Texas A&M’s DeMarvin Leal named Nagurski Trophy semi-finalist

Texas A&M football defensive end DeMarvin Leal was named Bronko Nagurski’s semifinalist on Monday afternoon

So far in 2021, Leal has become one of college football’s top defensive linemen, leading a dominant Aggies defensive unit with 8.5 tackles for losses, as well as the team’s second with 5. , 5 sacks (both career highs) in just seven. Games.

Leal also has 35 total tackles, two breakthroughs and two rushing quarterbacks.

The Nagurski Trophy winner will be chosen from five finalists and honored at the Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet presented by LendingTree on December 6 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

After voting for comments from full members of the association, the FWAA All-America Committee then selects an All-America team of 26 players, and then the Nagurski Trophy finalists.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy has been awarded annually since 1993 to the college football defensive player judged by FWAA members as the best in the NCAA. The award is named after Bronko Nagurski, who played football for the University of Minnesota and the Chicago Bears.

Players can be added or removed from the watchlist during the season, and as they have done in previous years, the FWAA will announce a National Defensive Player of the Week every Tuesday during the season. If each week’s honored player is not already on the watchlist, they will be added.

The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club will announce the five finalists for the 2021 Bronko Nagurski Trophy on November 17, 2021.

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