Penn State's Connor McGovern, Jonathan Holland named to award watch lists

NCAA Football 2017: Penn State vs Ohio State OCT 28
Jonathan Holland (left) is on the pre-season award watch list for the best tight end in college football.

A pair of Penn State players, junior center Connor McGovern and junior tight end Jonathan Holland, have been named to pre-season watch lists.

McGovern, who started every game last year for the Nittany Lions, is on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy given to the nation’s best center.

Holland was included on the watch list for the John Mackey Award given to college football’s most outstanding tight end. He was a standout on special teams last season while serving as a backup to Mike Gesicki, a Mackey Award finalist.