Add another one to the trophy case for Pittsburgh Panthers star defensive tackle Aaron Donald. After being the recipient of the 2013 Outland Trophy, 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy and being named the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year, Donald was named the winner of the Bednarik Award, which goes to the player named the nation’s top defender by the Maxwell Football Club..
Donald was able to beat up stiff competition from UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr and Alabama linebacker CJ Mosley, and became the first ACC player since E.J. Henderson in 2002 to bring home the Bednarik Award.
The award was handed out to Donald from Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald, who won the award in back-to-back years in 1995 and 1996, which were the first two years of the award’s existence.
Congratulations to Aaron Donald for the great season and for piling up all of the awards.