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Bednarik Award History

CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Dec 13, 2013


The Bednarik Award goes to the nation's top defensive player.


Bednarik Award

Nation's Top Defender

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
  

Bednarik Award Winners

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2013 Aaron Donald, Pitt
2012 Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
2011 Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
2010 Patrick Peterson, LSU
2009 Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
2008 Brian Orakpo, Texas
2007 Dan Connor, Penn State
2006 Paul Posluszny, Penn State
2005 Paul Posluszny, Penn State
2004 David Pollack, Georgia 
2003 Teddy Lehman, Oklahoma
2002 E.J. Henderson, Maryland
2001 Julius Peppers, North Carolina
2000 Dan Morgan, Miami
1999 LaVar Arrington, Penn State
1998 Dat Nguyen, Texas A&M
1997 Charles Woodson, Michigan
1996 Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
1995 Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern