WKU's Clayton White a Broyles Award nominee

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The Frank and Barbara Broyles Foundation announced Wednesday the nominees for the Broyles Award, which honors college football’s top assistant coaches.

Western Kentucky defensive coordinator Clayton White is one of the 56 nominees for the award. He's orchestrated a defense which ranks 23rd against the pass (186.4 yards per game allowed), 26th in team passing efficiency defense (112.4), 36th with 162 first downs allowed, 42nd with 23.7 points allowed per game and 46th in total defense (371.8 yards per game allowed).

White also spent the 2010 season with WKU as the program's defensive backs coach and co-special teams coordinator. He's also coached most recently at North Carolina State and Connecticut before that.

The 56 nominees in this year’s class were selected from approximately 1,500 assistant coaches representing 129 Division I programs. For the first time in the award’s 22-year history, a committee representing the Football Writers Association of America was also included in the Broyles Award selection process.