Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean named to 2021 Bednarik Award Watch List
UGA defensive tackle Jordan Davis and linebacker Nakobe Dean have each been named to the 2021 Bednarik Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club has announced.
𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗕𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗸 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁 🗞
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Congratulations to the 90 athletes who have been named to the watch list.
Award is given annually to the best defensive player in college football. #BednarikAward#MaxwellFootball pic.twitter.com/CIlkFfd0sv
— Maxwell Football (@MaxwellFootball) July 19, 2021
The Bednarik Award, named after Chuck Bednarik, is an annual award given to the college football defensive player of the year.
Last season, Georgia defensive backs Richard LeCounte and Eric Stokes were named to the Bednarik Award Watch List.
Semifinalists for the 2021 Bednarik Award will be announced on Monday, Nov. 1, followed by the three finalists on Monday, Nov. 22. The winner of the 2021 Bednarik Award will be announced at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021.
Jordan Davis, who hails from from Charlotte, N.C., played in seven games last season and had 16 total tackles (7 solo, 9 assisted). Davis also had one tackle for loss and one sack.
Nakobe Dean is a native of Horn Lake, Miss. Dean played in 10 games in 2020 and recorded 71 total tackles (39 solo, 32 assisted), 1.5 sacks, and one forced fumble.
The Georgia Bulldogs are scheduled to open the 2021 season against the Clemson Tigers in the Duke’s Mayo Classic at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday, Sept. 4.