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October 18, 2007 | Inquirer staff
Penn State linebacker Dan Connor, a former star at Strath Haven High, is one of 12 semifinalists for the Lombardi Award, given to the nation's top lineman or linebacker. Connor's selection gives Penn State a Lombardi semifinalist for the third consecutive year. All-American linebacker Paul Posluszny was a finalist in 2005 and 2006. The recipient will be named Dec. 5 at a dinner in Houston. Connor was a 2006 first-team all-American and a finalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award.
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March 2, 2013
Harrah's Resort Atlantic City is set to host the 76th Annual Maxwell Football Club awards ceremony on Friday. Manti Te'o of Notre Dame will be presented with both the Maxwell Award as the collegiate player of the year and the Chuck Bednarik Award as the collegiate defensive player of the year. It is the first time in the Maxwell Club's 76-year history that a player has won both awards. Here are the other award winners: George Munger award for college coach of the year: Bill O'Brien, Penn State.
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February 29, 2012
The 75th annual Maxwell Football Club awards ceremony is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. at Harrah's resort in Atlantic City, and 12 awards will be presented. Here is the list: Maxwell Award for college player of the year: Andrew Luck, Stanford Bert Bell Award for professional player of the year: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Jim Henry Award for area high school player of the year: Brendan Nosovitch, Allentown Central Catholic Earle "Greasy" Neale Award for professional coach of the year: Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers College coach of the year: Brady Hoke, Michigan Francis "Reds" Bagnell Award for contributions to the game of football: Archie Manning, National Football Foundation Chuck Bednarik Award for college defensive player of the year: Tyrann Mathieu, LSU Tri-State coach of the year: Jim Clements, Delaware Valley Brian Westbrook tri-state player of the year: Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers Harrah's broadcast award: Mike Tirico, ESPN Monday Night Football National high school player of the year: Noah Spence, Bishop McDevitt Harrisburg The Brookshier Spirit Award for leadership, dedication and inspiration: Eddie Delaney, Albany
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November 8, 2007 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Penn State senior linebacker Dan Connor has been selected as one of 15 semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given to the nation's top defensive player. Connor, a 6-foot-3, 237-pound senior from Wallingford, was a finalist last season, losing out to teammate and fellow linebacker Paul Posluszny, who won for the second straight year. Connor passed Posluszny on Saturday against Purdue as Penn State's all-time leader in tackles. He has 379 career stops. Three finalists will be announced in early December before the award is presented Dec. 6. Connor was previously named a semifinalist for the Butkus and Rotary Lombardi (top down lineman)
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December 8, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Of all the big names in college football called out last night, only Penn State's Paul Posluszny experienced d?j? vu. For the second straight year, the Nittany Lions linebacker won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the nation's best defensive player at last night's College Football Awards in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The senior won after coming back from a serious right knee injury suffered in the Orange Bowl last January and after switching from outside...
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November 1, 2011 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
MAYOR NUTTER has joined the fray on the side of his hometown team in the Big East realignment mess. Nutter issued a statement regarding a letter he sent to Big East commissioner John Marinatto, supporting Temple's inclusion in the conference. "Philadelphia is an enthusiastic sports town at all levels and the city's college sports rivalries are legendary," Nutter said in a statement. "I would like to encourage the Big East Conference to consider Temple University as a potential future member of the conference.
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December 11, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
Penn State's LaVar Arrington won the Butkus Award on Friday night as college football's top linebacker. Arrington, a junior, beat out teammate Brandon Short, Kansas State's Mark Simoneau and Tennessee's Raynoch Thompson for the award presented by the Downtown Athletic Club, of Orlando, Fla. "I wish I could spilt the award with them," Arrington said. "I don't think you could have a better list of finalists. " The award was the second in as many days for Arrington. He won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the top defensive player Thursday.
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March 3, 2007 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A week ago during the NFL combine, Paul Posluszny and Brady Quinn were being poked and prodded, psychoanalyzed, vetted, measured, X-rayed and blood-tested by the brain trusts of just about every team. Yes, both said yesterday before they received Maxwell Football Club awards last night at Harrah's, the process was trying and perhaps a bit excessive. But you do what you have to do if you want to play the game at its highest level. "It's an experience, that's for sure," said Posluszny, the Penn State linebacker who became only the second player to twice win the Chuck Bednarik Award as the outstanding defensive player in college football.
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November 1, 2011 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Linebacker Gerald Hodges and defensive tackle Devon Still have been two of the driving forces behind Penn State's defense, which has been one of the best in the country this season. With that success has come increased national attention and both players continued to receive honors for their play on Monday. Hodges, a former standout at Paulsboro High School, was named the Big Ten's defensive player of the week for the second consecutive time. In the Nittany Lions' 10-7 win over Illinois on Saturday, Hodges totaled a career-high 19 tackles, the highest single-game total by a Penn State defender since linebacker Paul Posluzsny had 22 in 2005.
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August 11, 2010
Former Olympian Antonio Pettigrew , 42, a sprinter stripped of a gold medal after admitting to doping, was found dead in the backseat of his locked car early Tuesday, Chatham County (N.C.) authorities reported. Authorities said they are unsure if his death was accidental or a suicide after his car, containing evidence that the North Carolina assistant track coach had taken sleeping pills, was found parked by a bridge. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Penn State senior tailback Evan Royster is on the watch list for the Walter Camp Football Foundation's player of the year award and teammate Jack Crawford , a junior defensive end, was nominated for the Chuck Bednarik award, the nation's defensive player of the year.
