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Colorado's Laviska Shenault was named to the Walter Camp Award watch list.
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Colorado’s Laviska Shenault was named to the Walter Camp Award watch list.

Eyes around the college football world will be watching Laviska Shenault closely this season.

On Friday, Colorado’s star receiver was named to yet another preseason watch list, this time for the Walter Camp Award.

Established in 1967, the award honors the college football player of the year. CU’s lone winner was Rashaan Salaam, in 1994. Chris Brown was a semifinalist in 2002.

Shenault has also been named to watch lists for the Maxwell Award, Biletinkoff Award and the Paul Hornung Award this summer. This week, he was the only unanimous selection for the preseason All-Pac-12 team voted on by the media, and he has also been on several preseason All-American lists.

Last year, Shenault played in only nine games because of injury, but he caught 86 passes for 1,011 yards and six touchdowns, while also rushing 17 times for 115 yards and five touchdowns. His 9.6 catches per game led the country and he was fourth with 112.3 receiving yards per game.

Colorado players named to watch lists this summer:

Maxwell Award (player of the year): QB Steven Montez and WR Laviska Shenault

Bednarik Award (defensive player of the year): LB Nate Landman and DL Mustafa Johnson

Davey O’Brien Award (top quarterback): Montez

Biletnikoff Award (top receiver): Shenault

Rimington Trophy (top center): C Tim Lynott Jr.

Butkus Award (top linebacker): Landman and LB Davion Taylor

Nagurski Trophy (defensive player of the year): Landman and Johnson

Ray Guy Award (top punter): P Alex Kinney

Paul Hornung Award (most versatile): Shenault

Walter Camp Award (player of the year): Shenault

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