Football Writers Association of America Sept. 14, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Richardson
972-713-6198
Senior linebacker leads upset of Nebraska
SOUTHERN MISS' BOLEY NAMED BRONKO
NAGURSKI NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (FWAA) Southern Miss linebacker Michael Boley (Athens, Ala.) is this week's recipient of the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week award for his performance in the Golden Eagles' 21-17 victory over Nebraska this past Saturday.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy

The senior set a career high with 20 tackles (12 unassisted) as Southern Miss handed Nebraska its first non-conference loss in Lincoln since 1991. Boley also forced two fumbles and had one tackle for loss as the Southern Miss defense forced five Nebraska turnovers.

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

Boley has been added to the Watch List for the 2004 Bronko Nagurski Trophy which will be presented on Dec. 6 in Charlotte, N.C., by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.

For more information on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, go to www.touchdownclub.com or www.footballwriters.com.

2004 Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Players of the Week
Sept. 11: Michael Boley, Southern Miss
Sept. 18: Matt McCoy, San Diego State
Sept. 25: Derrick Martin, Wyoming
Oct. 2: Junior Rosegreen, Auburn
Oct. 9: Mike Patterson, USC
Oct. 16: Scott Starks, Wisconsin
Oct. 23: Chris Harris, Louisiana-Monroe
Oct. 30: Tim McGarigle, Northwestern
Nov. 6: Morgan Scalley, Utah

2004 FWAA ALL-AMERICA COMMITTEE
Jack Bogaczyk
Charleston Daily Mail
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Columbus Dispatch
Joe Person
The State
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Arizona Daily Star
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Omaha World-Herald
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Minneapolis Star-Tribune
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Reno Gazette Journal
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Casper Star-Tribune
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Florida Times-Union