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Sam Named Semi-Finalist for Defensive Player of the Year

Posted: Oct 30, 2013 12:50 PM by Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

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COLUMBIA - University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam has been named a semifinalist for the 19th Chuck Bednarik Award for the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year.

Sam leads the nation with 10 sacks and has 16 tackles for a loss this season. He is expected to be an All - American and is projected to be selected in the second round of this year's NFL Draft.

Sam entered his senior year with 9.5 sacks and 17 tackles for a loss in the past three seasons combined.

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