Senior Virginia defensive back Anthony Harris has been named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Preseason Watch List.
The Bronko Nagurski award is presented annually to the nation’s top defensive player by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America on Thursday 81 players were named to the watch list.
Harris is one of 24 defensive backs to make the list and the only Cavalier. He led the nation in interceptions in 2013 with eight and was selected to the All-ACC team. He was also added to the Bednarik Award Watch List on Monday.
Now a team captain, Harris will be tested early as Virginia opens up their season against UCLA and quarterback Brett Hundley on August 30.