Oklahoma's Lehman takes Bednarik Award

Friday, December 12th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) _ Oklahoma linebacker Teddy Lehman won the Chuck Bednarik Trophy as the nation's best defensive player Thursday night.

Lehman was the leader of Oklahoma's top-ranked defense, helping the Sooners make the Bowl Championship Series title game at the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 4.

Lehman led the Sooners with 109 tackles, including 17 for losses. He also had one sack, one interception and one forced fumble.

Lehman beat out teammate Tommie Harris and Florida State linebacker Michael Boulware for the trophy.

The announcement was made during the Home Depot college football awards show.