Staff report

Another day, another college football awards watch list.

Jadeveon Clowney is the lone returning finalist on the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Awards watch list announced Thursday. Clowney, South Carolina’s All-America defensive end, is among 81 players with a shot at winning the honor given to the nation’s top defensive player.

South Carolina defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles and guard A.J. Cann and Clemson tackle Brandon Thomas are among 75 players on the Outland Trophy watch list. The Outland Trophy goes to the nation’s top interior lineman.

The SEC leads conferences with 16 players apiece on the Nagurski and Outland lists.