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Bronko Nagurski Trophy
The Bronko Nagurski Trophy
Awarded forthe collegiate American football player adjudged to be the best defensively in the NCAA
Presented byCharlotte Touchdown Club and the FWAA
CountryUnited States
First awarded1993
Currently held byManti Te'o
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The Bronko Nagurski Trophy has been awarded annually since 1993 to the collegiate American football player adjudged by the membership of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) to be the best defensively in the National Collegiate Athletic Association; the award is presented by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the FWAA. The award is named for Bronko Nagurski, who played football for the University of Minnesota and the Chicago Bears.


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

Trophies won by school

School Winners
Miami (Fla.) 2
Texas 2
Northwestern 2
Oklahoma 2
Arizona 1
Arizona State 1
Boston College 1
Clemson 1
Georgia 1
Louisville 1
Michigan 1
Nebraska 1
Notre Dame 1
Ohio State 1
Virginia Tech 1

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