ATLANTA (AP) _ Georgia Tech linebacker Philip Wheeler has been
tabbed to the preseason watch list for the 2007 Bronko Nagurski
The award is presented by the Football Writers Association of
America to the best defensive player in college football.
Wheeler -- a senior from Columbus -- was named to the
All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team after leading the Yellow
Jackets in sacks with nine and tackles for loss with 14-point-5
He ranked fourth in the A-C-C in both categories.
He finished second on the Tech squad with 89 tackles.
The Charlotte Touchdown Club, which sponsors the award, will
hold the 2007 banquet on Monday, December 3, at the Westin Hotel in
Charlotte, North Carolina.
Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis won the 2006 Bronko
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