Junior DT Roosevelt Nix was named to a pair of prestigious national watch lists for the 2012 season.
Nix is one of 84 players on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List, honoring the nation’s top defensive player. He is also one of 70 players on the Outland Trophy Watch List, honoring the nation’s top interior lineman.Both awards are presented by the Football Writers Association of America.
Nix, a native of Reynoldsburg, is the only Mid-American Conference player on the Outland Trophy Watch List and one of three league players on the Naguski Trophy Watch List.
Nix was named to the All-MAC First Team in each of his first two seasons, claiming 2010 MAC Defensive Player of the Year and 2010 MAC Freshman of the Year honors. Last season, his 17 tackles for loss tied for 13th best in the nation.
Nix anchored a unit that ranked 21st in the nation in total defense, 10th in turnovers gained, 16th in pass efficiency defense and 18th in tackles for loss.
The Golden Flashes were recently picked to finish second in the East in 2012 by Blue Ribbon.