ALL-AMERICAN BOWL ANNOUNCES FIVE FINALISTS FOR THE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

The All-American Bowl Selection Committee announced the finalists for the Defensive Player of the Year Award, given annually to the top defensive player in the country.
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The All-American Bowl Selection Committee announced the finalists for the Defensive Player of the Year Award, given annually to the top defensive player in the country.

Past winners of the award include Jaelan Phillips, Micah Parsons, and Bryan Bresee.

This year’s finalists are:

NAME POSITION SCHOOL CITY STATE
Zeke Berry DB De La Salle High School Concord CA
Cyrus Moss LB Bishop Gorman High School Las Vegas NV
Xavier Nwankpa DB Southeast Polk High School Pleasant Hill IA
Toriano Pride Jr. DB East St. Louis Senior High School East St. Louis IL
Mykel Williams DL Hardaway High School Hardaway GA

 

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