Audio from Lamarcus Joyner's sit-down interview with gathered media on Oct. 22, 2013:
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DALLAS (FWAA) - Florida State cornerback Lamarcus Joyner has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of Oct. 19.
Joyner, forced two fumbles, sacked the quarterback once, and intercepted a pass in the Seminoles' resounding 51-14 Atlantic Coast Conference showdown victory at Clemson.
The 5-8, 190-pound senior from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is on the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List. Five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy will be announced by the Football Writers Association of America on Nov. 21. The winner will be revealed on Dec. 9 during a banquet that the Charlotte Touchdown Club sponsors at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Florida head coach Will Muschamp will be the keynote speaker at the banquet.
Each Tuesday during the 2013 season the FWAA All-America Committee will select a national defensive player of the week from nominations made by the 10 Division I Bowl Subdivision conferences and major independents.
The FWAA has sponsored a National Defensive Player of the Year award since 1993 and has named a National Defensive Player of the Week since the 2001 season. Last year, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o won the coveted Bronko Nagurski Trophy at season's end. In 2007, the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown club added the Bronko Nagurski Legends Award, which is sponsored by Florida East Coast Railway. A top defensive player from a past FWAA All-America team is the annual recipient of that award. Former Georgia Tech great Randy Rhino is the winner of the 2013 award.
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The trophy is given in memory of the legendary All-American lineman at Minnesota (1927-29). Nagurski dominated college football at Minnesota as a bruising fullback and defensive tackle and could have been an All-America at any position. He then became a star for professional football's Chicago Bears in the 1930s.
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2013 Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Players of the Week
• Aug. 31: Collin Ellis, Northwestern
• Sept. 7: Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State
• Sept. 14: Anthony Barr, UCLA
• Sept. 21: Brock Hekking, Nevada
• Sept. 28: Shaquil Barrett, Colorado State
• Oct. 5: Terrance Plummer, UCF
• Oct. 12: Isaiah Newsome, ULM
• Oct. 19: Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State
"We ain't leaving without a victory. We ain't leaving without a victory. So y'all. Hey, my brothers, put a smile on your face. OK. Because Florida State, if we going to do it then, we do it big. Let's go baby. Let's fight."
MOBILE, Ala. -- It was the showdown that turned into the shutdown, at least where Florida State's defense is concerned.
While Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and Co. were shredding the Clemson defense, Seminoles' cornerback Lamarcus Joyner was wrecking havoc on the defensive side of the ball, helping shut down Tajh Boyd and the Tigers' potent offensive attack.
Joyner racked up eight solo tackles, one sack, forced two fumbles that led to FSU touchdowns and added an interception in the Seminoles' 51-14 rout of 3rd-ranked Clemson on Saturday night.
For his efforts, Joyner is the Reese's Senior Bowl's College Senior of the Week.
Joyner, who switched from safety to cornerback this season, has led a Seminoles defense that is ranked third in the nation, allowing just 12.3 points per game.
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Florida State's Jameis Winston has been named the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week for the third time this season after leading the fifth-ranked Seminoles to a stunning 51-14 road victory over No. 3 Clemson.
Winston completed 22-of-34 passes for a career-high 444 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth score in a game the Seminoles controlled from start to finish. Winston previously earned Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week honors this season in Week 1 (vs. Pittsburgh) and Week 6 (vs. Maryland).
"I'm very proud of him," Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said following the game. "The guy is a competitor."
Winston and the Seminoles return home next weekend to face North Carolina State on October 26.
Honorable Mention for Week Eight
Taysom Hill, BYU, Independent
Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois, MAC
Sean Mannion, Oregon State, Pac-12
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, SEC
Marcus Mariota, Oregon, Pac-12
Nick Marshall, Auburn, SEC
Maty Mauk, Missouri, SEC
Bryce Petty, Baylor, Big 12
During the first nine weeks of the season, a subset of the Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee will name a Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week. All 125 FBS quarterbacks are candidates for the award until semifinalists are announced on Nov. 4. Finalists will be announced Nov. 25 and the 2013 Davey O'Brien Winner will be announced on Dec. 12.
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Fans are invited to cast their vote for the nation's best college quarterback as often as once daily at www.VoteOBrien.org. The Fan Vote counts as five percent during each round of the voting process, and is combined with the results from the Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee, which is comprised of journalists, broadcasters, commentators and former winners. The 2013 Davey O'Brien Winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards airing Dec. 12 on ESPN and will be honored at the 37th Annual Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner on Feb. 16-17, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.
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The Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award is presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback and is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award. The Davey O'Brien Award honors candidates who exemplify Davey O'Brien's enduring character while exhibiting teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership in both academics and athletics. The award is overseen by the Davey O'Brien Foundation, which is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and has given away nearly $900,000 in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life. For more information, visit www.DaveyOBrien.org.
Rashad Greene has also been named the ACC Wide Receiver of the Week, Cameron Erving is the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week, Lamarcus Joyner has been named the ACC Defensive Back of the Week and Telvin Smith as been named the ACC co-Linebacker of the Week: