Penn State sophomore defensive end Shareef Miller was added to the Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List on Friday. Miller joins Marcus Allen and Jason Cabinda, who were named to the watch list in July. The award is given to the Defensive Player of the Year in college football.
Miller has been an impact player for the stout Penn State defense through five games. Currently, he leads the team with six tackles for loss, two sacks and three quarterback hurries. Additionally, Miller has sixteen tackles on the season, including a career-high five tackles at Iowa. Under the lights of Kinnick Stadium, Miller donned his friend and fellow defensive end Torrence Brown's No. 19 jersey, after Brown suffered a season-ending injury against Georgia State.
Miller looks to become the fifth Nittany Lion to win the award joining, LaVar Arrington, Paul Posluszny (twice) and Dan Connor. The Bednarik Award has been presented since 1995 and Penn State has won more than any other school.