Alabama LB Will Anderson named college football’s best defender for 2022
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Alabama LB Will Anderson took home college football’s top defensive award for the second year in a row. Anderson was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and is the first back-to-back recipient since Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald who won the award in 1995 and 1996.
The Best Defensive Player in College Football. @NagurskiTrophy
Congratulations, @will_anderson28 pic.twitter.com/7f8Fd1qkk9
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) December 6, 2022
Anderson was also named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year by the AP earlier on Monday while also making first-team All-SEC as well.
In his 2022 season, Anderson recorded 51 total tackles, 17.0 tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks, 12 quarterback hits, one pass breakup and one interception returned for a touchdown.
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77