Wednesday October 9, 2013Fowler Added to Bednarik Award Watch List
University of Florida sophomore linebacker Dante Fowler, Jr. has been added to the 19th annual Bednarik Award watch list. Fowler joins teammates Dominique Easley and Loucheiz Purifoy, who were both named to the preseason watch list.
This season, Fowler has made 17 tackles, 13 of which have been unassisted, 7.0 TFL, 3.0 sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble. He leads the team in tackles for a loss and sacks. After forcing the first two fumbles of his career and recording 3.0 TFL and a sack against Tennessee, Fowler was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week.
The Bednarik Award is presented to the nation’s top college defensive player each season. Semifinalists for the Bednarik Award will be announced on October 29, while the three finalists’ names will be released on November 25. The winner will be announced at the annual Home Depot College Football Awards Show held on December 12.
For the complete watch list for both awards, please visit NCFAA.org.