The Bronko Nagurski Awards is an annual special that presents the Bronko Nagurski Trophy to the collegiate American football player adjudged by the membership of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) to be the best defensively in the National Collegiate Athletic Association; the award is presented by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the FWAA. The award is named for Bronko Nagurski, who played football for the University of Minnesota and the Chicago Bears. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy was first awarded in 1993 and first broadcast on Network TV in 2014.
Type: Award Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
Bronko Nagurski Awards - Tyler Matakevich - Netflix
Tyler John Matakevich (born December 22, 1992) is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Temple. He was drafted by the Steelers in the seventh round (246th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Bronko Nagurski Awards - 2016 - Netflix
On May 5, 2016, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Matakevich to a four-year, $2.40 million rookie contract that includes a signing bonus of $63,502. Throughout training camp, he competed for a roster spot against veteran Steven Johnson, L. J. Fort, and Travis Feeney. He impressed coaches and showed consistent play in the preseason. Head coach Mike Tomlin named him the backup inside linebacker to Ryan Shazier to start the regular season. He made his professional regular season debut in the Steelers' season-opening 38–16 victory over the Washington Redskins. The next game, he made his first career tackle in a 24–16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. On November 6, 2016, he recorded a season-high nine combined tackles in a 30–15 loss to the Miami Dolphins. In the Week 16 match-up against the Baltimore Ravens, he recorded two solo tackles in a 32–27 victory. He finished his rookie season with 20 combined tackles in 16 games. The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2016 season first in the AFC North with an 11-5 record and received a playoff berth. On January 8, 2017, Matakevich played in his first career playoff game as the Steelers defeated the Miami Dolphins 30–12 in the AFC Wildcard game.
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