Mizzou’s Markus Golden, Marcus Murphy make preseason award watch lists

07/08/2014 11:00 AM

07/08/2014 11:00 AM

Missouri senior defensive end Markus Golden and senior tailback Marcus Murphy have been selected to preseason college football awards watch lists.

Golden is on the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award, presented to college football’s defensive player of the year since 1995. Golden made 6 1/2 sacks in 2013 and returned an interception for a touchdown.

Murphy is on the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, given to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission. Murphy had a team-high 1,425 all-purpose yards in 2013, scoring 10 touchdowns, nine rushing and one receiving.

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