PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr was named a Chuck Bednarik Award semifinalist, Maxwell Football Club President, Ron Jaworski, announced Tuesday. The list includes 16 candidates for an award that recognizes the top defensive player in college football.
In seven games played this season Barr has recorded 38 tackles, including 13 for a loss of 76 yards. The senior has added six sacks, three fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles. Barr has totaled 34.5 tackles for loss over the last season and a half, including 19.5 sacks.
The winners of the 19th Chuck Bednarik Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show which will be broadcast on ESPN on December 12, 2013. Three finalists for the award will be announced on November 25, 2013 and a second round of voting will take place at that time.
The formal presentation of the award will be made at the Maxwell Football Club's Awards Dinner on Friday, February 28, 2014 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.