Booker T. Washington product and Oklahoma State D-Tackle Calvin Barnett is one of 38 named to the Chuck Bednarik watch list.
Barnett led the Cowboys last season in tackles for a loss with eight. Out of his 30 total tackles a year ago, 24 were unassisted.
The Bednarik is given to college football's defensive player of the year.
Owasso native and Sooner cornbacker Aaron Colvin is also up for the Bednarik.
Colvin is the only starter in the Sooners defensive backfield returning this season. In 2012, he was third on the team in tackles with 47. He also had four interceptions.
Arkansas defensive end Chris Smith is a Bednarik candidate as well.