DALLAS (AP) - Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley isn't letting
star quarterback Cam Newton garner all the headlines this season.
Fairley was among five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy
announced Wednesday by the Football Writers Association of America
and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.
The other finalists are Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers,
Georgia linebacker Justin Houston, Boston College linebacker Luke
Kuechly and LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson.
The Nagurski Trophy is given to the nation's top defensive
player regardless of position. It will be presented Dec. 6 in
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