Quinton Flowers named Bulls MVP
Bulls QB Quinton Flowers, who has set or tied no fewer than four school records during his breakthrough sophomore season, was presented the John & Cynthia Ruzic Team MVP Award during Sunday night's team banquet.
The honor was among 17 handed out during the event, staged in a second-floor ballroom in the Marshall Student Center. American Athletic Conference rushing leader Marlon Mack (1,273 yards) and fellow sophomore D'Ernest Johnson (1,137 all-purpose yards) shared Offensive MVP honors, while MLB Auggie Sanchez (team-best 106 tackles) was named Defensive MVP.
Sanchez was among five multiple winners, earning the Academic Excellence Award (3.5 GPA as a communications major).
Flowers, who enters the Miami Beach Bowl with 2,906 total yards, already owns USF single-season marks for passing touchdowns (21), total TDs (31) and rushing yards by a quarterback (883). He'll head to Miami tied with Matt Grothe for the single-season record for rushing TDs by a quarterback (10).
Lee Roy Selmon Award: DE Eric Lee
John & Cynthia Ruzic MVP Award: QB Quinton Flowers
Jim & Laurie Ragsdale Outstanding Walk-On Award: DE Daniel Awoleke & RT Mak Djulbegovic
Captains Award: P Mattias Ciabatti, Lee, TE Sean Price
Academic Excellence Award: MLB Auggie Sanchez
Offensive MVP Award: TB Marlon Mack, TB D’Ernest Johnson
Defensive MVP Award: Sanchez
Special Teams MVP Award: Awoleke
Frank Morsani Leadership Award: Johnson, CB Deatrick Nichols
Offensive Lineman Award: C Brynjar Gudmundsson
Defensive Lineman Award: Lee
Most Improved Player Award: Nichol, WR Rodney Adams
Freshman of the Year Award: CB Ronnie Hoggins
Tough Man Award: Husky Jamie Byrd
Scout Team Award, Offensive: WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Scout Team Award, Defensive: LB Greg Reaves
I Got Your 6 Award: Dr. Kevin Sneed