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Clemson Athletic Communications - Monday, January 13, 2014 5:50 PM
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CLEMSON, SC - Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Sr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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, Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Jr. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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, Spencer ShueySpencer Shuey
Gr. Linebacker
#33 6-3, 230
Charlotte, NC

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, Vic BeasleyVic Beasley
RS Jr. Defensive End
#3 6-3, 225
Adairsville, GA

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and Chandler CatanzaroChandler Catanzaro
Gr. Punter / Kicker
#39 6-2, 195
Greenville, SC

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all received most valuable player honors at Clemson's 2013 season football banquet. The event was held Saturday night, Jan. 11 at the Madren Center in Clemson.

Boyd and Watkins were named MVPs of the offense, Beasley and Shuey were named MVPs of the defense, and Catanzaro for the special teams. Boyd leaves Clemson as the ACC's career leader in touchdown passes (107), touchdowns rushing and passing (133) and passing efficiency (155.3). Watkins set Clemson records this year for receptions (101) and reception yards (1464), and was a first-team All-American for the third straight year.

Beasley ranked in the top three in the nation in sacks (13) and tackles for loss (23) and was named a consensus first-team All-American. Shuey was second on the team in tackles and ranked second in the nation in fumble recoveries with four, including one in the fourth quarter of the victory over Ohio State in the Discover Orange Bowl. Catanzaro finished his Clemson career with 405 points, second in ACC history and first in Clemson history. He made 39 of his last 41 field goals.

One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Brian DawkinsBrian Dawkins
Safety (1992 - 1995)
#20 6-0, 200
Jacksonville, FL

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Lifetime Achievement Award. Dawkins, who retired two years ago after a 16-year NFL career that included nine selections to the Pro Bowl, was on hand to make the presentation to Bill Smith.

Smith was a starter on Clemson's 1981 National Championship team and had 10 tackles in the victory over Nebraska. He has gone on to a 30-year career in commercial real estate. He has been a member of the Clemson Board of Trustees since 1996. At the time of his selection he was just 36 years old, the youngest person selected to the board in its history.

Clemson Football 2013 Award Winners
Presented January 11, 2014

SPECIAL AWARDS

MVP (offense)
Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins

MVP (defense)
Spencer Shuey, Vic Beasley

Specialist of the Year
Chandler Catanzaro

Hustle Award (offense)
Adam HumphriesAdam Humphries
Jr. Wide Receiver
#13 5-11, 190
Spartanburg, SC

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Hustle Award (defense)
Spencer Shuey, Robert SmithRobert Smith
Jr. Safety
#27 5-10, 210
St. George, SC

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12th Man Award (offense)
Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
Jr. Quarterback
#18 6-4, 205
Dublin, OH

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12th Man Award (defense)
Martin JenkinsMartin Jenkins
RS Jr. Cornerback
#14 5-10, 180
Roswell, GA

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Iron Man Award (offense)
Ryan NortonRyan Norton
RS So. Offensive Line
#58 6-3, 270
Simpsonville, SC

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, Tyler ShatleyTyler Shatley
Gr. Offensive Guard
#62 6-3, 295
Icard, NC

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Iron Man Award (defense)
Grady JarrettGrady Jarrett
Jr. Defensive Tackle
#50 6-1, 290
Conyers, GA

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Most Improved (offense)
Martavis BryantMartavis Bryant
Jr. Wide Receiver
#1 6-5, 200
Calhoun Falls, SC

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Most Improved (defense)
Stephone AnthonyStephone Anthony
Jr. Linebacker
#42 6-2, 235
Polkton, NC

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, Corey CrawfordCorey Crawford
Jr. Defensive End
#93 6-5, 270
Columbus, GA

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Rookie of the Year (offense)
Mike WilliamsMike Williams
Fr. Wide Receiver
#7 6-5, 205
Vance, SC

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Rookie of the Year (defense)
Shaq LawsonShaq Lawson
Fr. Defensive End
#90 6-4, 260
Central, SC

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, Jayron KearseJayron Kearse
Fr. Safety
#20 6-4, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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Scout Team Player of the Year (offense)
Adrien Dunn, Nick SchuesslerNick Schuessler
RS Fr. Quarterback
#3 6-3, 185
Grayson, GA

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Scout Team Player of the Year (defense)
Chad RichardsonChad Richardson
RS Fr. Linebacker
#46 5-11, 225
Sumter, SC

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, Marcus BullardMarcus Bullard
RS So. Linebacker
#57 6-3, 205
Columbia, SC

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Special Teams MVP (offense)
T.J. GreenT.J. Green
Fr. Athlete
#82 6-2, 189
Sylacauga, AL

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Special Teams MVP (defense)
Tony StewardTony Steward
Jr. Linebacker
#7 6-0, 235
Hastings, FL

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Future Impact Players (offense)
C.J. DavidsonC.J. Davidson
RS So. Running Back
#32 5-11, 185
Clemson, SC

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, Mike Williams

Future Impact Players (defense)
Jayron Kearse, Shaq Lawson

Brian Dawkins Leadership Award
Bill Smith

Spiritual Leadership Award
Chandler Catanzaro

P.A.T. Award
Tyler Shatley

2013 Captains
Tajh Boyd, Tyler Shatley, Brandon ThomasBrandon Thomas
Gr. Offensive Line
#63 6-3, 305
Spartanburg, SC

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, Quandon ChristianQuandon Christian
RS Sr. Linebacker
#34 6-2, 225
Lake View, SC

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, Darius RobinsonDarius Robinson
Cornerback (2010 - 2013)
#8 5-10, 175
College Park, GA

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, Spencer Shuey

SOLID ROCK AWARDS
(Most consistent and dependable players by position)

Quarterbacks - Tajh Boyd
Running Backs - Roderick McDowellRoderick McDowell
Gr. Running Back
#25 5-9, 195
Sumter, SC

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Wide Receivers - Sammy Watkins
Tight Ends - Darrell SmithDarrell Smith
Gr. Fullback
#40 6-1, 250
Gadsden, AL

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Offensive Line - Brandon Thomas
Defensive Backs - Bashaud BreelandBashaud Breeland
RS Jr. Cornerback
#17 6-0, 195
Allendale, SC

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Linebackers - Stephone Anthony
Defensive Line - Grady Jarrett
Defensive Ends - Corey Crawford

ACADEMIC AWARDS

Top GPA (freshmen) - Quintin Hall
Top GPA (sophomores) - Alex BurdetteAlex Burdette
RS So. Wide Receiver
#45 5-10, 180
Pawleys Island, SC

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Top GPA (juniors) - Corbin JenkinsCorbin Jenkins
RS Jr. Kicker
#32 5-10, 175
Conway, SC

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Top GPA (seniors) - Zach FulmerZach Fulmer
RS Sr. Linebacker
#54 6-0, 220
Saluda, SC

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Top GPA (Team) - Andrew MaassAndrew Maass
RS Jr. Wide Receiver
#82 6-4, 185
Ridgeway, SC

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Vickery Hall Award
Roderick ByersRoderick Byers
RS So. Defensive End
#55 6-2, 275
Rock Hill, SC

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, Stephone Anthony, Isaiah BattleIsaiah Battle
So. Offensive Tackle
#79 6-6, 280
Brooklyn, NY

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WEIGHT ROOM AWARDS

Strength All-American
Brandon Thomas

Dedication Award
Spencer Shuey, Tyler Shatley
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