Football Writers Association of America Oct. 19, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Richardson
972-713-6198
Cornerback breaks Purdue's hearts in final minutes
WISCONSIN'S STARKS NAMED BRONKO
NAGURSKI NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (FWAA) Wisconsin cornerback Scott Starks (St. Louis, Mo.) is this week's recipient of the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week award for his performance in the Badgers' 20-17 win over Purdue this past Saturday.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy

The senior helped force a fumble and returned it 40 yards for the winning touchdown in the closing minutes of Wisconsin's come-from-behind win at West Lafayette. Starks also had nine tackles (eight unassisted) and intercepted a pass to end another Purdue scoring drive.

For the fourth straight season, the All-America committee of the 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.

Starks 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
Todd Jones
Columbus Dispatch
Joe Person
The State
Charles Durrenberger
Arizona Daily Star
Rich Kaipust
Omaha World-Herald
Chip Scoggins
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Chad Hartley
Reno Gazette Journal
Steve Kiggins
Casper Star-Tribune
Bob Thomas
Florida Times-Union