The College Defensive Player of the Year Award is named in honor of Chuck Bednarik, College and Pro Football Hall of Famer.
Voters for the Maxwell College Awards are NCAA Head College Football Coaches, members of the Maxwell Football Club & sportswriters and sportscasters from across the country
The winner of the 22nd Chuck Bednarik Award is Jonathan Allen,defensive lineman extraordinaire.
Allen, at his very core, is the embodiment of today’s Alabama student-athlete, from the way he prepares to the way he performs on Saturdays. So, it goes to figure that if you unlock the quintessence of No. 93, you’ve gone a long way to learning how Bama has been so dominant for such a lengthy stretch.
Read more about Jonathan Allen…
|2016||Jonathan Allen||University of Alabama|
|2015||Tyler Matakevich||Temple University|
|2014||Scooby Wright||University of Arizona|
|2013||Aaron Donald||University of Pittsburgh|
|2012||Manti Te’o||Notre Dame|
|2011||Tyrann Mathieu||Louisiana State University|
|2010||Patrick Peterson||Louisiana State University|
|2009||Ndamukong Suh||University of Nebraska|
|2008||Rey Maualuga||University of Southern California|
|2007||Dan Connor||The Pennsylvania State Univsitery|
|2006||Paul Posluszny||The Pennsylvania State University|
|2004||David Pollack||University of Georgia|
|2003||Teddy Lehman||University of Oklahoma|