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Eric Vander Voort | NCAA.com | July 8, 2015

2015 Bednarik Award watch list announced

The watch list for the 21st annual Chuck Bednarik Award was announced on Tuesday by the Maxwell Football Club.

The award has been handed out since 1995 to college football's defensive player of the year. It is named after former Penn star Chuck Bednarik, who has inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1969.

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2014 winner Scooby Wright, a linebacker from Arizona, headlines a 2015 list which includes six of last season's finalists. Wright could join Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald and Penn State’s Paul Posluszny as the only two-time Bednarik Award winners.

Semifinalists will be announced Nov. 2, 2015, while three finalists will announced on Nov. 23. The winner will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 10.

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