Football Writers Association of America Nov. 9, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Richardson
Free safety helps Utes stay unbeaten

DALLAS (FWAA) Utah free safety Morgan Scalley (Salt Lake City, Utah) is this week's recipient of the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week award for his performance in the Utes' 63-31 win over Colorado State this past Saturday.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy

The senior returned a fumble a school-record 88 yards for a touchdown and picked off two passes and accumulated 40 yards in returns on those plays. He had five tackles (two unassisted) and a pass breakup for the unbeaten Utes.

For the fourth straight season, the All-America committee of the the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) will select the winner of the weekly award on behalf of the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The winner has been announced each Tuesday throughout the season.

Scalley, who has been added to the Watch List for the 2004 Bronko Nagurski Trophy, is the final winner of the weekly award this season. The FWAA will name the Nagurski Trophy semifinalists on Monday, Nov. 15 and the 2004 trophy will be presented on Dec. 6 in Charlotte, N.C. by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.

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2004 Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Players of the Week
Sept. 11: Michael Boley, Southern Miss
Sept. 18: Matt McCoy, San Diego State
Sept. 25: Derrick Martin, Wyoming
Oct. 2: Junior Rosegreen, Auburn
Oct. 9: Mike Patterson, USC
Oct. 16: Scott Starks, Wisconsin
Oct. 23: Chris Harris, Louisiana-Monroe
Oct. 30: Tim McGarigle, Northwestern
Nov. 6: Morgan Scalley, Utah

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