July 7, 2014
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa defensive linemen Carl Davis has been named to the 2014 Bednarik Award watch list. The Bednarik Award is presented annually to the top defensive college football player each season. Past award winners have included Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh), Manti Te’o (Notre Dame) and Tyrann Mathieu (LSU).
Davis garnered second team All-Big Ten honors from league coaches last season following a 2013 campaign that was highlighted by a combined 42 tackles. Looking to carry over the success found in 2013, the senior from Detroit, Michigan has gathered preseason notice.
Davis was tabbed preseason fourth-team All-America and preseason first-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports, as well as preseason third-team All-America and second-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele.
Davis and the Hawkeyes will open the 2014 season by hosting Northern Iowa on Aug. 30 inside Kinnick Stadium. Tickets are available to be purchased by contacting the UI Athletics Ticket Office at (800) IA-HAWKS. For more information on the Chuck Bednarik Award visit: maxwellfootballclub.org.