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Kentucky Football Team Awards

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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY FOOTBALL

2007 Team Awards

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

The recipient will be the player judged to have contributed the most to the team’s success, its biggest contributor with his play of the field. The award is selected by a vote of the team members. WINNER: Andre Woodson

MOST OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE PLAYER

This award is given to the squad’s best performer for the offensive unit, recognizing the best execution at his position of all team members. This award is determined by the coaching staff. WINNER: Andre Woodson

MOST OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER

This award is given to the squad’s best performer on the defensive squad, recognizing the best execution at his position of all team members. This award is determined by the coaching staff. WINNER: Wesley Woodyard and Jeremy Jarmon

MOST INSPIRATIONAL PLAYER

The winner of this award will have demonstrated outstanding leadership and motivation through his play and actions on and off the field, both during competition and practice as an ultimate team player. This award is given following a vote of the team’s members. WINNER: Jacob Tamme and Wesley Woodyard

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

The recipient will be the squad member who has made the most improvement in his play and contribution to the team’s success. It can be awarded based on progress since last spring, improvement from fall camp or development throughout the season. The coaches will select the winner of this award. WINNER: Steve Johnson and Corey Peters

OUTSTANDING FIRST-YEAR PLAYER

This award recognizes the efforts and performance of the top squad member in his first year in the football program. Those in consideration include freshmen and transfers. The award will be determined by members of the coaching staff. WINNER: Derrick Locke

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

This award will honor the player who made the biggest contribution to the squad’s success as a member of one or more of the special teams. The recipient will be selected by the coaches. WINNER: Tim Masthay

MOST OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

This award will be given to a member of the offensive line who consistently plays at a high level and contributes to the team’s success and production. This award will be based on game grades and the recommendation of the coaching staff. WINNER: Jason Leger

JERRY CLAIBORNE AWARD

The recipient of the award will be a senior who exemplifies the attributes and ideals championed by one of Kentucky’s outstanding former head coaches. It will be based upon academic success and the display of a team-oriented attitude throughout the season. It will be selected by the coaching staff. WINNER: Jacob Tamme

MOST VALUABLE SCOUT TEAM PLAYERS

The awards honor another unsung facet of a football program, the players who perform on the scout teams during practice sessions. The honorees will be selected based on effort, attitude and performance in contributing behind the scenes to the team’s success. They will be determined by members of the coaching staff. WINNERS: Curtis Pulley (Offense) and Ronnie Sneed (Defense)

Article written by Matt Jones