Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald wins Bednarik Award

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Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald wins Bednarik Award
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Pittsburgh's Aaron Donald poses for a photo with the Bronko Nagurski award for the NCAA college football defensive player of the year during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Donald averaged 2.2 tackles for loss per game while ranking 10th in forced fumbles and 13th in sacks per game. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald has won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the defensive player of the year in college football.

He also won the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's top interior lineman, earlier Thursday evening during the 23rd College Football Awards Show at Disney. It capped a big week for Donald, who took home the Bronko Nagurski award this week as the best defensive player in the country, and the Lombardi Award given annually to the nation's top college lineman.

Donald becomes the first Atlantic Coast Conference player to win the Bednarik Award since Maryland linebacker EJ Henderson in 2002. The senior finished the season with 54 tackles, 10 sacks, 26 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles.

Donald was selected over fellow finalists Anthony Barr from UCLA and C.J. Mosley of Alabama.