Boston College football has had two players named to trophy watch lists in two days. Yesterday, Nate Freese made the cut for the Lou Groza Award, and today, senior linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis was named to the watch list for the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
Pierre-Louis was one of 81 defensive players from across college football named to the list on Thursday by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). He was named to the 2012 watch list as well.
The Nagurski Trophy is awarded to the top defensive player in college football, and was won during the 2011 season by ex-Eagle Luke Kuechly.
Last season, Pierre-Louis was fourth on the team with 85 tackles, though he appeared in just nine of the team’s 12 games. He also added two sacks and four tackles for a loss. Pierre-Louis has so far totaled 252 tackles in his Boston College playing career.
This is a difficult award to win, and Luke Kuechly had to have a singularly outstanding season to earn it in 2011, so it will be a tall order in the face of tough competition. Still, it is an honor just to be named, as it is a sign that a player is considered one of the better defensive players in the nation. Congratulations are in order for Pierre-Louis.