Clemson's Vic Beasley is defensive player of year in ACC

...Atlantic Coast Conference's Defensive Player of the Year.Pittsburgh running...player. ... He is the best defensive player in the ACC, and I really feel he is the best defensive player in the nation."Conner led...

Arizona's Scooby Wright earns award given to top college defensive player

...CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright won the Bronko Nagurski award given to the nation's top college defensive player.Wright received the award Monday night at a banquet sponsored by the Charlotte Touchdown Club.The sophomore had...

South Aiken's Clemons commits to Ole Miss

...All-Area South Carolina for the past two seasons. He also played in this year's Border Bowl II, where he was named defensive player of the game in South Carolina's 12-8 win against Georgia on Jan. 10.South Carolina stopped Georgia around...

South Aiken's Rasool Clemons signs to play football at Mississippi; Holbrooks to Limestone

...Team All-Area South Carolina the past two seasons. He played in Border Bowl II in January, where he was named defensive player of the game.Clemons received offers from major programs throughout the Southeast, including Clemson, Florida...

Washington County's Gray signs with Georgia Tech

...Gray and Hunt were all First Team All-Area picks. Coneway was the Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAA Defensive Player of the Year; Gray was the All-Classification Player of the Year.As a senior, Gray started at quarterback and...

Rucker named NFC Defensive Player of Month

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina defensive end Mike Rucker was named the NFC's defensive player of the month Thursday for his role in the Panthers' 3-1 start. Rucker was honored for his play in September, when he had a...

Sackmaster Strahan wins Defensive Player honors

...become the most glorified defensive play in the NFL, a major reason why Michael Strahan is The Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year. Strahan, who set an NFL record with 22 1/2 sacks for the New York Giants, earned a seven-vote...

Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson named ACC Coach of the Year by peers

...their all-conference teams and individual award winners Wednesday. The list included: Clemson's Vic Beasley as defensive player of the year; Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya as league and offensive rookie of the year; and Virginia safety Quin...

Defensive end J.J. Watt could be in the running for MVP

...to plan to run one way all day, and he forced me to do that. Even running away from him, he made plays."No defensive player has won the MVP since Lawrence Taylor in 1986, joining Alan Page in 1971 as the only defenders to pick up the honor...

Tide's Cooper named SEC's offensive player of the year; two Bulldogs, one Gamecock make first team

...football's inaugural playoff.Shane Ray became the second consecutive Missouri player to take the award as the leading defensive player, while Mississippi State's Dan Mullen was selected as SEC coach of the year. Georgia running back Nick Chubb...