Hawks' Jewell on Nagurski Watch List - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Hawks' Jewell on Nagurski Watch List

Posted: Updated:
  • KWWL.com LinksMore>>

  • Iowa Hawkeyes

    Hawkeyes

    The latest news and information on the University of Iowa Hawkeyes sports teams, including football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball and more.More >>

Iowa senior linebacker Josey Jewell has been named to the 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List. The announcement was made Thursday by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding defensive player by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and FWAA. This year’s list includes 103 individuals from 10 division I FBS conferences.

Jewell (6-foot-2, 236-pounds), a native of Decorah, Iowa, started all 13 games at middle linebacker, leading the team with 124 tackles, which was second in the Big Ten. Jewell was one of five finalists for the 2016 Butkus Award and a 2015 and 2016 team captain. He was named Iowa’s Most Valuable Player on defense and was named second team All-Big Ten by the Associated Press and Big Ten coaches and media. Jewell was also named to the 2017 Bednarik Watch List on July 10.

The FWAA will announce a Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week throughout the season and, in conjunction with the Charlotte Touchdown Club, announce five finalists for the 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Nov. 16. The winner will be announced Dec. 4 at the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Banquet inside the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jewell and the Hawkeyes open their season Sept. 2 against Wyoming. The game is set for kickoff at 11 a.m. (CT). Fans may purchase single game tickets or ticket mini-packs by contacting the UI Athletic Ticket Office at (800) IA-HAWKS, or online at hawkeyesports.com.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • UNI Basketball Media Day

    UNI Basketball Media Day

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-10-19 03:16:11 GMT

    It is media day for the Northern Iowa men's basketball program... Ben Jacobson lost talented seniors Jeremy Morgan and Jordan Ashton--but the Panthers return a good nucleus of players.

    More >>

    It is media day for the Northern Iowa men's basketball program... Ben Jacobson lost talented seniors Jeremy Morgan and Jordan Ashton--but the Panthers return a good nucleus of players.

    More >>
  • Iowa State Volleyball beats West Virginia 3-1

    Iowa State Volleyball beats West Virginia 3-1

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-10-19 02:11:22 GMT

    No. 22 Iowa State used a stifling block to defeat West Virginia 3-1 (25-18, 25-18, 25-27, 25-11) Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum. The win improved ISU to 13-4 overall on the season, 4-3 in Big 12 play.

    More >>

    No. 22 Iowa State used a stifling block to defeat West Virginia 3-1 (25-18, 25-18, 25-27, 25-11) Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum. The win improved ISU to 13-4 overall on the season, 4-3 in Big 12 play.

    More >>
  • UNI Volleyball sweeps Drake 3-0

    UNI Volleyball sweeps Drake 3-0

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 10:49 PM EDT2017-10-18 02:49:14 GMT
    The No. 25-ranked University of Northern Iowa volleyball squad bounced back from its first Missouri Valley Conference setback with a 3-0 triumph over the visiting Drake Bulldogs on Tuesday in the Mc...
    More >>
    The No. 25-ranked University of Northern Iowa volleyball squad bounced back from its first Missouri Valley Conference setback with a 3-0 triumph over the visiting Drake Bulldogs on Tuesday in the Mc...
    More >>
Powered by Frankly