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Brock Martin and Collin Oliver Named to Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List

July 26, 2022
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STILLWATER – Oklahoma State enters the 2022 season with one of the best defensive lines in college football, and the Football Writers Association of America agrees as both Brock Martin and Collin Oliver were named to the 2022 Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list.

The Nagurski Trophy is presented to the top defensive player in college football each season.

Martin and Oliver are two of 85 FBS players named to the watch list, as well as joined by 15 other defensive ends from around college football and eight other players from the Big 12.

Martin enters this season as a sixth-year super senior based on COVID-19 eligibility. This past season he was one of the most productive players on the Pokes’ defense as he earned first team All-Big 12 honors from the Big 12 coaches and second team honors from the Associated Press.

He played in 13 of the Cowboys’ 14 games last season, recorded 41 total tackles, the most on the defensive line, and 21 solo stops. He also recorded a team second-best 9.0 sacks, which included three two-sack games on the season, third with 14.0 tackles for loss and was fourth on the team with seven quarterback hurries.

As for Oliver, he was one of the best freshmen in college football, while simultaneously turning in one of the best freshmen seasons in Oklahoma State history. He was tabbed the unanimous Big 12 Freshman of the Year, while also earning multiple freshman All-American honors.

He finished the 2021 season with 29 total tackles, 20 of which were solo stops, which included leading the team with 15.5 tackles for loss and with 11.5 sacks, which included a two-sack game against Oklahoma. Oliver’s 11.5 sacks were seventh best among all FBS players this past season.

The FWAA All-America Committee will name five finalists on November 16, with the winner being announced on Dec. 5 at the Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet in Charlotte, N.C.

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