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Kyle Fuller Named Semifinalist For Thorpe, Bednarik Awards

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Virginia Tech senior cornerback Kyle Fuller has been named a Chuck Bednarik Award semifinalist today, one of 16 remaining players on the list:

The Bednarik Award is given to the best defensive player in the nation as judged by the Maxwell Football Club. Fuller was also named a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is awarded to the best defensive back in the nation by the Jim Thorpe Association:

So far this season, Fuller has collected 24 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, 2 interceptions, 12 passes defensed, 10 pass breakups, 1 quarterback hurry, 1 forced fumble and a blocked kick.

Fuller has played in all eight games for the Hokies this season, starting seven. The lone game he did not start was this past weekend, when due to injury he was relegated to special teams duty. His younger brother Kendall started in his place and earned National True Freshman of the Week honors from 247Sports and Co-Defensive Back of the Week by the ACC:

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