WATCH LIST: UCLA's Myles Jack, all-purpose stars eye Hornung Award

Watch List Week kicked off Monday, with the Hornung Award joining the Maxwell Award and Bednarik Award on the rollout. We'll be posting at least one of these lengthy roll calls each day this week, getting our minds set for football seasons before conference media days get started later this month.

The Hornung Award is given to the nation's best all-purpose player. The 2014 watch list is headlined by UCLA sophomore linebacker Myles Jack, a fan favorite after his productive move to running back later in the Bruins' 2013 campaign. In terms of "classic" all-purpose players -- players with an impact on special teams -- the early favorites here include Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery and UAB wide receiver Jamarcus Nelson. 

Here's how the list breaks down by conferences: 

  • Big Ten -- 10 
  • ACC -- 10 
  • Pac-12 -- 7
  • Big 12 -- 5
  • SEC -- 4
  • American -- 3
  • Mountain West -- 3
  • Sun Belt -- 2
  • Conference USA -- 2
  • MAC -- 1

Check out the full list below, courtesy of the Louisville Sports Commission:

Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

Nelson Agholor, Southern California

Kenny Bell, Nebraska

V'Angelo Bentley, Illinois

Victor Bolden, Oregon State

Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh

Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State

B.J. Catalon, TCU

Rashon Ceaser, Louisiana Monroe

Stacy Coley, Miami (Fla.)

James Conner, Pittsburgh

Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina

Jamison Crowder, Duke

Stefon Diggs, Maryland

Chris Dunkley, South Florida

DeVon Edwards, Duke

D.J. Foster, Arizona State

Charles Gaines, Louisville

Rannell Hall, Central Florida

Scott Harding, Hawaii

Justin Hardy, East Carolina

Akeem Hunt, Purdue

Myles Jack, UCLA

Christion Jones, Alabama

Jameon Lewis, Mississippi State

Tommylee Lewis, Northern Illinois

Tyler Lockett, Kansas State

T.J. Logan, North Carolina

Venric Mark, Northwestern

Kevonte Martin-Manley, Iowa

J.D. McKissic, Arkansas State

Ty Montgomery, Stanford

Khalfani Muhammad, California

Marcus Murphy, Missouri

Jamarcus Nelson, UAB

Levi Norwood, Baylor

Ryan Switzer, North Carolina

Shaq Thompson, Washington

Antonio Vaughan, Old Dominion

Levonte "Kermit" Whitfield, Florida State

Carlos Wiggins, New Mexico

Kenny Williams, Texas Tech

Shane Williams-Rhodes, Boise State

Myles Willis, Boston College

Dontre Wilson, Ohio State

Aaron Wimberly, Iowa State

Shane Wynn, Indiana

CBS Sports Writer

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