Football Writers Association of America Oct. 14, 2003
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Richardson
Senior spearheads upset of Washington

DALLAS (FWAA) Nevada's Jorge Cordova (Murrieta, Calif.) is this week's recipient of the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the school's 28-17 victory at Washington this past Saturday.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy

The senior defensive end had 16 tackles (11 unassisted), 4.5 sacks (minus-26 yards), a forced fumble and a blocked field goal attempt. His blocked a field goal was a 43-yarder that came in the third quarter with Nevada leading 14-7 and his forced a fumble was in the fourth quarter and was recovered by the Wolf Pack deep in their own territory.

For the third straight season, a panel from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) selects the winner of the weekly award on behalf of the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The winner is announced each Tuesday throughout the season.

Cordova is on the Watch List for the 2003 Bronko Nagurski Trophy which will be presented on Dec. 8 in Charlotte, N.C., by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.

2003 Bronko Nagurski Players of the Week
Sept. 9: Eric Henderson, Georgia Tech
Sept. 16: Jamaal Brimmer, UNLV
Sept. 23: Corey Webster, LSU
Sept. 30: Usama Young, Kent State
Oct. 7: Dave Ball, UCLA
Oct. 14: Jorge Cordova, Nevada
Oct. 21: Keiwan Ratliff, Florida
Oct. 28: Janssen Patton, Bowling Green
Nov. 4: Derrick Johnson, Texas
Nov. 11: Erik Coleman, Washington State

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