Tigers on Bednarik Award watch list

By Sam Gannon - bio | email

PHILADELPHIA, PA (KPLC)- Four LSU football players have been placed on the 2012 Bednarik Award watch list, which honors college football's national defensive player of the year.

Tyrann Mathieu, Sam Montgomery, Barkevious Mingo and Eric Reid all have a shot at the award. The Maxwell Football Club made the announcement Monday morning.

LSU joins Alabama and Michigan State with the most players on the watch list. The Tigers have produced back-to-back Bednarik award winners in Patrick Peterson in 2010 and in Tyrann Mathieu last season.

Lousianana State University has produced more Bednarik award recipients than any other program in SEC history.

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