Sam Named Semi-Finalist for Defensive Player of the Year

4 years 1 month 1 week ago Wednesday, October 30 2013 Oct 30, 2013 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:50:10 AM CDT October 30, 2013 in News
By: Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

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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