TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AL.com) - Minkah Fitzpatrick came up a little short in the first national defensive player of the year award handed out Monday.
By Thursday, he was up for another -- the Chuck Bednarik Award -- at the College Football Awards Show in Atlanta.
This time, he got the trophy.
Fitzpatrick beat Georgia's Roquan Smith and NC State's Bradley Chubb for the honor.
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