Carder On Bednarik Award Watch List
Aug. 9, 2010
SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. -- TCU linebacker Tank Carder has been named to the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award, presented by the Maxwell Football Club to the nation's top defensive player.
A preseason All-American, Carder also appears on watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award. The Preseason Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Carder was also tabbed the Best Linebacker in Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football.
Carder was an All-MWC selection in his first year as a starter last season. His 89 tackles placed second on TCU behind only Daryl Washington (109) and were 19 more than the next-closest Horned Frog (Alex Ibiloye, 70).
Carder was third on TCU with 10 tackles for loss. He topped the Horned Frogs while tying for second in the MWC with 10 pass breakups.
A junior from Sweeny, Texas, Carder received MWC Defensive Player of the Week accolades following a win over Utah when he totaled nine tackles, including one for loss, while returning an interception 15 yards for a touchdown. The performance earned him a Helmet Sticker from ESPN's Rece Davis.
Carder is one of seven returning starters on a TCU defense that has led the nation in total defense each of the last two seasons.