Samford safety Jaquiski Tartt has been named to the preseason watch list for the top defensive back in FCS football.
The College Football Performance Awards announced the field on Monday.
Tartt was one of three Southern Conference players on the watch list, and the only player from the state of Alabama.
Tartt had a Samford team high 94 tackles last season, and led the Southern Conference with 14 passes defended. He also tied for the league lead in interceptions with four.
Samford football opens the season against Georgia State in Atlanta on August 30th.