Bronko Nagurski Trophy

Created in 1993 by the Football Writers Association of America, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy is awarded to the best defensive player in college football and is presented by the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The award was established to compliment the Heisman Trophy Award which has never been presented to a defensive player.*


Other Resources

The Bronko Nagurski Charlotte Touchdown Club



List of Winners

YearWinnerSchoolPOSCL
2016Jonathan AllenAlabamaDLSR
2015Tyler MatakevichTempleLBSR
2014Scooby Wright IIIArizonaLBSO
2013Aaron DonaldPittsburghDTSR
2012Manti Te'oNotre DameLBSR
2011Luke KuechlyBoston CollegeLBJR
2010Da'Quan BowersClemsonDEJR
2009Ndamukong SuhNebraskaDTSR
2008Brian OrakpoTexasDESR
2007Glenn DorseyLSUDESR
2006James LaurinaitisOhio StateLBSO
2005Elvis DumervilLouisvilleDESR
2004Derrick JohnsonTexasLBSR
2003Derrick StraitOklahomaCBSR
2002Terrell SuggsArizona StateDEJR
2001Roy WilliamsOklahomaSJR
2000Dan MorganMiami (FL)LBSR
1999Corey MooreVirginia TechDESR
1998Champ BaileyGeorgiaCBJR
1997Charles WoodsonMichiganCBJR
1996Pat FitzgeraldNorthwesternLBSR
1995Pat FitzgeraldNorthwesternLBJR
1994Warren SappMiami (FL)DTJR
1993Rob WaldropArizonaDTSR