and Stanford LB Chase Thomas are among the 16 semifinalists for the 2011 Chuck Bednarik Award, which is awarded to the defensive player of the year. Here's the list. Player Class Pos College Mark Barron Sr DB University of Alabama Arthur Brown Jr LB Kansas State University Vontaze Burfict Jr LB Arizona State University Morris Claiborne Jr DB Lousiana State University Lavonte David Sr LB University of Nebraska Dont'a Hightower Jr LB University of Alabama Melvin Ingram Sr DL University of South Carolina Luke Kuechly Jr LB Boston College Tyrann Mathieu So DB Lousiana State University Whitney Mercilus Jr DL Unviersity of Illinois Sean Spence Sr LB University of Miami Devon Still Sr DL Penn State University Manti Te'o Jr LB University of Notre Dame Chase Thomas Sr LB Stanford University Courtney Upshaw Sr LB University of Alabama Jerel Worthy Jr DL Michigan State University USC safety T.J. McDonald was the only Pac-12 player named a Thorpe Award semifinalists this week. The award is given annually to the nation's best defensive back. Here's the list. Thorpe Award Semifinalists Antonio Allen, South Carolina David Amerson, North Carolina State Jonathan Banks, Mississippi State Mark Barron, Alabama Brandon Boykin, Georgia Brodrick Brown, Oklahoma State Morris Claiborne, LSU Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama Nigel Malone, Kansas State Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State T.J. McDonald, USC Chase Minnifield, Virginia Seven of the 54 punters on the 2011 Ray Guy Award watch list hail from the Pac-12:*California's Bryan Anger, Arizona's Kyle Dugandzic, Oregon State's Johnny Hekker, Arizona State's Josh Hubner, UCLA's Jeff Locke, USC's Kyle Negret and Oregon's Jackson Rice. So the conference has that going for it. The list will be narrowed to ten semi-finalists to be announced on November 11. Here's the watch list. 2011 Ray Guy Award Candidates Bryan Anger - California Ben Armer - Western Michigan Will Atterberry - North Texas Trey Barrow - Missouri Tyler Bennett - Utah State Peter Boehme - Southern Mississippi Dylan Breeding - Arkansas Ben Buchanan - Ohio State Drew Butler - Georgia Ian Campbell - UTEP Tyler Campbell - Ole Miss Steven Clark - Auburn Bobby Cowan - Idaho Ryan Doerr - Kansas State Ron Doherty - Kansas Kyle Dugandzic - Arizona Anthony Fera - Penn State Will Goggans - Troy Mickey Groody - Florida Atlantic Eric Guthrie - Iowa Johnny Hekker - Oregon State Tom Hornsey - Memphis Jimmy Howell - Virginia Josh Hubner - Arizona State Jay Karutz - Eastern Michigan Anson Kelton - TCU Alex King - Duke Pete Kontodiakos - Colorado State Scott Kovanda - Ball State Chase Lansford - UNLV Richie Leone - Houston Jeff Locke - UCLA Brett Maher - Nebraska Kyle Martens - Rice Austin McCoy - Wyoming Brandon McManus - Temple Kyle Negrete - USC Brad Nortman - Wisconsin Pat O’Donnell - Cincinnati Shawn Powell - Florida State Ryan Quigley - Boston College Jackson Rice - Oregon Matt Rinehart - Kent State Brian Schmiedebusch - Bowling Green Quinn Sharp - Oklahoma State Brian Stahovich - San Diego State Riley Stephenson - BYU Ryan Tydlacka - Kentucky Kirby Van Der Kamp - Iowa State Cole Wagner - Connecticut Cody Webster - Purdue Kase Whitehead - Marshall Brad Wing - LSU Dawson Zimmerman - Clemson Originally posted by ESPN.com - Pac-10 Blog Click here to view the article.