Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Still named semifinalist for Bednarik Award

Two days removed from a career-high performance, Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still was named Monday as one of 16 semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award given to the nation's top defensive player.

Still named semifinalist for Bednarik Award

Two days removed from a career-high performance, Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still was named Monday as one of 16 semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award given to the nation's top defensive player. 

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior, who had a career-best 10 tackles in his team's 10-7 win over Illinois on Saturday, has emerged as one of the nation's premier defensive lineman. Still is second in the Big Ten and fifth in the nation with 15.5 tackles for loss this season and the Wilmington, Del. native also has four sacks (seventh in Big Ten).

Three finalists for the award will be revealed on Nov. 21 and the winner will be announced during ESPN's College Football Awards Show on Dec. 8.

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

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