Wisconsin Junior defensive tackle Nick Hayden and sophomore defensive end Matt Shaughnessy have been added to the preseason “watch list” for the Lombardi Award. Hayden and Shaughnessy join Badger senior offensive tackle Joe Thomas on the list. Hayden was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection in 2005. He led the Badgers in QB sacks (5.5) and fumble recoveries (3) and was the UW's leading tackler (56) among defensive linemen. He started all 13 games last season. Shaughnessy was a first-team freshman All-American, honorable mention All-Big Ten choice and UW's Rookie of the Year in 2005. He totaled 39 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 QB sacks last season. Shaughnessy also is on the preseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, which goes to the nation's top defensive end. The Badgers are preparing for their season opener against Bowling Green in Cleveland on Sept. 2.
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