LSU safety Jamal Adams, linebacker Kendell Beckwith and defensive back Tre'Davious White have been named to the 2016 Bednarik Watch List.
The Bednarik Award is presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year.
Adams had four interceptions and 60 tackles last year for the Tigers.
Beckwith finished the 2015 season with 84 tackles, 10 for a loss, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Beckwith along with Texas A&M defensive end Miles Garrett are the only two returning semi-finalists.
White had 44 tackles and seven passes defensed.
LSU opens the season on the road against the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.
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