THE FIGHTING IRISH OF NOTRE DAME WAS MADE PROUD BY THEIR STAR LINEBACKER, MANTI TE’O, WHO WALKED AWAY WITH THREE  AWARDS, INCLUDING,  THE MAXWELL AWARD, FOR THE NATIONS MOST OUTSTANDING COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE  2012  SEASON.  HE ALSO WON,  THE BEDNARIK AWARD,  FOR THE  TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR, AND ALSO THE WALTER CAMP FOUNDATION PLAYER OF THE YEAR  AWARD. PRIOR TO THE AWARDS GALA, MANTI TE’O HAS ALSO WON  3 OTHER AWARDS THAT CELEBRATED HIS BRILLIANT PLAY ON THE FIELD AS THE QUARTERBACK OF THE NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH FOOTBALL TEAM. 

TEXAS A&M  UNIVERSITIY’S, JOHNNY “QUARTERBACK” MANZIEL,  THE FRESHMAN SENSATION THAT IS THE FIRST IN HIS CLASS LEVEL TO WALK AWAY WITH THE DAVEY O’BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK  AWARD, AS THE BEST QUARTERBACK IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL DURING THE 2012 FOOTBALL SEASON, AND THIS KID SIMPLY HAS HAD A FANTASTIC CAREER IN HIS FIRST YEAR AS QUARTERBACK OF THE A&M’ NEW OFFENSE THAT WAS BROUGHT IN BY THEIR 1ST YEAR COACH, KEVIN SUMLIN. MANZIEL PASSED FOR OVER 3400 YDS, INCLUDING 24 TOUCHDOWNS, AND HAD A  SEC RECORD 4600 TOTAL YARDS ON THE OFFENSIVE SIDE OF THE BALL.

THERE WERE  SEVERAL OTHER AWARD WINNING COLLEGE FOOTBALL ATHLETES AT THIS ANNUAL GALA THAT INCLUDED:

THE DOAK WALKER AWARD FOR THE NATION’S #1 RUNNING BACK WHO WAS, MONTE BALL, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. HE RUSHED FOR 1730 YRDS, AND ALSO SCORED 21 TOUCHDOWNS, HELPING THE BADGERS WIN THE BIG TEN TITLE, DEFEATING NEBRASKA, 70-31.

THE BILETNIKOFF AWARD FOR THE MOST OUTSTANDING RECEIVER IN THE NATION, AND IT WENT TO THE MARQUIS LEE, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. MARQUIS  WAS THE PAC 12 PLAYER OF THE YEAR WITH A TOTAL OF 112 RECPTIONS FOR 1680 YARDS. HE ALSO AVERAGED 215.7  ALL PURPOSE  YRDS PER GAME,  SCORING  15 TOUCHDOWNS, AND ALSO HAVING A TOTAL OF 2588 ALL PURPOSE YDS FOR THE USC TROJANS.

THE OUTLAND TROPHY WENT TO TEXAS A&M”S LUKE JOECKEL, WHO WAS VOTED AS THE NATIONS MOST OUTSTANDING LINEMAN. HE PROTECTED THE AGGIES DAVEY O’BRIEN WINNER, JOHNNY MANZEIL, AND ALSO HELPED THE OFFENSE AVERAGE  235.1  PER GAME,  AND ALSO SCORE,  44.8  POINTS PER GAME.

THE JIM THORPE AWARD WENT TO THE NATION’S BEST DEFENSIVE BACK, AND JOHNATHAN BANKS, FROM THE  MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, HAD 4 INTERCEPTIONS, AND ALSO 59 TACKLES, WITH 7 PASS BREAK-UPS. HE WAS ALSO CHOSEN AS A FIRST TEAM ALL SEC  2012 MEMBER.

THE MYBOYSAY NATIONS NATIONAL COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL ENTHUSIASTS WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL WINNERS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AWARDS, AND THE NATION WOULD HOPE THAT THEY CONTINUE TO EXCEL IN ALL ASPECTS OF THEIR LIVES, GOING FORWARD.