The Bronko Nagurski Trophy, awarded to the best defensive player in college football, has been a staple of the FWAA's awards since 1993. It is sponsored by the Charlotte Touchdown Club, which has held the annual awards banquet since 1995.
Landry, a senior free safety from
Heading into his final season with the Tigers, Landry has already been named first-team preseason All-America by Athlon Sports, Lindy's Magazine and Blue Ribbon Magazine. He's a second-team preseason All-America pick by the Sporting News.
Landry, who enters his fourth season as a starter in the secondary for the Tigers, has 241 career tackles to his credit along with 12.5 sacks and nine interceptions. Dating back to the 2003 season, Landry has started in 35 straight games.
Landry earned third-team All-America honors from the Associated Press following the 2005 season as well as being a first-team all-conference pick. He was named second-team All-SEC in both 2003 and 2004.
The FWAA All-America Committee selects the Bronko Nagurski winner from the association's 11-man All-America defensive team in late November. Players may be added from the Bronko Nagurski Watch List during the course of the 2005 season.
For the sixth straight season, the FWAA will select Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Players of the Week, beginning with games the week of Sept. 2 and running through the middle of November. Each national player of the week will be added to the trophy's watch list throughout the season.
The 2006 banquet is set for
Monday, Dec. 4, at the Westin Hotel in