By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi is a finalist for the 2021 Dodd Trophy, which goes to the nation’s top college football coach.

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Narduzzi is one of five coaches in the running for the award that recognizes scholarship, leadership and integrity both on and off the field.

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He’s joined by Cincinnati’s Luke Fickell, Baylor’s Dave Aranda, Wake Forest’s Dave Clawson and Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh.

Finalists were selected by a panel made up of all previous winners, national media, a member of the Dodd family and a College Football Hall of Fame member.

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The winner of the 2021 Dodd Trophy will be announced during bowl week at this year’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, where Pitt will face off against Michigan State University.