1 SEC standout among 3 finalists for 2022 Chuck Bednarik Award
The Chuck Bednarik Award is given yearly to the top Defensive player in college football. Like most years, a player from the SEC has been named a finalist.
Alabama’s Will Anderson gets the nod this season, and it is not exactly a surprise. Anderson has not been Heisman level this year, but still one of the most dominant players in the conference. The other 2 nominees are Cincinnati’s Ivan Pace Jr. and USC’s Tuli Tuipulotu.
Georgia’s Jordan Davis won the award last season.
Bednarik Award finalists (best defensive player)
Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
Ivan Pace Jr., Cincinnati
Tuli Tuipulotu, USC
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) November 29, 2022
Anderson has totaled 51 tackles, 10 sacks, 1 interception and one pass deflection this year for the Crimson Tide.
Do you think Anderson deserves to win the award this season?