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BC’s Landry Named to Nagurski Award Watch List

Landry Named to Nagurski Award Watch List

Nation’s leader in sacks in 2016 adds another preseason accolade


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Football Writers Association of America unveiled the 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy preseason watch list on Thursday and Boston College senior defensive end Harold Landry was named to the list.

The watch list boasts 103 defensive standouts from all 10 Division I FBS conferences, including four returning players from last season’s Football Writers Association of America All-America team. The Atlantic Coast Conference led all conferences with 20 players on the watch list, followed by the Big Ten (16), SEC (14), Pac-12 (13), Big 12 (11), American Athletic (10), Sun Belt (6), Mountain West (5), Independents (3), Mid-American (3) and Conference USA (2). The list includes 30 defensive backs, 29 linebackers, 25 defensive ends and 19 defensive tackles, all vying for the award representing college football’s best defensive player.

The award watch list is the latest honor for Landry, who was named a preseason All-American by Athlon, Lindy’s and Phil Steele. He was named to the Maxwell Award and Chuck Bednarik Award watch lists earlier in the week. Landry captured Second-Team All-America honors in 2016 from the Associated Press and Walter Camp Football Foundation after leading the nation in sacks (16.5) and forced fumbles (7).

Sports Illustrated also named Landry’s the nation’s ninth-best player overall and the country’s fourth-best defensive player in its 2017 preseason rankings.

Head coach Steve Addazio and senior center Jon Baker join Landry today in Charlotte as the trio represents Boston College at the 2017 ACC Kickoff.

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