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Akers, Wilson named to preseason watch lists

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Florida State running back Cam Akers has been named to the Maxwell Award preseason watch list and defensive tackle Marvin Wilson is included on the Bednarik Award preseason watch list.

The Maxwell Award has been presented annually since 1937 to the College Player of the Year. The Bednarik Award has been presented since 1995 to the Defensive Player of the Year.

Akers ran for 706 yards as a sophomore, fighting through injury and struggling to find room to run behind the Seminoles’ beleaguered offensive line. He should be a critical part of FSU’s ground game in 2019 under new offensive coordinator Kendal Briles.

Wilson recorded 42 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2018. He will represent the Seminoles, along with receiver Tamorrion Terry, at the ACC Kickoff event on Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C.

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