Football Writers Association of America Oct. 21, 2003
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Richardson
Senior picks off three passes for Team of the Week

DALLAS (FWAA) – Florida's Keiwan Ratliff (Columbus, Ohio) is this week's recipient of the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the school’s 33-28 victory at Arkansas this past Saturday.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy

The 5-10, 178-pound senior cornerback collected three interceptions, made nine unassisted tackles and deflected three passes against the Razorbacks. Ratliff returned his third interception 44 yards for a touchdown. His other interceptions set up a Florida field goal and Gator touchdown.

Earlier this week, the Gators were named the FWAA's National Team of the Week for their win over Arkansas.

For the third straight season, a panel from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) selects the winner of the weekly award on behalf of the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The winner is announced each Tuesday throughout the season.

Ratliff has been added to the Watch List for the 2003 Bronko Nagurski Trophy which will be presented on Dec. 8 in Charlotte, N.C., by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.

2003 Bronko Nagurski Players of the Week
Sept. 9: Eric Henderson, Georgia Tech
Sept. 16: Jamaal Brimmer, UNLV
Sept. 23: Corey Webster, LSU
Sept. 30: Usama Young, Kent State
Oct. 7: Dave Ball, UCLA
Oct. 14: Jorge Cordova, Nevada
Oct. 21: Keiwan Ratliff, Florida
Oct. 28: Janssen Patton, Bowling Green
Nov. 4: Derrick Johnson, Texas
Nov. 11: Erik Coleman, Washington State

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