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Texas A&M awards tracker: Week 1

9/4/2012

Each week throughout the season, GigEmNation will take a look at the Aggies players that are on award watch lists and how they fare. Here's a glance at each of the players have accomplished heading into Texas A&M's season opener vs. Florida.

CB Dustin Harris, Sr.: Hornung

Harris, who plays corner but also is a return specialist, led the nation last year with a punt return average of 18.6 yards per return. He'll serve on punt return duty again this fall.

RB Christine Michael, Sr: Maxwell, Doak Walker

Michael is coming off a junior year that was cut short by injury. He played in nine games before suffering a knee injury that kept him out the rest of the year, but compiled 899 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 149 carries.

DE Damontre Moore, Jr.: Hendricks

Moore, who played outside linebacker last year but shifts to defensive end as the Aggies move to a 4-3 alignment, had 8.5 tackles for loss and 17.5 tackles for loss, ranking in the top 25 nationally in both categories last year.

WR Uzoma Nwachukwu, Sr.: Biletnikoff

Nwachukwu comes into the season with 126 catches for 1,754 yards and 12 touchdowns in his three-year career. He has a streak of at least one catch in 35 straight games.

LB Sean Porter, Sr.: Bednarik, Butkus

Porter led the Big 12 with 9.5 sacks and also had 79 tackles and 17 tackles for loss as a junior with the Aggies. He has started in 27 consecutive games coming into this season.

WR Ryan Swope, Sr.: Biletnikoff

Last season Swope set school records for receptions (89) and receiving yards (1,207) and was a second-team All-Big 12 pick. He enters the year with 180 career receptions, second in school history behind Jeff Fuller (233) and third in school history in career receiving yards (2,204).