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LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., safety JaCoby Stevens, and linebacker Jabril Cox were all named to the Bednarik Award Watch List on Monday.

The Bednarik Award is presented annually to the outstanding defensive player in college football. Per

Stingley, a consensus All-America in 2019, started all 15 games for the Tigers a year ago and he capped his rookie season by leading the Southeastern Conference in both interceptions (6) and passes defended (21). Stingley tied an SEC Championship Game record with two interceptions in LSU's 37-10 win over Georgia in the league's title game.

Stevens, a senior, enters his third season as a starter for LSU in 2020. Stevens earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors three times in 2019 and was a second team All-SEC selection for the national champion Tigers. Stevens is LSU's leading returning tackler in 2020 as he racked up 92 tackles to go with 9.0 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks a year ago.

Cox, a graduate transfer linebacker from North Dakota State, enters his first year at LSU after winning back-to-back Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) national titles with the Bison in 2018 and 2019.

Cox was a two-time All-America at North Dakota State and he capped his career with the Bison with 258 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and 14 sacks. He added six interceptions and scored two defensive TDs in helping North Dakota State to a 45-1 mark during his three years.
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CharlesLSU43 months
looking forward to seeing Jabril in PnG
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Celery43 months
Feels so weird to have a Bednarik nominee who’s never played a down at LSU.
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225Tyga43 months
Hope they can play a season so these guys can get the awards!
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redfish9943 months
I really want see Cox and the Ivy League guy play and excel this year.
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