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Defensive back Greg Eisworth, who was last season's Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, answers questions at Iowa State's media day Aug. 1. Eisworth led the team in tackles last season with 87.

Iowa State defensive back Greg Eisworth is one of 90 players in the NCAA to be on the Chuck Bednarik Award watch list.

The award has been given out to the College Defensive Player of the Year each year since 1995.

The list, which was released on Monday, featured 26 defensive linemen, 32 linebackers and 32 defensive backs from around the country.

Eisworth is a two-time (2018 and 2019) Coaches All-Big 12 First Team member.

Last season, Eisworth had 65 tackles (3.5 for loss), one interception and 11 pass deflections which finished sixth amongst Big 12 players.

He was also tied-for-sixth in the Big 12 in pass deflections with 10.

In his two year tenure with Iowa State, Eisworth had totaled 152 tackles, 17 pass deflections and two interceptions.

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