Nov. 21, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley was named a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Rotary Lombardi Award on Thursday.
Mosley, from Mobile, Ala., is the leader of the Crimson Tide's vaunted defense that ranks first nationally in scoring defense (10.2 ppg), third in rushing defense (91.1 ypg), third in first down defense (140), fifth in total defense (272.2) ninth in pass defense (181.7 ypg) and 13th pass efficiency defense (107.8).
Mosley is one of four finalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award and one of five for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. Missouri's Michael Sam is the only other finalist from the SEC.
The Nagurski Trophy is awarded by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte (N.C.) Touchdown Club to the nation's top defensive football player. The Lombardi Award is presented by the Rotary Club of Houston and honors the nation's top interior lineman or linebacker.
Mosley leads the team with 81 tackles while recording 7.0 tackles for loss, five pass breakups and a team-high eight quarterback hurries. He has been the SEC Defensive Player of the Week for two straight weeks and is a nine-time Alabama Defensive Player of the Week. Mosley is also a semifinalist for the Butkus Award, Bednarik Award and the Lott Impact Trophy.
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