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March 3, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Bill O'Brien has seen much happen in the nearly 14 months since he took over as Penn State's head coach, and NCAA sanctions against the program have kept things from being stable. But O'Brien, who was at Harrah's Atlantic City Resort on Friday to receive the college coach of the year award from the Maxwell Football Club, is encouraged by what he is seeing in terms of his players' offseason work and recruiting. "I wouldn't say it's easier, but it's much more comfortable because you have a better working knowledge of your players," O'Brien said.
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March 2, 2013
Harrah's Resort Atlantic City is set to host the 76th Annual Maxwell Football Club awards ceremony on Friday. Manti Te'o of Notre Dame will be presented with both the Maxwell Award as the collegiate player of the year and the Chuck Bednarik Award as the collegiate defensive player of the year. It is the first time in the Maxwell Club's 76-year history that a player has won both awards. Here are the other award winners: George Munger award for college coach of the year: Bill O'Brien, Penn State.
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February 29, 2012
The 75th annual Maxwell Football Club awards ceremony is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. at Harrah's resort in Atlantic City, and 12 awards will be presented. Here is the list: Maxwell Award for college player of the year: Andrew Luck, Stanford Bert Bell Award for professional player of the year: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Jim Henry Award for area high school player of the year: Brendan Nosovitch, Allentown Central Catholic Earle "Greasy" Neale Award for professional coach of the year: Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers College coach of the year: Brady Hoke, Michigan Francis "Reds" Bagnell Award for contributions to the game of football: Archie Manning, National Football Foundation Chuck Bednarik Award for college defensive player of the year: Tyrann Mathieu, LSU Tri-State coach of the year: Jim Clements, Delaware Valley Brian Westbrook tri-state player of the year: Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers Harrah's broadcast award: Mike Tirico, ESPN Monday Night Football National high school player of the year: Noah Spence, Bishop McDevitt Harrisburg The Brookshier Spirit Award for leadership, dedication and inspiration: Eddie Delaney, Albany
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November 1, 2011 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
MAYOR NUTTER has joined the fray on the side of his hometown team in the Big East realignment mess. Nutter issued a statement regarding a letter he sent to Big East commissioner John Marinatto, supporting Temple's inclusion in the conference. "Philadelphia is an enthusiastic sports town at all levels and the city's college sports rivalries are legendary," Nutter said in a statement. "I would like to encourage the Big East Conference to consider Temple University as a potential future member of the conference.
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November 1, 2011 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Linebacker Gerald Hodges and defensive tackle Devon Still have been two of the driving forces behind Penn State's defense, which has been one of the best in the country this season. With that success has come increased national attention and both players continued to receive honors for their play on Monday. Hodges, a former standout at Paulsboro High School, was named the Big Ten's defensive player of the week for the second consecutive time. In the Nittany Lions' 10-7 win over Illinois on Saturday, Hodges totaled a career-high 19 tackles, the highest single-game total by a Penn State defender since linebacker Paul Posluzsny had 22 in 2005.
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August 24, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple's Adrian Robinson says he isn't concerned with being on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list or receiving any other preseason hype. The senior defensive end knows firsthand that chasing personal goals can have a negative effect. "To be honest, the focus now is the team," said Robinson, who was named Tuesday as one of 30 candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award, which recognizes excellence in community, classroom, character, and competition.
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August 11, 2010
Former Olympian Antonio Pettigrew , 42, a sprinter stripped of a gold medal after admitting to doping, was found dead in the backseat of his locked car early Tuesday, Chatham County (N.C.) authorities reported. Authorities said they are unsure if his death was accidental or a suicide after his car, containing evidence that the North Carolina assistant track coach had taken sleeping pills, was found parked by a bridge. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Penn State senior tailback Evan Royster is on the watch list for the Walter Camp Football Foundation's player of the year award and teammate Jack Crawford , a junior defensive end, was nominated for the Chuck Bednarik award, the nation's defensive player of the year.
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November 8, 2007 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Penn State senior linebacker Dan Connor has been selected as one of 15 semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given to the nation's top defensive player. Connor, a 6-foot-3, 237-pound senior from Wallingford, was a finalist last season, losing out to teammate and fellow linebacker Paul Posluszny, who won for the second straight year. Connor passed Posluszny on Saturday against Purdue as Penn State's all-time leader in tackles. He has 379 career stops. Three finalists will be announced in early December before the award is presented Dec. 6. Connor was previously named a semifinalist for the Butkus and Rotary Lombardi (top down lineman)
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October 18, 2007 | Inquirer staff
Penn State linebacker Dan Connor, a former star at Strath Haven High, is one of 12 semifinalists for the Lombardi Award, given to the nation's top lineman or linebacker. Connor's selection gives Penn State a Lombardi semifinalist for the third consecutive year. All-American linebacker Paul Posluszny was a finalist in 2005 and 2006. The recipient will be named Dec. 5 at a dinner in Houston. Connor was a 2006 first-team all-American and a finalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award.
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March 3, 2007 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A week ago during the NFL combine, Paul Posluszny and Brady Quinn were being poked and prodded, psychoanalyzed, vetted, measured, X-rayed and blood-tested by the brain trusts of just about every team. Yes, both said yesterday before they received Maxwell Football Club awards last night at Harrah's, the process was trying and perhaps a bit excessive. But you do what you have to do if you want to play the game at its highest level. "It's an experience, that's for sure," said Posluszny, the Penn State linebacker who became only the second player to twice win the Chuck Bednarik Award as the outstanding defensive player in college football.
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