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Nagurski Award & History

CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Dec 13, 2013


The Bronko Nagurski Award goes to the nation's best defensive player.


Nagurski Award

Best Defensive Player

History and Watch Lists
- Bednarik | Biletnikoff | Butkus | Davey O'Brien | Doak Walker
- Lou Groza | Lombardi | Mackey | Maxwell | Nagurski | Outland
- Ray Guy | Rimington | Thorpe | Walter Camp

Ranking the All-Time Winners
- The 25 Greatest Heisman Winners | No. 26 to 50 | No. 51 to 77

Heisman Winners - Top 5 Races, Player to Not Win, and More
- 2010 to Present | 2000 to 2009 | 1990 to 1999 | 1980 to 1989
- 1970 to 1979 | 1960 to 1969 | 1950 to 1959 | 1940 to 1949 | 1930 to 1935

Winners
2013 Aaron Donald, DT Pitt
2012 Manti Te'o, LB Notre Dame
2011 Luke Kuechly, LB Boston College
2010 Da'Quan Bowers, DE Clemson
2009 Ndamukong Suh, DT Nebraska
2008 Brian Orakpo, DE Texas
2007 Glenn Dorsey, DT LSU
2006 James Laurinaitis, LB Ohio State
2005 Elvis Dumervil, DE Louisville
2004 Derrick Johnson, LB Texas
2003 Derrick Strait, CB Oklahoma
2002 Terrell Suggs, DE Arizona State
2001 Roy Williams, S Oklahoma
2000 Dan Morgan, LB Miami
1999 Corey Moore, DE Virginia Tech
1998 Champ Bailey, CB Georgia
1997 Charles Woodson, CB Michigan
1996 Pat Fitzgerald, LB Northwestern
1995 Pat Fitzgerald, LB Northwestern
1994 Warren Sapp, DT Miami
1993 Rob Waldrop, DL Arizona