Hall, Laurinaitis finalists for Bronko Nagurski award

Updated: November 16, 2006, 1:35 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michigan cornerback Leon Hall and Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis are among the five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy given to the nation's best defensive player.

Hall and Laurinaitis will meet Saturday when top-ranked Ohio State meets No. 2 Michigan.

The other finalists are Clemson defensive end Gaines Adams, Florida safety Reggie Nelson and Mississippi linebacker Patrick Willis.

The 14-year-old award is presented ...

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