Thursday, November 16, 2006

Willis on Yet Another List

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FWAA) -- Ole Miss senior linebacker Patrick Willis is among five finalists for the 2006 Bronko Nagurski Trophy, it was announced Thursday by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.The other four finalists vying for the honor of college football's best defensive player include Clemson's Gaines Adams, Michigan's Leon Hall, Ohio State's James Laurinaitis and Florida's Reggie Nelson.The winner will be announced on Dec. 4 and presented the Bronko Nagurski Trophy at a gala banquet at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, the award's only two-time winner, will give the keynote address.