As college football season nears, several players from universities in Utah have been spotlighted as players to watch in national award races. Here's all of them from BYU, Utah and Utah State.

Riley Nelson, BYU

Position: Quarterback

Award lists: Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award (top quarterback), Maxwell Award (most outstanding player)

Cody Hoffman, BYU

Position: Wide receiver

Award lists: Biletnikoff Award (top wide receiver)

Michael Alisa, BYU

Position: Running bacl

Award lists: Doak Walker Award (top running back).

Braden Hansen, BYU

Position: Offensive line

Award lists: Rotary Lombardi Award (top lineman or linebacker); Outland Trophy (top interior lineman)

Uona Kaveinga, BYU

Position: Linebacker

Award lists: Butkus Award (top linebacker)

Kyle Van Noy, BYU

Position: Linebacker

Award lists: Rotary Lombardi Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy (top defensive player)

John White IV, Utah

Position: Running back

Award lists: Maxwell Award (most outstanding player), Doak Walker Award (top running back).

Star Lotulelei, Utah

Position: Defensive line

Award lists: Bednarik Award (top defensive player)

DeVonte Christopher, Utah

Position: Wide receiver

Award lists: Biletnikoff Award (top wide receiver)

Tevita Stevens, Utah

Position: Offensive line (center)

Award lists: Rimington Trophy (top center)

Sean Sellwood, Utah

Position: Punter

Award lists: Ray Guy Award (top punter)

Tyler Larsen, Utah State

Position: Offensive line (center)

Award lists: Rotary Lombardi Award (top lineman or linebacker), Rimington Trophy (top center), Outland Trophy (top interior lineman)

Chuckie Keeton, Utah State

Position: Quarterback

Award lists: College Football Performance Award

Tyler Bennett, Utah State

Position: Punter

Award lists: College Football Performance Awards

Kerwynn Williams, Utah State

Position: Punt returner

Award lists: College Football Performance Awards, Doak Walker Award (top running back).