Adams, Bowden Named Semifinalists

The Maxwell Football Club announced the 2006 semifinalists for the Bednarik Award and George Munger Award on Wednesday. Clemson senior defensive end Gaines Adams was one of 16 players on the list for the Bednarik, given to the nation's top defensive player. Tommy Bowden was named one of the semifinalists for the Munger Award, presented to the College Coach of the Year.

Adams, also a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award and Ted Hendricks Award, leads the Atlantic Coast Conference with 8.5 sacks and ranks eighth nationally in that category. He is third in school history with 24 career sacks. He set a Clemson record with a sack in six straight games after recording one in a 31-7 win over #13 Georgia Tech last Saturday.

The announcement of the winner of the Bednarik Award will be made during the Home Depot College Football Awards Show that will be broadcast on ESPN on December 7, 2006. Three finalists for the award will be in attendance. The Maxwell Football Club will announce the winner of the 18th George Munger Award via a press release in December.

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