DALLAS (FWAA) – Mississippi State linebacker Chris
White has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive
Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 16.
White, a 6-4, 245-pound senior from Vancleave, Miss., registered
11 total tackles (nine unassisted), including 4.5 for 20 yards in
losses during Mississippi State's 10-7 victory at Florida. White
sacked the Florida quarterback twice for minus-16 yards.
The Bulldog defense held Florida to its lowest point total in
five years and the Gators to only 25 total yards in the first quarter
and 17 rushing yards on 17 attempts in the first half. The win snapped
Mississippi State's 16-game losing streak in Gainesville, dating
back to 1965.
White will be added to the 2010 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch
List. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy will be presented to the best defensive
player in college football on Dec. 6 by the FWAA and the Charlotte
Touchdown Club at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. The keynote
address will be given by Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and Notre
Dame's Mike McCoy from the Class of 1969 will receive this year's
Bronko Nagurski Legends Award. Five finalists for the Nagurski Trophy
will be announced on Nov. 18.
Each week during the 2010 season the FWAA All-America Committee
has selected a national defensive player of the week from nominations
made by the 11 Division I Bowl Subdivision Conferences and major
Last season, Nebraska tackle Ndamukong Suh won the coveted Bronko
Nagurski Trophy during the 15th season the FWAA named a national
defensive player of the year.
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2010 Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Players of the Week
• Sept. 4: Kenny Tate, Maryland
• Sept. 11: Chimdi Chekwa, Ohio State
• Sept. 18: Patrick Larimore, UCLA
• Sept. 25: Robert Lester, Alabama
• Oct. 2: Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech
• Oct. 9: Tramain Thomas, Arkansas
• Oct. 16: Chris White, Mississippi State
• Oct. 23: J.J. Watt, Wisconsin
• Oct. 30: Sio Moore, Connecticut
• Nov. 6: Michael Hodges, Texas A&M