Football Seminoles Honored at Annual Awards Banquet
Dec. 4, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisherand the rest of the FSU football program celebrated the accomplishments of the 2011 regular season Sunday night at the University Center, recognizing the most outstanding Seminoles during the annual awards banquet.
Redshirt junior quarterback EJ Manuel, junior defensive end Brandon Jenkins, sophomore defensive end Bjoern Werner and senior linebacker Nigel Bradham claimed the evening's top honors as the Most Valuable Players on offense and defense, respectively. Juniors punt returner Greg Reid, defensive end Toshmon Stevens, kicker Dustin Hopkins and senior punter Shawn Powellwere selected as the Most Valuable Players on special teams.
Among the many awards presented during the two-hour program, Fisher announced the permanent captains for 2011 were Powell for special teams, Bradham for the defense and Manuel for the offense.
Florida State recognized its 16 seniors by awarding each with a framed jersey. In his closing comments, Fisher commended the seniors for continuing to set the standard that the future players should aspire and commended his team for battling through adversity that they faced throughout the season.
"I really mean this. This is by far my favorite team that I've ever been around in my 22 years of coaching," Fisher said. "The character that this team has shown this season has been remarkable."
The 2011 Florida State football award winners recognized in the banquet were:
Bob Crenshaw Award: Lamarcus Joyner, EJ Manuel
Don Powell Award (Unsung Hero): Mike Harris
Bill McGrotha Award: Nigel Bradham, Cornellius Carradine
Defensive Warrior: Everett Dawkins
Offensive Warrior: Bryan Stork
Top Conditioned Athlete: Rodney Smith
Offensive Scout Team Players of the Year: Daniel Foose, Anthony Porterfield, Jacob Coker
Defensive Scout Team Players of the Year: Shayne Broxsie, Chad Colley
Special Teams Newcomers of the Year: James Wilder Jr., Karlos Williams
Special Teams Most Valuable Players: Toshmon Stevens, Greg Reid, Dustin Hopkins, Shawn Powell
Top Newcomers, Offense: Bobby Hart, Nick O'Leary, Devonta Freeman, Rashad Greene
Devaughn Darling Award/Top Newcomers, Defense: Cameron Erving, Timmy Jernigan
Most Improved Player, Offense: Christian Green
Most Improved Player, Defense: Lamarcus Joyner
Attitude Award, Offense: Lonnie Pryor
Attitude Award, Defense: Vince Williams, Terrance Parks
Leadership Award, Offense: EJ Manuel, Lonnie Pryor
Leadership Award, Defense: Nigel Bradham, Anthony McCloud
Unselfish Leadership Award: Andrew Datko, David Spurlock, Chris Thompson
Skill Blocker Award: Lonnie Pryor
Mr. Versatile: Christian Jones, Telvin Smith, Mike Harris
Mr. Dependable Skill: Xavier Rhodes
Most Valuable Player, Offense: EJ Manuel
Most Valuable Player, Defense: Nigel Bradham, Brandon Jenkins, Bjoern Werner
2011 Permanent Captains: Nigel Bradham, EJ Manuel, Shawn Powell
Freshmen:Lamarcus Brutus, Derrick Mitchell, Austin Barron, Devonta Freeman, Rashad Grene, Bobby Hart
Sophomores:Terrence Brooks, Lamarcus Joyner, Jeff Luc, Bjoern Werner, Chad Abram, Daniel Foose, Kenny Shaw, Clint Trickett
Juniors: Cornellius Carradine, Dustin Hopkins
Seniors:Chad Colley, Zebrie Sanders