Josh Allen is in elite company.
The Kentucky senior outside linebacker is one of three finalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given to college football’s most outstanding defensive player. The other two finalists are Alabama’s Quinnen Williams and Clemson’s Christian Wilkins.
From two-star to superstar, Allen holds UK’s career and single-season sack records. He ranks third in the nation in sacks (13), second in forced fumbles (five) and tenth in tackles for loss (17.5).
The award will be given during the College Football Awards Show December 6 on ESPN. On that day he could also win the Butkus Award, given to the nation’s top linebacker. A Kentucky football player has never won the Butkus or the Bednarik Award.