CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Louisville senior defensive end Elvis Dumervil won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Monday night as the best
defensive player in college football.
Dumervil, the Division I-A leader with 20 sacks and 10 forced
fumbles, edged Virginia Tech cornerback Jimmy Williams, Alabama
linebacker DeMeco Ryans, Oregon tackle Haloti Ngata and Penn State
end Tamba Hali in voting for the award.
The 13-year-old award is presented by the Football Writers
Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. It's named
for the former Minnesota All-American, a member of the Pro Football
Hall of Fame.
The 6-foot, 256-pound Dumervil helped the Cardinals (9-2) earn a
spot in the Gator Bowl against Virginia Tech.