Not that this is terribly surprising. Carl Nassib is a great story and I would have been equally impressed had he taken home the award, but Matakevich had a great season and most certainly is deserving of the win. No doubt he carries this momentum into the 2016 NFL Draft, where Matakevich is currently projected as a Day Two draftee.
Temple Owls' Tyler Matakevich Wins Chuck Bednarik Award
Another award to tack onto an already historic season for the Owls.