The preseason hype has already started for some Penn State football players.
Three players landed on different award preseason watch lists Monday.
Penn State wide receiver KJ Hamler earned a spot on the Maxwell Award watch list. The award goes to the country’s best overall player.
Hamler enters his sophomore season for Penn State. He finished as a freshman All-American kick returner and had 42 catches for 754 yards and six touchdowns (one rushing).
Defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos and linebacker Micah Parsons both landed on the Bednarik Award preseason watch list Monday as well. This award goes go the best defensive player in the country.
Junior-to-be Gross-Matos earned first team All-Big Ten honors and finished with eight sacks in 2018. Parsons led the team in tackles with 83 as a true freshman in 2018.