Award winners from Clemson Football banquet


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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:

Offense

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

Defense

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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