University at Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack has been named the winner of the 2013 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Linebacker Trophy, as announced by the organization. The trophy is among several awards won by the UB Senior.
Mack also won the Jack Lambert Award and his Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
During the regular season Mack racked up 100 tackles and led MAC in sacks with 10.5 and tackles for loss with 19. He has established NCAA career records for tackles for loss (75) and forced fumbles (16). Showing his versatility Mack also intercepted a trio of passes and returned a pair for touchdowns this year.
Mack was also named a first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America. He was previously named a first-team All-American by Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, and SB Nation writers, as well as being named to the Associated Press, Walter Camp and USA Today second team.
Twenty-one CFPA winners have been first-round NFL Draft selections. Most mock drafts have Khalil Mack going between 6th and 14th.