2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy finalists announced

Some of the most prestigious awards in college football are beginning to narrow down the candidates. In fact, on Thursday morning, the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club announced its five finalists for the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is awarded annually to the best defender in college football.

This year’s finalists include two members of the Alabama Crimson Tide defense, while a Heisman contender and two ACC standouts round out the list.

The finalists, in alphabetical order, are: Alabama end Jonathan Allen, Alabama linebacker Rueben Foster, Florida State cornerback Tarvarus McFadden, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Clemson end Christian Wilkins.

The annual Bronko Nagurski Trophy Banquet, presented by ACN, will be held on Mon., Dec. 5, at the Charlotte Convention Center.

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