Jul 8, 2013 at 5:10 pm
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KNSI) Senior Ra’Shede Hageman was named to the 2013 Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List today by the Maxwell Football Club.
The Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1995. It is named after Chuck Bednarik, who is a member the College Football Hall of Fame (1969) and the NFL Hall of Fame (1967) after standout careers at Penn and with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Hageman is one of 75 defensive players named to the pre-season list. He is one of 14 defensive tackles and one of 11 players from the Big Ten on the list.
Hageman enters his final year of college football after a breakout junior season which saw the 6-6, 311-pound Minneapolis native record 35 tackles and six sacks.