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SMU quarterback Kyle Padron and running back Zach Line are two of the most important cogs in head coach June Jones' high-power Run 'n' Shoot offense. Last year, they led the Mustangs to the Conference USA Western Division title and a second straight bowl game. Now, they're reaping in the honors and recognition.

Padron was named to the Watch List for the Davey O'Brian Award, which is given out annually to college football's best quarterback. Line, who is already on the Watch List for the Maxwell Award, has now also been nominated for the Doak Walker Award, which is awarded annually to college football's best running back.

The Doak Walker Award, of course, is named after legendary SMU running back Doak Walker. Walker, while he was with SMU, was a three-time All-American and a winner of the Heisman Trophy.

In 2010, Padron played his first full year as a starter for SMU. He broke school records for passing yards (3,828), total yards (4,072), touchdowns (31) and passing attempts (508). He threw for over 300 yards in six of SMU's games.

Meanwhile, Line provided the backfield punch that SMU has been lacking since the days of the Pony Express. He rushed for 1,494 yards - the second-most in school history behind only Eric Dickerson - and scored 10 touchdowns. He was the leading rush in Conference USA and was 11th in the nation. He was named to the first-team All-Conference USA team for his 2010 performance.

The Mustangs kickoff the 2011 season against the Texas A&M Aggies down in College Station on September 4.

All statistics and information courtesy of smumustangs.com.

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