Iowa senior linebacker James Morris has been named to the Bednarik Award pre-season watch list. The Bednarik Award is given annually to the nation's top linebacker.
As a junior, Morris finished 3rd in the Big Ten with 9.4 tackles per game. He's currently 16th on Iowa's all-time list, and was named honorable mention All-Big Ten the past 2 seasons.
The semifinalists for the award will be named October 29.