Holliman named Bednarik Award Semifinalist

University of Louisville safety Gerod Holliman has been named a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award for the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year.

University of Louisville safety Gerod Holliman was named as 1 of 20 semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award for the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year.

Holliman, a redshirt sophomore, currently leads the ACC and all of college football with 10 interceptions. His 10 picks are the most for a Cardinal in a single season since 2000, when Anthony Floyd recorded 10.

He has recorded a pair of interceptions in one game three times this season, including against Florida State on Thursday night. He returned one interception of two interceptions at Florida International 32 yards for a touchdown.

Holliman has also totaled 27 tackles and has forced a fumble.

The product of Miami (Fla.) Southridge received Midseason All-America teams honors half-way through the season by Phil Steele, ESPN and CBSSports.

The ACC had two additional players make the list of 20 in Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley and Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman.

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