Nine Big Ten football student-athletes were named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award, which is given to the nation's top defensive player. Big Ten standouts on the Bednarik Award watch list are Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn and safety Tyler Sash, Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones, Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward and linebacker Ross Homan, Penn State defensive end Jack Crawford, Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan and Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland and defensive end J.J. Watt. The Big Ten has claimed seven Bednarik Awards, most recently when Nittany Lions linebacker Dan Connor was honored in 2007.
FB: Nine Big Ten Standouts Named to Bednarik Award Watch List
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