View Full Version : UT & Houstons Orakpo wins Bronko Nagurski Trophy

12-08-2008, 10:10 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo spent a frustrating Saturday night watching the Longhorns' hopes of playing for the national championship dashed.

Sunday afternoon he gave Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes tips on how to stop Oklahoma, which reached the championship game despite a loss to Orakpo's Longhorns.

Orakpo finally got a reason to celebrate Sunday night, when he beat out Spikes and three other finalists to win the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, awarded by the Charlotte Touchdown Club to the nation's top defensive player.

12-08-2008, 02:37 PM
Usually when I fall in love with players like I have with Orakpo....we have absolutely no shot at the guy. congrates to brian . I'm going to enjoy watching him play next year.