The John Mackey Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 23 awards boast over 745 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit
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The members of the NCFAA are unveiling their preseason watch lists over a 12-day period this
month. Seventeen of the association's 23 awards select a preseason watch list and the NCFAA has spearheaded a coordinated effort to promote each award's preseason candidates. Following is the entire 2016 preseason watch list calendar:
Monday July 10: Bednarik Award / Maxwell Award
Tuesday July 11 Mackey Award / Rimington Trophy
Wednesday July 12 Lou Groza Award / Ray Guy Award
Thursday July 13 Bronko Nagurski Trophy / Outland Trophy
Friday July 14 Jim Thorpe Award
Monday July 17 Butkus Award / Paul Hornung Award
Tuesday July 18 Biletnikoff Award / Wuerffel Trophy
Wednesday July 19 Davey O'Brien Award
Thursday July 20 Doak Walker Award
Friday July 21 Walter Camp Award
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