Thursday July 11, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia junior cornerback Damian Swann has been named to the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List, according to an announcement Thursday by the Football Writers Association of American (FWAA).
The Nagurski Trophy, now in its 21st season, is presented annually to the national defensive player of the year by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.
The FWAA will choose a Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week each Tuesday throughout the season. If not already on the watch list, the honored player will be added at that time. The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club will announce five finalists for the Nagurski Trophy on November 21.
The Nagurski Trophy winner will be chosen from those five finalists who are part of the 2013 FWAA All-America Team. The annual Bronko Nagurski Trophy Banquet will be held on December 9 at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte.
Swann, a native of Atlanta, started all 14 games for the Bulldogs last season. He finished with a team-leading four interceptions, 53 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 2012.
ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia senior guard Chris Burnette has been named to the 2013 Outland Trophy Watch List, according to an announcement Thursday by the Football Writers Association of American (FWAA).
The Outland Trophy, now in its 68th season, is awarded to the best interior lineman in college football. The list will be trimmed to six or seven semifinalists on November 20. Five days later, three Outland Trophy finalists will be named by the FWAA.
The winner of the Outland Trophy will be announced on ESPN on The Home Depot College Football Awards on December 12 from Disney’s Boardwalk in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Burnette, a native of LaGrange, started 12 games last season for the 12-2 Bulldogs. He was voted to the All-SEC Coaches Second Team after helping Georgia have one of the country’s most potent offenses. The Bulldogs set school records with total points (529) and average points a game (37.8) while allowing quarterback Aaron Murray to register more than 3,000 yards passing in each of the last three years.