Sep 28, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers defensive lineman Aaron Donald (97) celebrates a sack during the second quarter against the Virginia Cavaliers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

2013 Outland Trophy awarded to Pitt's Aaron Donald


If the regular season wasn’t enough to get Pittsburgh Panthers defensive tackle Aaron Donald the respect that he deserves as one of the best defensive linemen in the nation, the award season has done a fine job.

Before tonight, Donald took home the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy and was named the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year. During tonight’s College Football Awards show, Donald continued adding the hardware by taking home the Outland Trophy as the nation’s best interior lineman. Donald became the first player in Pitt history to take home the Outland Trophy.

There is also a chance that Donald could take home the Bednarik Award tonight, which would only continue to add to his stellar resume.

Donald beat out Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews and Cyril Richardson of Baylor for the award.


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