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Lorenzo Doss Named To 2014 Bednarik Award Watchlist
 
Junior cornerback Lorenzo Doss was named to the 2014 Chuck Bednarik Award Watchlist as one of the best defensive players in all of college football.
 
Junior cornerback Lorenzo Doss was named to the 2014 Chuck Bednarik Award Watchlist as one of the best defensive players in all of college football.
 
 

July 7, 2014

NEW ORLEANS - While several months have passed since the Green Wave football team last took to the gridiron, Tulane standout Lorenzo Doss picked up where he left off last season when it comes to awards as the junior cornerback was named to the 20th Annual Chuck Bednarik Award Watchlist as one of the top defensive players in the nation on Monday.

The Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1995 and is named in honor of the former UPenn and Philadelphia Eagles star who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1969.

The honor comes one year after Doss claimed second-team All-America honors from Sports Illustrated and The Walter Camp Foundation when he led the team with seven interceptions - including two returned for touchdowns - while finishing third with nine pass break-ups and 10th with 34 tackles (25 solo, 9 assists).

In addition to claiming All-America status following his sophomore campaign, Doss also claimed Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year distinction from SB Nation and College Sports Madness, was tabbed Louisiana Defensive Player of the Year by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association, earned first-team All C-USA honors by the league coaches and media members as well as from College Sports Madness and was listed first-team All-Louisiana by the LSWA.

While helping the Green Wave post a 7-6 record and qualify for a bowl game for the first time in over a decade, Doss finished the 2013 campaign second in C-USA in interceptions per game (0.5) and third in passes defensed per outing (1.2) while ranking fourth and 22nd nationally in the respective categories.

Doss was named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week and Thorpe Award Defensive Back of the Week after picking off two passes, returning one 59 yards for a touchdown, and posting three tackles (2 solo, 1 assist) against North Texas on Oct. 5. He also had a 69-yard pick-six and a fumble return of 31 yards while posting four stops (1 solo, 3 assists) at FAU on Nov. 2.

 

 

He tied a career high with six tackles (3 solo, 3 assists) to go with half a tackle for loss and a pair of pass break-ups at Rice on Nov. 30 and had a career-high three pass break-ups to go with an interception and a solo tackle at Louisiana Tech on Sept. 12. Doss had two-tackle performances on five occasions, including games with an interception vs. Jackson State on Aug. 29, adding a tackle for loss vs. East Carolina on Oct. 12, breaking up a pair of passes at UTSA on Nov. 9 and pulling down an interception against UTEP on Nov. 23. Doss' other pick came against Tulsa on Oct. 26.

Doss has played in all 25 games with 22 starts for his career, posting 78 tackles (58 solo, 20 assists) with 12 interceptions, 11 pass break-ups, two fumble recoveries and 1.5 tackles for loss. He shares the Tulane career record in interceptions returned for touchdowns with a pair while ranking second with 264 interception return yards and tied for sixth with 12 picks.

In the Tulane single-season record book, Doss sits sixth and tied for eighth in interceptions with seven in 2013 and five in 2012, respectively, while ranking seventh with a 26.4 yards-per-interception-return average last season.

Doss is one of four student-athletes from American Athletic Conference institutions to earn a spot on the 2014 Bednarik Award Watchlist, joining Memphis defensive end Martin Ifedi, Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich and UCF linebacker Terrance Plummer.

Semifinalists for the Bednarik Award will be announced Nov. 3 with the three finalists being unveiled on Nov. 24. The winners of the Bednarik Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show held on December 11, 2014. The formal presentations of these awards will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala hosted by Revel Casino Hotel Atlantic City on March 6, 2015.

The watchlist candidates have been chosen by the Maxwell Football Club's selection committee, which analyzes both past performance and future potential. The Club reserves the right to make additions and deletions to these lists as the 2014 season unfolds. All members of the Maxwell Football Club, NCAA sports information directors, FBS head coaches and selected national media are eligible to vote for the awards.

Tulane will kick off the 2014 on Thursday, Aug. 28, when the Green Wave travel to Oklahoma to take on fellow American Athletic Conference newcomer Tulsa at 7 p.m. before opening the home portion of the schedule on Saturday, Sept. 6, against Georgia Tech at 3 p.m. in the new, on-campus Yulman Stadium.

