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The 2015 Piesman Trophy Watch List, or the country's most exciting giant athletes

You can't have a (very real) award without a watch list, so our (very real) award for the nation's most impressive lineman feat has one.

We asked for your candidates for the first Piesman Trophy watch list, and you came through. Our quest to honor 2015's greatest non-lineman play by a lineman is officially off and running.

And while we won't have eligible plays to consider for a few more weeks when games actually get going, these linemen from all over college football should have your attention as the race to the Piesman begins.

Alex Lewis: OL, Nebraska.

Andrew Billings: DT, Baylor. Watch him running 25 yards to catch a freaking running back.

Anthony Zettel: DT, Penn State. Picked off three passes last year, including one he took for a touchdown. He's since tackled a tree and gone on a spin-kicking rampage.

Averee Robinson: DL, Temple. Got off to a hot start last year with a fumble recovery for a score against Vanderbilt.

Billy Price: OL, Ohio State. Dude has a freaking cannon.

Brandon Greene, TE*, Alabama. You might remember his overtime trick play against LSU.

Chase Farris, OL, Ohio State.

Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson. Yeah, blocking a PAT and running it the entire length of the field will get you on this list.

David Dean: DT, Virginia.

Deonte' Davis: DL, Presbyterian College. Won a game for the Blue Hose with an interception returned for a touchdown.

Donavon Clark: OL, Michigan State. Caught a pass and took off running in the spring game.

Eddie Vanderdoes: DT, UCLA.

Elijah Grady: OL, North Dakota. Watch his high school tape and feel terrible for everyone he faced.

Eric Mac Lain: OL, Clemson.

Eric Olson: OL, Northwestern. Henry Bushnell of InsideNU asked Northwestern lineman Geoff Mogus for two candidates and he picked Olson and Ian Park. (His only stated reason was a hunch, but that works.)

Evan Boehm: C, Missouri.

Evan Mulrooney: OL, Maryland.

Hunter Long: OL, Georgia. Nominated by former Georgia lineman Watts Dantzler.

I think you clearly have to put @hlong73 as an early candidate for this prestigious award.

— Watts Dantzler (@wattsdantzler) July 28, 2015

Ian Park: OL, Northwestern.

Jack Allen: C, Michigan State. Scored a touchdown in the spring game.

Jack Jones: OL, Tennessee.

Jacob Hyde: DT, Kentucky. The Wildcats are going to give him time at fullback, and we heartily endorse this move.

Jason Spriggs: OL, Indiana. Definitely an early favorite should we expand this award to basketball.

Jeremy Liggins: TE/OL*, Ole Miss.

LaQuan McGowan: TE*, Baylor. See, we listened, all 186 of you that nominated him!

Mason Halter: OL, Florida. Transferred from Fordham, where he was used as a pass-catcher.

Matt Elam: DT, Kentucky.

Max Chapman: DL, Northwestern.

Montravius Adams: DT, Auburn.

Nate Terhune: DL, Kent State. This fake punt that turns into a 61-yard touchdown run is pure joy.

Ronnie Stanley: OL, Notre Dame.

Sebastian Tretola: OL, Arkansas. If there's one fan base that's pushed hardest for a retroactive Piesman, it's Arkansas fans, based on this touchdown pass from Tretola.

Shilique Calhoun: DE, Michigan State.

Thomas Marchman: OL, Mercer. We imagine he's been working on even more elaborate and acrobatic touchdown celebrations.

Todd Collins: OL, Gallaudet.

@piesmantrophy watch out for @d3ECFC all-conference lineman Todd Collins from @GallaudetBison #PIESMAN #d3fb #deaf #Gallaudet #GUBison #D3ECFC #PIESMANTrophy

A photo posted by Gallaudet Bison (@gallaudetbison) on 

Tyler Johnstone: OL, Oregon.

Willie Henry: DT, Michigan.

Wyatt Teller: OL, Virginia Tech. We don't give bonus points for hair, but if we did? Hoooo boy.

@celebrityhottub @PiesmanTrophy Wyatt Teller for

— THE KEY PLAY (@thekeyplay) July 28, 2015

Zachary Crabtree: OL, Oklahoma State.

*These players are listed as tight ends, but we've made the decision to grandfather them in as eligible because, at some point, they've been listed as linemen. If you feel strongly that this was an error, remember: watch lists don't really mean anything.


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