November 7, 2007
One day after being named a finalist for the Lombardi Award, Virginia defensive end Chris Long has been named as one of 15 semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given to the nation's most outstanding defensive player. The honor will be awarded on December 6 on ESPN's Home Depot College Football Awards Show.
Long boast an ACC leading 12 sacks and eight passes defended this season. The Cavaliers will travel to Miami on Saturday to face the Hurricanes.