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Iowa's Jewell, Jackson make semifinal list for Bednarik Award

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Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell and defensive back Josh Jackson were named two of the eighteen semifinalists for the 2017 Chuck Bednarik Award. The award is presented annually to the nation's top defensive player.

Jewell leads Iowa with 81 tackles this season which leads the Big Ten and ranks fourth nationally. He has 2.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss, and one interception during the current season.

Jackson sits number one in the nation with 15 pass break-ups. The sophomore has recorded two interceptions and one blocked field goal.

Iowa is the only team in the country with two Bednarik semifinalists. The list of 18 will be trimmed to the top three on November 20.

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