Flowers named Bulls' MVP
For the second consecutive year, QB Quinton Flowers has been named the Bulls' overall MVP.
Flowers was presented the honor, formally called the John & Cynthia Ruzic MVP award, at the team banquet Sunday evening. Other top honors: RB Marlon Mack was named offensive MVP, DT Deadrin Senat was defensive MVP and RB/PR D'Ernest Johnson was named special teams MVP.
Flowers, selected by American Athletic Conference coaches as the league's Offensive Player of the Year last week, ranks in the top 20 in Division I-A in nine offensive categories. He has established USF season records for rushing yardage (1,425), total offense (3,976), rushing touchdowns (15) and total TDs (37).
Mack (1,137 yards) has seven 100-yard rushing efforts this season, and enters the Birmingham Bowl tied with Flowers for the season rushing-TDs record.
Johnson leads the conference in punt-return average (12.8 yards) and had an 83-yard return for a TD at Syracuse. Senat's 46 tackles (including six for loss) lead all Bulls defensive linemen.
Others honored Sunday night are listed below:
WR Rodney Adams (Most Improved Player)
LT Kofi Amichia (Tough Man Award)
QB Quinton Flowers (Captains Award)
DT Bruce Hector (Defensive Lineman Award, Frank Morsani Leadership Award)
P Jonathan Hernandez (Outstanding Walk-On)
WR A.J. Legree (Lee Roy Selmon Award)
QB Chris Oladokun (Offensive Scout Team Award)
C Cameron Ruff (Offensive Lineman Award)
LS Alex Salvato (Academic Excellence Award)
LB Auggie Sanchez (Captains Award)
WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Frank Morsani Leadership Award)
S Craig Watts (Defensive Scout Team Award)
TE Mitch Wilcox (Freshman of the Year)