Bronko Nagurski Trophy

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Bronko Nagurski Trophy
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The Bronko Nagurski Trophy
Given forbest defensive player in NCAA college football
CountryUnited States
Presented byCharlotte Touchdown Club and Football Writers Association of America
History
First award1993
Most recentJosh Allen, University of Kentucky
Websitewww.touchdownclub.com

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy has been awarded annually since 1993 to the collegiate American football player adjudged by the membership of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) to be the best defensively in the National Collegiate Athletic Association; the award is presented by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the FWAA. The award is named for Bronko Nagurski, who played football for the University of Minnesota and the Chicago Bears.[1]

Winners[edit]

Year Winner School Position Ref
1993 Rob Waldrop Arizona DT
1994 Warren Sapp Miami (FL) DT
1995 Pat Fitzgerald Northwestern LB
1996 Pat Fitzgerald Northwestern LB
1997 Charles Woodson Michigan CB
1998 Champ Bailey Georgia CB
1999 Corey Moore Virginia Tech LB
2000 Dan Morgan Miami (FL) LB
2001 Roy Williams Oklahoma S
2002 Terrell Suggs Arizona State DE
2003 Derrick Strait Oklahoma CB
2004 Derrick Johnson Texas LB
2005 Elvis Dumervil Louisville DE
2006 James Laurinaitis Ohio State LB
2007 Glenn Dorsey LSU DT
2008 Brian Orakpo Texas LB
2009 Ndamukong Suh Nebraska DT
2010 Da'Quan Bowers Clemson DE [2]
2011 Luke Kuechly Boston College LB [3]
2012 Manti Te'o Notre Dame LB [4]
2013 Aaron Donald Pittsburgh DT [5]
2014 Scooby Wright III Arizona LB [6]
2015 Tyler Matakevich Temple LB [7]
2016 Jonathan Allen Alabama DE [8]
2017 Bradley Chubb NC State DE [9]
2018 Josh Allen Kentucky LB [10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • "Bronko Nagurski Award Winners". Sports Reference. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
Footnotes
  1. ^ "College football: 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list announced". NCAA.com. Football Writers Association of America. July 8, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Cranston, Mike (December 6, 2010). "Clemson DE Bowers wins Bronko Nagurski Trophy". The Oklahoman. Associated Press. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Reed, Steve (December 13, 2011). "Kuechly wins Bronko Nagurski Trophy". USA Today. Associated Press. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "Notre Dame's Te'o wins Nagurski Award for top defensive player". USA Today. Associated Press. December 3, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Werner, Sam (December 9, 2013). "Pitt defensive tackle Donald wins Nagurski Trophy". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  6. ^ "Arizona LB Scooby Wright wins Nagurski Award". USA Today. Associated Press. December 8, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  7. ^ Scarcella, Rich (December 8, 2015). "Temple's Matakevich wins Bronko Nagurski Trophy". Reading Eagle. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  8. ^ Potter, Charlie (December 6, 2016). "Alabama's Jonathan Allen wins Bronko Nagurski Trophy". CBS Sports. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  9. ^ Reed, Steve (December 5, 2017). "NC State DE Bradley Chubb wins Nagurski Award as top defender". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  10. ^ Pilgram, Jack (December 3, 2018). "Josh Allen wins Bronko Nagurski Trophy for Defensive Player of the Year". Kentucky Sports Radio. Retrieved December 3, 2018.

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