Wisconsin senior defensive end Matt Shaughnessy has been named to the 2008 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is awarded annually to the best defensive player in college football.
Shaughnessy was a consensus second-team All-Big Ten selection and UW's defensive MVP last season after finishing fourth in the league with 18.0 tackles for loss.
Shaughnessy, who has started 26 consecutive games at defensive end for the Badgers, suffered a broken bone in his right leg during spring practice but is expected to be back for the start of fall camp. He joines linebacker Jonathan Casillas (Lott Trophy) and offensive lineman Kraig Urbik (Outland Trophy) as Badgers that appear on preseason watch lists.