Badgers' backfield garners spots on watch lists

Three members of the Wisconsin backfield were added to a pair of national watch lists on Friday.

Montee Ball and James White were two of 51 players named to the watch list for the Doak Walker Award, which is given to the nation's top running back. Wisconsin was also one of three teams to have multiple players on the list.

Ron Dayne is the only Badger to win the award, doing so in 1999. Last season, John Clay was a finalist.

Badger quarterback Russell Wilson was one of 38 players named to the Davey O'Brien Award Watch List. The award goes to the nation's top quarterback. No Badger has won the award, but John Stocco was a semi-finalist in 2006.