For season ticket information, which packages starting as low as $200, contact the Tulane Athletics Ticket Office at (504) 861-WAVE (9283). The Tulane Ticket Office is located on the first floor of the James W. Wilson, Jr. Center and is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, log onto the official website at www.TulaneGreenWave.com.

2014 CHUCK BEDNARICK AWARD WATCHLIST


Henry Anderson        DE       Stanford        Senior
Stephone Anthony      LB       Clemson         Senior
Vic Beasley           DE       Clemson         Senior
Michael Bennett       DT       Ohio State      Senior
Joey Bosa             DE       Ohio State      Sophomore
Kelby Brown           LB       Duke            Senior
Malcom Brown          DT       Texas           Junior
Shilique Calhoun      DE       Michigan State  Junior
Alex Carter           CB       Stanford        Junior
Sam Carter            S        TCU             Senior
Jeremy Cash           S        Duke            Junior
Frank Clark           DE       Michigan        Senior
Landon Collins        S        Alabama         Junior
Christian Covington   DT       Rice            Junior
Su'a Cravens          S        USC             Sophomore
Carl Davis            DT       Iowa            Senior
Trey DePriest         LB       Alabama         Senior
Quandre Diggs         CB       Texas           Senior
Lorenzo Doss          CB       Tulane          Junior
Kurtis Drummond       S        Michigan State  Senior
Alvin Dupree          DE       Kentucky        Senior
Mario Edwards         DE       Florida State   Junior
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu       CB       Oregon          Senior
Kyler Fackrell        LB       Utah State      Junior
Devonte Fields        DE       TCU             Sophomore
Trey Flowers          DE       Arkansas        Senior
Leonard Floyd         LB       Georgia         Sophomore
Dante Fowler          DE       Florida         Junior
Kendall Fuller        CB       Virginia Tech   Sophomore
Markus Golden         DE       Missouri        Senior
Randy Gregory         DE       Nebraska        Junior
Bryce Hager           LB       Baylor          Senior
Vernon Hargreaves     CB       Florida         Sophomore
Eli Harold            DE       Virginia        Junior
Anthony Harris        S        Virginia        Senior
Ben Heeney            LB       Kansas          Senior
Chucky Hunter         DT       TCU             Senior
Martin Ifedi          DE       Memphis         Senior
Myles Jack            LB       UCLA            Sophomore
Grady Jarrett         DT       Clemson         Senior
Jordan Jenkins        LB       Georgia         Junior
A.J. Johnson          LB       Tennessee       Senior
Karl Joseph           S        West Virginia   Junior
Eric Kendricks        LB       UCLA            Senior
Hau'oli Kikaha        LB       Washington      Senior
Jordan Lucas          CB       Penn State      Junior
Luther Maddy          DT       Virginia Tech   Senior
Tyler Matakevich      LB       Temple          Junior
Lorenzo Mauldin       LB       Louisville      Senior
Benardrick McKinney   LB       Mississippi St. Junior
Ryan Mueller          DE       Kansas State    Senior
Shawn Oakman          DE       Baylor          Junior
Norkeithus Otis       DE       North Carolina  Senior
Denzel Perryman       LB       Miami           Senior
Terrance Plummer      LB       UCF             Senior
Cody Prewitt          S        Ole Miss        Senior
Hayes Pullard         LB       USC             Senior
Cedric Reed           DE       Texas           Senior
Jordan Richards       S        Stanford        Senior
A'Shawn Robinson      DE       Alabama         Sophomore
James Rouse           DT       Marshall        Senior
KeiVarae Russell      CB       Notre Dame      Junior
Jake Ryan             LB       Michigan        Senior
Frank Shannon         LB       Oklahoma        Junior
Danny Shelton         DT       Washington      Senior
Derron Smith          S        Fresno State    Senior
Jaylon Smith          LB       Notre Dame      Sophomore
Eric Striker          LB       Oklahoma        Junior
Charles Tapper        DE       Oklahoma        Junior
A.J. Tarpley          LB       Stanford        Senior
Robenson Therezie     S        Auburn          Senior
Shaq Thompson         LB       Washington      Junior
Trae Waynes           CB       Michigan State  Junior
Leonard Williams      DE       USC             Junior
P.J. Williams         CB       Florida State   Junior
Ramik Wilson          LB       Georgia         Senior

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