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Juan Thornhill named to 2018 Bednarik Award Watch List

The award is given annually to the best defensive player in college football

NCAA Football: Virginia at Miami Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The MFC announced their watch list for the upcoming season’s Chuck Bednarik Award this morning and UVA Senior Juan Thornhill was included among the potential candidates.

Thornhill leads a defense that finished 43rd last year in Def S&P+ and will be looking to finish his career in Charlottesville with another strong season. He recorded 63 tackles, 4 INTs, and 12 pass breakups in 2017 and will possibly spend time lining up at both safety and corner in Nick Howell’s defense.

Check out what Thornhill was up to last season in video format here:

The pick at 3:04 is my personal favorite.