Award winners from Clemson Football banquet

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Years Played: 2014 - 2016

Clemson, S.C.—Deshaun Watson, Wayne Gallman, Shaq Lawson and Greg Huegel were all honored as most valuable players of the Clemson football team on Saturday evening at the program’s annual awards banquet. The event held at the Clemson Indoor Football Facility recognized the achievements of Clemson’s 2015 team that finished No. 2 in the nation with a 14-1 record, captured the ACC Atlantic Division title, the overall ACC Championship, the Orange Bowl Championship, and a trip to the National Championship game.

Watson and Gallman won Tiger Pride Awards (Most Valuable Player) for the offense, while Lawson won the same honor for the defense. Kicker Greg Huegel won the Tiger Pride Award for the special teams. Watson became the first player in FBS history to throw for 4,000 yards and rush for 1,000 in the same season. Gallman set a Clemson record with 1,527 yards rushing. Lawson led the nation in total tackles for loss from his defensive end position with 25.5, and Huegel led the nation in field goals with 27.

A total of 44 different players won awards during the program. Charone Peake, Eric Mac Lain, Stanton Seckinger, Adam Choice, B.J. Goodson and Travis Blanks took home three each.

Former Clemson All-American Jerry Butler was the recipient of the Brian Dawkins Lifetime Achievement Award, an award presented each year to a former Clemson football letterman for outstanding achievement after graduating from Clemson.

The evening concluded with the presentation of the permanent captains for the 2015 season. Those players are Eric Mac Lain, Travis Blanks, Charone Peake, D.J. Reader, Stanton Seckinger and B.J. Goodson.

The Award winners are listed below:


Solid Rock Award
RB - Wayne Gallman
WR - Charone Peake
TE - Jordan Leggett
OL - Eric Mac Lain
QB - Deshaun Watson

Hustle Award
WR Hunter Renfrow
RB Zac Brooks

12th Man Award
OL Maverick Morris

Iron Man Award
WR Artavis Scott
TE Stanton Seckinger

Most Improved Offensive Player
OL Jay Guillermo

Rookie of the Year - Offensive
OL Mitch Hyatt
WR Hunter Renfrow
WR Deon Cain

Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year
DE Clelin Ferrell
LB Quintin Hall

Offensive Special Teams Player of the Year
TE Garrett Williams

Tiger Pride - Offensive MVP
QB Deshaun Watson
RB Wayne Gallman


Solid Rock Award - Defense
DB Cordrea Tankersley
DB Mackensie Alexander
DT Carlos Watkins
DE Kevin Dodd
DE Shaq Lawson
LB B.J. Goodson

Hustle Award
S T.J. Green

12th Man Award
DT Christian Wilkins
LB Dorian O'Daniel

Iron Man Award
LB Ben Boulware
DE Kevin Dodd

Most Improved
S T.J. Green
DT Scott Pagano
DB Cordrea Tankersley

Rookie of the Year
DT Christian Wilkins

Offensive Scout Team Player of Year
RB Adam Choice
OT William Cockerill

Defensive Special Team Player of Year
S Jadar Johnson
LB Dorian O'Daniel

Tiger Pride - Defensive MVP
DE Shaq Lawson

Specialist of the Year
PK Greg Huegel

Paw Award - Offense
RB Zac Brooks
OL Ryan Norton

Paw Award - Defense
DT Scott Pagano
DE Roderick Byers

Future Impact - Offense
RB Adam Choice
WR Ray-Ray McCloud

Future Impact - Defense
S Van Smith
DE Austin Bryant

Brian Dawkins Award
Former WR Jerry Butler (Could not be in Clemson because of the snow)

Academic Awards
Highest GPA (Freshman) - Judah Davis
Highest GPA (Sophomore) - Adam Choice
Highest GPA (Junior) - David Estes
Highest GPA (Senior) - Quintin Hall
Highest GPA (Overall) - Alex Spence

Vickery Hall Award
QB Kelly Bryant
TE Jordan Leggett
DE Richard Yeargin
DT Jabril Robinson

Spiritual Leadership
S Travis Blanks
TE Stanton Seckinger

P.A.T Award - Community Award
S Travis Blanks

Strength Awards

Strength All-Americans
OL Eric Mac Lain
LB B.J. Goodson

Strength Training Dedication Award - Voted by Teammates
LB Ben Boulware
WR Charone Peake

All-In Accountability Challenge
Captains - Team 3 - William Cockerill, Charone Peake
Captains - Team 6 - C.J. Davidson, Collims Mauldin

2015 Permanent Team Captains - Voted by Teammates
Travis Blanks, Eric Mac Lain, D.J Reader, Stanton Seckinger, Charone Peake, B.J. Goodson

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