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Aaron Donald a finalist for four national awards

Aaron Donald is one of the nation's finest players.

Aaron Donald is one of the nation's finest players.

Dec. 6, 2013

PITTSBURGH -

Pitt senior defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the 2013 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, will be going on tour the week of Dec. 9. As a finalist for four different national awards, Donald will be making stops in three cities — Charlotte, Houston and Orlando — for various ceremonies and telecasts. Details on his travels are listed below. Be sure to check for updates on PittsburghPanthers.com, the Pitt Panthers Facebook page and Pitt’s official football twitter account @GoPittFootball.
 

Video:       Donald 2013 Season Highlights

Monday, Dec. 9

What: Bronko Nagurski Trophy, presented by the Charlotte Touchdown Club & Football Writers Association of America, and awarded to the nation’s most outstanding defensive player.  

Where: The Westin Hotel in Charlotte, N.C.

Time: 5:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. ceremony. 


 

 

Other Finalists: Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard, Florida State cornerback Lamarcus Joyner, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley and Missouri defensive end Michael Sam.

TV: Tape delay on NFL Network on Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Dec. 11

What: Rotary Lombardi Award, presented by the Rotary Club of Houston and awarded to the nation’s top lineman or linebacker.

Where: Wortham Center in Houston, Texas.

Time: 6 p.m. (ET) reception, 8:30 p.m. (ET) ceremony (5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., CT).

Other Finalists: UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley and Missouri defensive end Michael Sam.

TV: CBS Sports Network live telecast from 8:30 to 10 p.m. (ET) (7:30 to 9 p.m., CT).


Thursday, Dec. 12

What: “The Home Depot College Football Awards” on ESPN.

Where: Dance Hall on the Disney Boardwalk in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Awards: Chuck Bednarik Award, presented by the Maxwell Football Club to the college defensive player of the year; and Outland Trophy, presented by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee & Football Writers Association of America to the nation’s best offensive or defensive interior lineman.

Other Finalists: Bednarik: UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr and Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley; Outland: Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews and Baylor offensive guard Cyril Richardson.

Times & TV: “Red Carpet Special” (6 to 7 p.m., ESPNU); “The Home Depot College Football Awards” (7 to 9 p.m., ESPN); “Red Carpet Special” (9 to 9:30 p.m., ESPNU).

 

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