Tyler Matakevich wins Chuck Bednarik Award

Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich has won this year’s Chuck Bednarik Award, college football’s equivalent of Defensive Player of the Year.

Matakevich posted 126 total tackles with 4.5 sacks and five interceptions for the Owls this season and was instrumental in getting the team to the AAC Championship Game. Temple lost to Houston, but Matakevich still established himself as the nation’s top defensive player with eight tackles in the game.

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