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Nevada Football Hands Out 2007 Awards





Junior running back Luke Lippincott was a unanimous selection for the Golden Helmet Award at the 2006 Nevada Football Awards Banquet held Sunday morning at the Silver Legacy.

Senior tight end Adam Bishop was named the team’s Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year honor and senior outside linebacker Ezra Butler captured the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year award. Junior Kevin Grimes was named the Outstanding Special Teams Player of the Year.

Nevada finished the season with a 6-6 overall record and a 4-4 mark in the Western Athletic Conference. The Wolf Pack is bowl eligible for the third straight year and is awaiting a bowl invitation.

The following is a full list of the awards handed out today:

Golden Helmet Award (MVP)
    Luke Lippincott, junior running back

Outstanding Offensive Player
    Adam Bishop, senior tight end

Outstanding Defensive Player
    Ezra Butler, senior outside linebacker

Outstanding Special Teams Player
    Kevin Grimes, junior running back

Dr. Chris Exline Academic Excellence Award
    Matt Hines, senior nose guard

Nevadatude Award (best representative of the beliefs and ideals of the program)
    Matt Hines, senior nose guard

Basalite Big Blocker (given the offensive lineman who grades out the best in victories)
Nicholls State game: Alonzo Durham, sophomore tackle
UNLV game: Charles Manu, senior guard
Utah State game: Greg Hall, junior guard
Idaho game: Dominic Green, junior center
New Mexico State game: Greg Hall, junior guard
Louisiana Tech game: Mike Gallett, freshman tackle

Blackout Award (big hitter)
Jerome Johnson, junior linebacker

Full-speed, Effort and Habit Awards (scout team players of the year)
Offense: Zach Sudfeld, freshman tight end
Defense: Brandon Walsh, senior defensive lineman and Zack Madonick, freshman defensive lineman

WAC Players of the Week
    Dwayne Sanders, sophomore return specialist (Special Teams: UNLV game)
    Luke Lippincott, junior running back (Offense: Utah State game)
    Ezra Butler, senior outside linebacker (Defense: Idaho game)
    Colin Kaepernick, freshman quarterback (Offense: New Mexico State game)

Fireman’s Award
    Colin Kaepernick, freshman quarterback

Striker Awards (dominating play over a period of time)
    Ezra Butler, senior outside linebacker
    Luke Lippincott, junior running back
    Adam Bishop, senior tight end
    Charles Manu, senior guard
    Greg Hall, junior guard
    Dominic Green, junior center

Captains Awards
    Adam Bishop, senior tight end
    Matt Hines, senior nose guard
    Charles Manu, senior offensive lineman
    Joshua Mauga, junior linebacker

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