As the college football regular season winds down, the sport’s awards season starts to wind up. All of those watch lists from back in the summer? Those are getting trimmed. Other awards are putting out lists of new finalists.
Like the Pop Warner College Football Award, which announced Nebraska senior linebacker Mohamed Barry as one of six finalists. He was joined by Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown, Wake Forest running back Cade Carney, Penn State punter Blake Gillikin, USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. and Kansas safety Bryce Torneden.
The award recognizes “a graduating senior who has made a difference on the field, in the classroom and in his community, and serves as a role model to Pop Warner’s young student athletes.”
With two games to play, Barry leads Nebraska with 81 tackles. That total ranks fifth in the Big Ten. Barry was sixth in the conference with 112 tackles a year ago, earning third-team all-Big Ten honors and being named Nebraska’s team MVP on defense.
In addition to his play, Barry has also led in the classroom and community while at Nebraska. He has been a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and has been part of the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams all four years at Nebraska.
The award will be presented at the Pop Warner Super Bowl in Orlando in early December.
Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara was the first recipient of the award, winning it in 2010.
Congratulations to my guy @BarrySwavey. He is a finalist for the Pop Warner College Football award. The same award I was blessed to receive back in 2010. I cannot think of a better man to represent @HuskerFBNation. pic.twitter.com/32GGTecylk
— Prince Amukamara (@PrinceAmukamara) November 19, 2019
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