Fuller on short list for best defensive player

footballFormer Good Counsel standout Kendall Fuller has been named to the 2014 Bednarik Award Watch List.

Fuller, the 2012 All-Sentinel Player of the Year, is among a group of 76 student-athletes nationwide that have been selected to the list that honors the best defensive player in college football.

As a freshman cornerback at Virginia Tech last season, Fuller earned the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

The Baltimore native became the first Hokie to be named the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year after ranking fifth nationally in interceptions with six and leading the conference with 16 passes defended. Fuller finished the regular season with 56 tackles including 37 solo stops.

Fuller was named the ACC Defensive Back of the Week on Oct. 28 after intercepting three passes in Virginia Tech’s 13-10 loss to Duke. He was also named the ACC Defensive Back of the Week on Dec. 2 after recording one interception and four pass break ups in a win at Virginia.

“Being able to make that big of an impact as a freshman is definitely something special,” said Fuller.

Fuller, who started in eleven of Virginia Tech’s twelve games, was a prominent member of a secondary unit that featured older brother Kyle.

Fuller is the fourth member of his immediate family to wear a Virginia Tech uniform, following in the footsteps of brothers Vincent and Corey Fuller. The Good Counsel product has also earned preseason accolades from various national publications.

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