Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. College Sports

Aaron Donald named Most Outstanding Player at Senior Bowl practices

See also

Over a hundred college seniors from across the country are in Mobile, Alabama this week to prepare to impress NFL scouts in Saturday's Senior Bowl. Before the game was even played, senior defensive tackle Aaron Donald already made quite an impression.

Donald was named the Most Outstanding Overall Player at Thursday night's annual banquet at the Battle House Hotel for his performance during the week's practice sessions.

"I was able to use my leverage to move 300 or 600 pounds off of me," Donald said. "I just play football."

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is leading the North team in the game. He credited Donald's explosiveness and overall effort.

"Donald is a very explosive defensive tackle," Smith said. "I've been very impressed with him. He's short in stature by NFL standards and doesn't maybe have all the measurables, but he's one of the more explosive guys we have on the North squad. He's done a very nice job both in the running and the pass game."

Donald was the most-decorated player in the nation this year. He swept the awards circuit by winning the Bednarik, Lombardi, Nagurski and Outland awards. The only award he did not participate in was the Heisman Trophy.

Donald also earned the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year Award and helped lead the Panthers to a winning season (7-6) and a Little Ceasars Pizza Bowl victory.

Last year's most-outstanding player in the senior bowl practices, Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher, was the first player selected in last year's NFL draft.

for more info: Pitt web site Senior Bowl web site

Advertisement

Sports

  • David Price rumors
    Should the bottom-dwelling Tampa Bay Rays trade or keep pitching ace David Price?
    Video
    MLB Rumors
  • Maria Kirilenko slideshow
    Feast your eyes on the former fiance of Alex Ovechkin: The newly-single Maria Kirilenko
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has Alzheimer's disease, will step down
    NFL News
  • Sam responds to Dungy
    Michael Sam has the perfect response to Tony Dungy's controversial comments
    NFL News
  • Bella wardrobe malfunction
    Sexy diva Nikki Bella suffers wardrobe malfunction during WWE show
    Fight Sports
  • LeBron gives cupcakes
    LeBron James sends cupcakes to neighbors after press overtakes neighborhood
    Food & Drink