Pitt senior defensive tackle Aaron Donald was named the winner of the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Monday, annually presented to the “nation's most outstanding defensive player” by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and Football Writers Association of America.
The announcement was made at the Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet on Monday evening at the Charlotte Westin Hotel. Donald was chosen as the winner by the FWAA All-America Committee. The other finalists for the award included Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard, Florida State cornerback Lamarcus Joyner, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley and Missouri defensive end Michael Sam.
Donald led the nation in sacks at 1.6 per game and tackles-for-loss at 2.4 per game. He was also named to the All-ACC First Team and was recognized as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
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