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          Release: 11/23/2009
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Suh Continues to Gain National Honors

Nebraska senior defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was named a finalist for two major national awards on Monday. Suh was selected as one of three finalists for both the Outland Trophy and the Bednarik Award. Both awards will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 10 at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show in Orlando, Fla. The show will be televised by ESPN.

The Outland Trophy is presented annually to the best interior lineman in college football. He is joined by Oklahoma State offensive tackle Russell Okung and Idaho offensive guard Mike Iupati as finalists. Nebraska has previously won eight Outland Trophies, most recently Aaron Taylor in 1997.

The Chuck Bednarik Award is presented annually by the Maxwell Football Club to the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year. Suh is joined among the finalists by Alabama nose guard Terrence Cody and Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes.  

Earlier on Monday, Suh was named the Lott Trophy IMPACT Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season, becoming the first player in Lott Trophy history to earn the weekly award three times in one season. Finalists for the Lott Trophy will be announced later this week.

The 6-4, 300-pound Suh is also one of four finalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award and one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. Suh leads Nebraska with 65 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 20 quarterback hurries, 10 pass breakups and three blocked kicks, while adding 6.5 sacks.

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