Leonard Williams A Semifinalist For Bednarik Award

USC defensive tackle Leonard Williams was named a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, which goes to college football’s top defensive player. Full list after the jump:

2013 Chuck Bednarik Award Semifinalists:

Player

Last Name

Class

Position

College

Anthony Barr

Sr

LB

UCLA
Vic Beasley

Jr

DE

Clemson
Chris Borland

Sr

LB

Wisconsin
Aaron Donald

Sr

DT

Pittsburgh
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

Jr

CB

Oregon
Kyle Fuller

Sr

CB

Virginia Tech
Jackson Jeffcoat

Sr

DE

Texas
Lamarcus Joyner

Sr

CB

Florida State
Khalil Mack

Sr

LB

Buffalo
C.J. Mosley

Sr

LB

Alabama
Trent Murphy

Sr

LB

Stanford
Michael Sam

Sr

DE

Missouri
Ryan Shazier

Jr

LB

Ohio State
Kyle Van Noy

Sr

LB

BYU
Nikita Whitlock

Sr

DT

Wake Forest
Leonard Williams

Soph

DE

USC

 

 

 

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  • ProbationU

    Williams is an outstanding player. However, Barr is the best player on that list.

    • Booyakasha

      Actually Trent Murphy is

      • ProbationU

        i guess we will see when the award is announced.

        • Booyakasha

          Well then one of the SEC guys is going to win it. They founded the concept defense, you know.

  • Stu Azole

    BOOM!

  • Trojan Hoarse

    Williams is the only Sophomore on this list….and an interesting omission (for obvious reasons) is Jadeveon Clowney…..

    • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

      LOL Clowney. Got all his recognition from one hit where he was unblocked

      • Trojan Hoarse

        Ha!….. exactly….It’ll be interesting to see how his draft stock is affected by what appears to be a prima donna attitude……

        • Stu Azole

          It won’t. He’s just protecting his own interests at this point. That said, if the Old Ball Coach had a sack, JC would be riding the pine from here on out.

          • Trojan Hoarse

            For once we can agree on something….

          • Stu Azole

            now, now… we also agree that SC SUCs this year.

          • Trojan Hoarse

            yes, but we can heal a lot of wounds on November 30th…and we can also open up some wounds for the powder blue clad fans across town…

          • TrojanFamily

            And if the Nutless Wonder had a sack, he wouldn’t create multiple logins.

  • B.Miller

    Besides the Kid from Mizzu Michael Sam.. I dont see anyone taking it from Leonard Williams