Posted December 12, 2013 on AP on Fox
Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald has won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the defensive player of the year in college football. He also won the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's top interior lineman, earlier Thursday evening during the 23rd College Football Awards Show at Disney. It capped a big week for Donald, who took home the Bronko Nagurski award this week as the best defensive player in the country, and the Lombardi Award given annually to the nation's top college lineman. Donald becomes the first Atlantic Coast Conference player to win the Bednarik Award since Maryland linebacker EJ Henderson in 2002. The senior finished the season with 54 tackles, 10 sacks, 26 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles. Donald was selected over fellow finalists Anthony Barr from UCLA and C.J. Mosley of Alabama.

Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald wins Outland Trophy

Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald has won the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's top interior lineman. Donald was presented with the award during the 23rd College Football Awards Show at Disney. The senior becomes the second winner from Pittsburgh, joining offensive tackle Mark May in 1980. Donald is the third defensive tackle to win in the last decade. Donald had...

Pittsburgh's Donald wins Outland Trophy

Pittsburgh star defensive tackle Aaron Donald became the fourth player to sweep the Football Writers Association of America's top two individual player awards on Thursday night when he accepted the 68th Outland Trophy.Donald, a 6-0, 285-pound senior from Pittsburgh, Pa., joins three other stellar defensive players to win both awards: Arizona's Rob Waldrop (1993), LSU'...

Aaron Donald Set to Clean Up Awards Circuit

Running late on this, I know. On Monday Aaron Donald picked up the first of what has an excellent chance at being several more awards for everything he did this past season. The Pittsburgh senior defensive tackle won the Bronko Nagurski award given to the nation’s top college defensive player. The 6-foot, 285-pound Donald was presented the award at a ceremony Monday night in Charlotte...

Congrats Donald

Amazing. Not bad for a guy who wasn’t even on the pre-season All-ACC team. Who should totally be crashing the Heisman Ceremony on Saturday as a special correspondent for ESPN just to create tremendous awkward comedy. But, no. Aaron Donald has something else on his mind for the weekend. Just like Donald has been all season and how he plans to be starting Friday when Pitt will begin...

Pitt's Donald wins Lombardi Award

Pittsburgh's Aaron Donald picked up another award Wednesday night, winning the Rotary Lombardi Award. Donald beat out Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam and UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr for the award given annually to the nation's top college lineman. It's already been a big week for Donald, a senior defensive tackle who won the Bronko...

Open Thread: Back to Basketball, YSU-Pitt

God bless, Aaron Donald. Not only did he sweep the awards this week. He did it during finals week at Pitt when there was no real news or games. (Let’s try not to think too much about the student part of the student-athlete, I’m sure the athletic department worked something out with Donald’s professors on the finals.) Not sure what kind of crowd will be at the game. The weather...

CBS Reporter Rachel Baribeau doing good work and good works

CBS Sports college football analyst Rachel Baribeau will host the Rotary Lombardi Award ceremony. This year’s finalists for the award, given to the best lineman on offense or defense, are Anthony Barr (UCLA), Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh), CJ Mosley (Alabama) and Michael Sam (Missouri). An Auburn grad, Rachel Baribeau has been dubbed an “SEC-ologist” as she worked for Fox Sports...
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