Andrew Wingard and Carl Granderson Named to The Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List

 

Laramie, Wyo. (July 16, 2018) — On Monday, the Maxwell Football Club announced its 2018 Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List and University of Wyoming seniors Andrew Wingard and Carl Granderson were both named to the list.

The Bednarik Award is presented annually to the College Defensive Player of the Year.  Wyoming has never had two defensive players named to the Bednarik Award Watch List in the same season before.  Wingard and Granderson were both First Team All-Mountain West Conference selections as juniors in 2017.  Wingard was also a First Team All-MW selection as a sophomore in 2016.

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A year ago, strong safety Wingard tied for No. 1 in the Mountain West and ranked 15th nationally in interceptions, intercepting five passes on the season.  He also ranked No. 7 in the conference and No. 37 in the nation in total tackles (averaging 8.8 tackles per game), and led all MW defensive backs in that category.

Granderson also enjoyed an outstanding senior season at defensive end, ranking No. 2 in the league and No. 16 in the nation in sacks (0.73 per game and a total of 9.5 sacks on the season).  He ranked No. 2 in the Mountain West in tackles for loss (1.23 per game and 16.0 total).  Granderson led all MW defensive linemen in tackles in 2017, averaging 5.9 per game.

The two seniors helped lead Wyoming’s defense to the No. 1 ranking in the nation in forcing turnovers in 2017, with a total of 38 takeaways.  The Cowboy defense also ranked No. 1 in the conference and No. 9 in the nation in scoring defense, allowing only 17.5 points per game to opponents.

First Name Last Name Position School Year
Ulysees Gilbert LB Akron Sr
Raekwon Davis DE Alabama Jr
Anfernee Jennings LB Alabama Jr
Mack Wilson LB Alabama Jr
De’Jon Harris LB Arkansas Jr
Javaris Davis CB Auburn Jr
Dontavius Russell DT Auburn Sr
Tyler Horton CB Boise State Sr
Zach Allen DE Boston College Sr
Lukas Denis S Boston College Sr
Khalil Hodge LB Buffalo Sr
Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson Jr
Dexter Lawrence DT Clemson Jr
Christian Wilkins DT Clemson Sr
Mark Gilbert CB Duke Jr
Joe Giles-Harris LB Duke Jr
Maxx Crosby DE Eastern Michigan Jr
David Reese LB Florida Jr
Azeez Al-Shaair LB Florida Atlantic Sr
Brian Burns DE Florida State Jr
Jeffrey Allison LB Fresno State Jr
Deandre Baker CB Georgia Sr
Ed Oliver DT Houston Jr
Anthony Nelson DE Iowa Sr
Brian Peavy CB Iowa State Sr
Daniel Wise DT Kansas Sr
Joe Dineen LB Kansas Sr
Josh Allen LB Kentucky Sr
Mike Edwards S Kentucky Sr
Jaylon Ferguson DE Louisiana Tech Sr
Greedy Williams CB LSU Soph
Devin White LB LSU Jr
Curtis Akins LB Memphis Sr
Shaquille Quarterman LB Miami Jr
Jaquan Johnson S Miami Sr
Chase Winovich DE Michigan Sr
Rashan Gary DE Michigan Jr
Devin Bush LB Michigan Jr
Joe Bachie LB Michigan State Jr
Thomas Barber LB Minnesota Jr
Montez Sweat LB Mississippi State Sr
Jeffery Simmons NG Mississippi State Jr
Terry Beckner DT Missouri Sr
Malik Reed LB Nevada Sr
Sutton Smith DE Northern Illinois Jr
Joe Gaziano DE Northwestern Jr
Paddy Fisher LB Northwestern Soph
Te’von Coney LB Notre Dame Sr
Jerry Tillery NG Notre Dame Sr
Nick Bosa DE Ohio State Jr
Justin Phillips LB Oklahoma State Sr
Oshane Ximines DE Old Dominion Sr
Jalen Jelks DE Oregon Sr
Troy Dye LB Oregon Jr
Shareef Miller DE Penn State Jr
Markus Bailey LB Purdue Jr
D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina Jr
Alijah Holder CB Stanford Sr
Bobby Okereke LB Stanford Sr
Ben Banogu DE TCU Sr
Ty Summers LB TCU Sr
Delvon Randall S Temple Sr
Nigel Warrior S Tennessee Jr
Breckyn Hager LB Texas Sr
Gary Johnson LB Texas Sr
Kingsley Keke DT Texas A&M Sr
Tyrel Dodson LB Texas A&M Jr
Dakota Allen LB Texas Tech Sr
Trysten Hill DT UCF Jr
Porter Gustin LB USC Sr
Cameron Smith LB USC Sr
Marvell Tell S USC Sr
Julian Blackmon CB Utah Jr
Bradlee Anae DE Utah Jr
Charles Wright LB Vanderbilt Sr
Juan Thornhill S Virginia Sr
Ricky Walker DT Virginia Tech Sr
Greg Gaines DT Washington Sr
Taylor Rapp S Washington Jr
Jalen Thompson S Washington State Jr
David Long LB West Virginia Jr
T.J. Edwards LB Wisconsin Sr
D’Cota Dixon S Wisconsin Sr
Carl Granderson DE Wyoming Sr
Andrew Wingard S Wyoming Sr

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