Kansas' Kenny Logan Jr. named national defensive player of the year candidate
Kansas safety Kenny Logan Jr. was named to yet another watch list on Monday as he was listed as one of 90 preseason candidates for the Chuck Bednarik Award.
Logan, a senior, has already been named as a candidate for the Jim Thorpe Award, which recognizes the nation's top defensive back, and the Hornung Award, which is given to the most versatile player.
He finished last season with 113 tackles, the most by any safety in a Power 5 conference and the most by any Big 12 player. He also forced two fumbles, made one interception and broke up six passes while playing in all 12 games for the Jayhawks.
Other players whom Kansas will face this season who are also considered candidates for the award are Kansas State defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Duke linebacker Shaka Heyward, TCU cornerback Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, Baylor defensive tackle Siaki Ika, Iowa State defensive end Will McDonald, Oklahoma State defensive end Collin Oliver, Texas linebacker DeMarvion Overshown, Houston safety Gervarrius Owens, Oklahoma defensive tackle Jalen Redmond, West Virginia defensive tackle Dante Stills and Texas Tech linebacker Tyree Wilson.
Kansas will open its preseason training camp Tuesday, one month before the season opener against Tennessee Tech.