As the football season enters its prime its that time of the year for players to receive notice they are finalists for the numerous awards that college football gives out. Devon Still is one such person who was told he was a finalist. Devon Still, who is the heart of the Penn State defensive line, has had a phenomenal season and the award committees have taken notice. Still is a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award and the Outland Trophy. These awards are given to the nations top defensive player and to the top interior lineman. Tom Bradley commented on how important Still has been to this team and to Coach Bradley himself.
“Devon’s played great football,” interim head coach Tom Bradley said in a press release. “The thing that’s probably overlooked is the responsibility that he’s taken on this football team with his leadership. I’ve leaned on him. He’s done an excellent job just being a good, solid teammate to everybody. He’s spent an awful lot of time in that locker room, hanging around the guys trying to express what he thinks, as a team, we need to do to get to the next level.
Still leads the Big Ten in solo tackles for a loss with 15. He has 53 tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Still has been the one constant in a season filled with unexpected twists and turns and continues to be a rock for this team. Win or lose he is the backbone of this team and his leadership has done more than any award can show. The Bednarik Award and Outland Trophy winners are announced on Dec. 8