The University of Maryland football team announced its 2012 season awards during their annual awards banquet. Here are the winners followed by a picture I took during the course of the season. For a larger picture and slideshow, just click on any photo. Thanks!
The George C. Cook Memorial Award for the senior with the highest academic average.
The George Boutselis Memorial Award for the player who both lettered in football while attaining the highest GPA on the team and has adhered to the goals of the student-athlete ideal.
The Public Service Award for the student athlete that has committed to serving and having a positive influence in the community.
The Dr. John E. Faber Award for Iron Man, which is named after Dr. John E. Faber, who coached men’s lacrosse for 35 years and finished his coaching career with a record of 249 wins and only 57 losses, including national championship teams.
The A.V. Williams Award for Outstanding & Conspicuous Sportsmanship Award for the student athlete that best displays outstanding & conspicuous sportsmanship during the course of the year.
The Alvin L. Aubinoe Unsung Hero Trophy for the student athlete that best displays the true meaning of teamwork without regard for his personal goals.
The James M. Tatum Memorial Award for Lineman of the Year.
Special Teams Player of the Year Award.
Defensive Player of the Year Award in memory of Herman Grabenstein.
Offensive Player of the Year Award in honor of Larry Grabenstein.
Ray Krouse Memorial Award for Team’s Most Valuable Player.
In his Freshman season, Diggs totaled 1,896 all-purpose yards, which is the second-highest single-season total in school history. He averaged 172.4 all-purpose yards per game, second in the ACC. Diggs scored six receiving touchdowns, ran back two kickoffs for scores and in the season finale vs North Carolina, threw for a TD. Named ACC Rookie of the Week three times and Specialist of the Week twice.