He's one of 52 players on the watch list. The winner will be announced at the College Football Awards on Dec. 6 on ESPN.
Lacy, who sat out this spring with turf toe, rushed for 674 yards and seven touchdowns behind starter Trent Richardson last year.
If Alabama history repeats itself, Lacy, a junior, should be in for a breakout year as Mark Ingram and Richardson both had stellar junior seasons.
Lacy has also been put up for the Maxwell Award.
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