University of Missouri

November 12, 2013 4:10 PM

Missouri’s Sam, Copeland nominated for national awards

Two Missouri football players were announced as awards candidates Tuesday as the season rolls into its final month. Defensive end Michael Sam, who already is in the running for the Bednarik and Lombardi Awards, was announced as one of 18 players on the midseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation’s best defensive end. Senior left guard Max Copeland was among 53 nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy, presented to the nation’s most outstanding player who started as a walk-on.

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