Josh Allen needs to invest in a trophy case.
Earlier today Kentucky’s prolific pass rusher was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press. On Thursday he is up for another award. Allen is one of four finalists for the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation’s top defensive end for the last 17 years. The other finalists are Jaylon Ferguson (Louisiana Tech), Clelin Ferrell (Clemson) and Sutton Smith (Northern Illinois).
Before the Hendricks Award is doled out, his hands could already be filled with trophies.
Tonight he will be in Charlotte for the presentation of the Nagurski Award, given to the nation’s top defensive player. Thursday night he’ll also discover if he’s won the Bednarik Award (defensive player of the year), the Butkus Award (top linebacker) or named the Walter Camp Player of the Year. Allen will be in Newport Beach, California on Sunday for the Lott IMPACT Trophy Award presentation.
It’s going to be a wild week for Josh Allen. I just hope he included a trophy case on his Christmas wish list.