The All-American Bowl Selection Committee announced the finalists for the Defensive Player of the Year Award, given annually to the top defensive player in the country.
The All-American Bowl’s Defensive Player of the Year winner will be named during the 2023 All-American Bowl Awards Show on Friday, January 6th in San Antonio, Texas.
Past winners of the award include Jaelan Phillips, Micah Parsons, and Bryan Bresee.
This year’s finalists are:
|CJ Allen||LB||Lamar County High School||Barnesville||GA|
|Drayk Bowen||LB||Andrean High School||Merrillville||IN|
|Vic Burley||DL||Warner Robins High School||Warner Robins||GA|
|Caleb Downs||DB||Mill Creek High School||Hoschton||GA|
|Blake Nichelson||LB||Manteca High School||Manteca||CA|