PASADENA, Calif. — Texas A&M senior offensive lineman Jake Matthews won the Seminole Tribe of Florida Bobby Bowden Award. The former Florida State coach presented the award at the FCA breakfast on Friday morning.
The award is for high performance on the field, in class and in the community.
Other finalists for the 2013 award included Ole Miss punter Tyler Campbell, Arizona linebacker Jake Fischer, Oklahoma offensive lineman Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma State linebacker Shaun Lewis, and Alabama wide receiver Kevin Norwood.
Matthews joins former A&M quarterback Stephen McGee among winners of the award established in 2003 when Northwestern’s Jason Wright earned the first one. McGee won the award in 2008.
Other past winners include Texas’ Colt McCoy (2009) and Houston’s Case Keenum (2011).
Matthews, an All-American and two-time SEC first-team member, is expected to be a first-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft.