Auburn Defensive End Dee Ford has been placed on the Bednarik Award Watch List. The Maxwell Football Club made the announcement on Monday
The Bednarik is given each season to the College Defensive Player of the Year. The award is named for former Penn and NFL star Chuck Bednarik who is a member of both the College Football Hall and the NFL Hall of Fame.
The returning defensive lineman is expected to lead a rejuvenated defensive line this year for the Tigers. He is already on one pre-season All-SEC list and has 10 career sacks and 64 career tackles.
The semifinalists list will be announced October 29th and the three finalists on November 18th. On December 5th, the winner will be announced on the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show and invited to attend the formal presentations at the Maxwell Football Club Awards in Atlantic City, New Jersey in March.
Ford said he was surprised to hear he was on the list. “This just makes me want to solidify my qualifications and work even harder to show that Auburn should be represented on this list.”
Well Dee, Auburn should be on the list and your the right man to be representing the Orange and Blue. Congrats and War Eagle!
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