UCLA held its football banquet tonight, and gave out its awards. Defensive tackle Brigham Harwell as the defensive MVP and receiver Terrance Austin was the offensive MVP.
Below is the whole list of award winners:
BRIGHAM HARWELL AND TERRENCE AUSTIN
SELECTED UCLA FOOTBALL’S MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS
Defensive tackle Brigham Harwell and wide receiver Terrence Austin were selected winners of UCLA’s Henry R. “Red” Sanders Award for Most Valuable Player at the Annual UCLA Football Awards Banquet, held Wednesday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Harwell, a season team captain, returned from a knee injury to start all 12 games in 2008. He earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors while making 53 tackles to rank sixth on the squad. He was third on the squad with 6.0 tackles for loss and concluded his Bruin career with 26.5 tackles behind the line.
Austin led the Bruins with 53 receptions, the most by a Bruin wide receiver since Craig Bragg made 73 catches in 2003. In addition, he set UCLA season records for all-purpose yards (1,878), kickoff return yards (1,109) and kickoff returns (46). He ranked 16th in the NCAA in all-purpose yardage.
The complete list of winners:
Charles Pike Memorial Award for Outstanding Scout Team Player: Offense: running back Johnathan Franklin, running back Milton Knox; Defense: end Damien Holmes, tackle Justin Mann
Jack. R. Robinson Award for Highest Scholarship of a Senior Player: punter Aaron Perez
N.N. Sugarman Award for Best Leadership: Offense: quarterback Kevin Craft; Defense: linebacker Reggie Carter
Captain Don Brown Memorial Award for Most Improved Player: Offense: tackle Mike Harris; Defense: cornerback Michael Norris
John Boncheff, Jr. Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year: Offense: wide receiver Taylor Embree; Defense: linebacker Akeem Ayers, safety Rahim Moore
Ed Kezirian “Coach K” Award for Academic and Athletic Excellence: offensive tackle Jeff Baca
Tommy Prothro Award for Outstanding Special Teams Player: place kicker Kai Forbath, safety Glenn Love, punter Aaron Perez
Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior: defensive tackle Brigham Harwell
George W. Dickerson Award for Outstanding Offensive Player vs. USC: running back Kahlil Bell
Donn Moomaw Award for Outstanding Defensive Player vs. USC: tackle Brian Price
Paul I. Wellman Memorial Award for All-Around Excellence: Offense: tight end Ryan Moya; Defense: cornerback Alterraun Verner
Jerry Long “Heart” Award: Offense: wide receiver Marcus Everett; Defense: end Korey Bosworth
Henry R. “Red” Sanders Award for Most Valuable Player: Offense: wide receiver Terrence Austin; Defense: tackle Brigham Harwell