Williams adds more hardware to the trophy case

Oklahoma junior safety Roy Williams named the nation's top defensive player

The trophy case of Oklahoma junior safety Roy Williams just got a little bigger.

After winning the Jim Thorpe Award for the nation's best defensive back last weekend, Williams picked up another piece of hardware to add to his trophy case Monday night in Charlotte, N.C. when he was awarded with the Bronko Nagurski Award, given the nation's best defensive player.

Williams becomes the first defensive back to win the coveted Nagurski Trophy since Georgia's Champ Bailey won it in 1998.

Williams edged out North Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers for the award. Other finalists for the award included Oklahoma linebacker Rocky Calmus, Florida defensive end Alex Brown and Syracuse defensive end Dwight Freeney.


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