Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen had a fantastic senior year, earning him nominations as a finalist for several college football awards, including the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award and the Butkus Award.
On Monday, Allen was honored with the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
Kentucky senior LB Josh Allen wins Bronko Nagurski Trophy, awarded to the nation’s top defensive player— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 4, 2018
In 12 games this season, Allen registered 84 tackles, including 14 sacks and 18.5 tackles for a loss. He also forced five fumbles and had two fumble recoveries.
NEW: Josh Allen picked up his first National Defensive Player of the Year award last night and UK's first major national award since 1950 https://t.co/i1KkhTYsVU— Jon Hale (@JonHale_CJ) December 4, 2018
Allen is projected to be selected early in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft. Assuming he's able to stay healthy, he looks like he has a bright future ahead. His future pro team can only hope he's as good in the NFL has he's been with Kentucky.