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Five finalists selected for 2023 Bronko Nagurski Trophy
Five finalists for the 2023 Bronko Nagurski Trophy representing three different conferences plus Notre Dame, one of them from the top team in the current College Football Playoff rankings and one who has the sixth-most tackles in the FBS, were named Wednesday by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club as candidates for the award honoring the nation’s top defensive player.
2023 Freshman Focus: Week 11
This is the 11th installment of the Football Writers Association of America's weekly Freshman Focus for the Steve Spurrier First-Year Coach of the Year Award, Freshman Player of the Year and the 2023 FWAA Freshman All-America Team.
FWAA unveils 2022 Freshman All-America Team
DALLAS (FWAA) – North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye was the toast of Atlantic Coast Conference quarterbacks this season, throwing for 38 touchdowns and leading the league in passing yards (4,321) and total touchdowns (45). For his dynamic efforts that led the Tar Heels (9-5) to the ACC’s Coastal Division title, the Football Writers Association of America awarded him as its Freshman Player of the Year presented by Chris Doering Mortgage.
FWAA, Goodyear Cotton Bowl unveil 2022 All-America Team
The 2022 Football Writers Association of America All-America Team, presented in partnership with the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, is headlined by nine first-teamers from the four teams competing in the College Football Playoff, three repeat All-Americans and a record 16 total selections from the Big Ten Conference. There are 19 schools represented from six Football Bowl Subdivision conferences on the first team and 34 different schools and eight conferences plus an Independent included on the overall 54-man team.
Eight finalists named for Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award
The Football Writers Association of America, in conjunction with the Allstate Sugar Bowl, announced eight finalists for the 2022 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award on Tuesday. The award will have a first-time winner this season chosen from among a list of three repeat finalists from 2021, five former finalists overall, three coaches competing in this season’s College Football Playoff and five who are leading conference champions. Four of them will face other finalists in their bowl games.
Seven semifinalists named for 2022 Outland Trophy
Seven semifinalists for the 77th Outland Trophy – five offensive linemen and two defensive tackles – were announced Wednesday by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee. The seven come from different schools within four separate conferences – the Big Ten has four of the seven – and represent all four positions eligible for the award.
Four finalists named for 2022 Bronko Nagurski Trophy
Four finalists for the 2022 Bronko Nagurski Trophy, one of them last year’s winner, another representing the top team in the current College Football Playoff rankings and two of the nation’s premier defensive linemen were named Wednesday by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club as candidates for the award honoring the nation’s top defensive player. One finalist’s team has already clinched a spot in his conference championship game and another can clinch a spot with a win on Saturday.
Notre Dame is Cheez-It Bowl National Team of the Week
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish had two 100-yard rushers, held Clemson scoreless in the first half for the first time in three seasons and scored on special teams in dominating the No. 5 Tigers, 35-14, in South Bend. For posting its third straight win this season and its 27th straight regular-season win against Atlantic Coast Conference foes, Notre Dame (6-3) earned the Cheez-It Bowl National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Nov. 5, as selected by the Football Writers Association of America.
Freshman Focus: Week 10
Each week during the 2022 season, we will highlight the notable performances of first-year players and head coaches leading up to the selection of our annual Freshman All-America Team and the Steve Spurrier First-Year Coach of the Year Award presented by Chris Doering Mortgage. Here are the top performances from Week 10, the weekend of Nov. 5:
FWAA NAMES FINALISTS FOR FIRST-YEAR COACH AND PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Three coaches, players up for Steve Spurrier Award and National Freshman of the Year
GEORGIA'S DAVIS WINS 76TH OUTLAND TROPHY
Stalwart defensive tackle has anchored nation's top defense
2021 OUTLAND TROPHY FINALISTS UNVEILED
Three standout interior linemen tabbed by FWAA
2021 OUTLAND TROPHY SEMIFINALISTS UNVEILED
Six standout interior linemen tabbed by FWAA
2021 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY FINALISTS UNVEILED
Three defensive standouts will vie for National Defensive Player of the Year honors
GEORGIA'S DAVIS IS BRONKO NAGURSKI NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior tackle helps Bulldogs stifle Clemson in hyped season-opener
GEORGIA IS TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK
Bulldogs win thriller over LSU