Eric Weddle is a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award.
Oct. 25, 2006
ROSLYN, Pa. -- Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski recently announced the 2006 Semifinalists for the 70th Maxwell Award for the Collegiate Player of the Year and the 12th Chuck Bednarik Award for the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year. The respective lists include a field of fifteen candidates for each award, selected by the Maxwell Football Club Advisory Committee.
University of Utah senior cornerback Eric Weddle is among those listed as a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award. He is the only player on the Bednarik list from a non-BCS conference school.
The announcement of the winners of the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be made during the Home Depot College Football Awards Show that will be broadcast on ESPN on Thursday December 7, 2006. Three finalists for each award will be in attendance for the ESPN broadcast. The formal presentation of these awards will be made at the Maxwell Football Club's Awards Dinner, to be held on Friday March 2, 2007 at the Harrah's Entertainment Complex in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Voting for the collegiate awards presented by the Maxwell Football Club will begin on Nov. 3 and close on Dec. 1.
The following is a look at the list of semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award:
Adams, Gaines Clemson Univ. DE SR Blades, H.B. Univ. of Pittsburgh LB SR Bruce, Mkristo Washington State Univ. DE SR Connor, Dan Penn State Univ. LB JR Davis, Buster Florida State Univ. LB SR Hughes, Daymeion Univ. of California DB SR Laurinatis, James Ohio State University LB SOPH Moses, Quentin Univ. of Georgia DE SR Olajubutu, Sam Univ. of Arkansas LB SR Pitcock, Quinn Ohio State University DL SR Posluszny, Paul Penn State University LB SR Siler, Brandon Univ. of Florida LB JR Weddle, Eric Univ. of Utah DB SR Willis, Patrick Univ. of Mississippi LB SR Woodley, Lamar Univ. of Michigan LB SR