UCLA football team awards

UCLA team awards were handed out at the annual banquet held Sunday evening. Few surprises, but of note: Johnathan Franklin and Anthony Barr were awarded offensive and defensive MVP; Jake Brendel, Datone Jones and Ka’imi Fairbarin were most improved; Jeff Locke was given all-around excellence.

Here’s the full list:

*Henry R. “Red” Sanders Award for Most Valuable Player
Offense – Johnathan Franklin; Defense – Anthony Barr
*Captain Don Brown Memorial Award for Most Improved Player
Offense – Jake Brendel; Defense – Datone Jones; Special Teams – Ka’imi Fairbairn
*George W. Dickerson Award for Outstanding Offensive Player Against USC
Johnathan Franklin
*Donn Moomaw Award for Outstanding Defensive Player Against USC
Eric Kendricks
*N.N. Sugarman Award for Best Leadership
Offense – Johnathan Franklin; Defense – Damien Holmes; Special Teams – David Allen
*UCLA Captains Award
Andrew Abbott, David Allen, Johnathan Franklin, Damien Holmes, Jeff Locke, Xavier Su’a-Filo
*Charles Pike Memorial Award for Outstanding Scout Team Player
Offense – Jerry Neuheisel; Defense – Tre Hale; Special Teams – Taylor Lagace
*Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior of the Year
Offense – Jeff Baca, Joseph Fauria; Defense – Andrew Abbott, Datone Jones; Special Teams – Dalton Hilliard, Jeff Locke
*Paul I Wellman Memorial Award for All-Around Excellence
Jeff Locke
*Tommy Prothro Award for Outstanding Special Teams Player
Dalton Hilliard
*Jerry Long “Heart” Award
David Allen
*John Boncheff, Jr. Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year
Brett Hundley
*Jack R. Robinson Award for the Senior with the Highest Scholarship
Jeff Locke
*The Ed Kezirian “Coach K” Award for Academics and Athletic Balance
Ian Taubler
*Bruin Force Award
Johnathan Franklin

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  • The Big Woof!

    Even the Bruins overlooked Kendricks. Anthony Barr made some of the most spectacular defensive plays and should be an All-American candidate and a great pro, but based on consistent play and production throughout the year, IMO, Eric Kendricks should have been defensive player of the year. Datone had a pretty

    good year, too, I’m sure the voting was pretty close.

  • elabruin

    I agree, kendricks is by far the mvp of the defense & has gotten overlooked by everyone, well fox guys gave him some love during the game

  • EncinitasBruin

    So psyched Eric is back next year. And perhaps Anthony Barr.