For the second straight year, a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide has won the Bednarik Award!
2016’s award went to Jonathan Allen, while 2017’s went to Tide safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.
It was Fitzpatrick’s second award of the night, as he also took home the Thorpe Award.
Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick wins his second trophy of the night, earning the Chuck Bednarik Award for top defensive player. pic.twitter.com/ZTDQ1scnJ7— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) December 8, 2017
Allen and Fitzpatrick are the only two players in Alabama history to win the award.
Fitzpatrick had 52 total tackles, 6.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, an INT, six PD and one forced fumble this season.