CLEMSON, SC – Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins, Spencer Shuey, Vic Beasley and Chandler Catanzaro all received most valuable player honors at Clemson’s 2013 season football banquet. The event was held Saturday night, Jan. 11 at the Madren Center in Clemson.
Boyd and Watkins were named MVPs of the offense, Beasley and Shuey were named MVPs of the defense, and Catanzaro for the special teams. Boyd leaves Clemson as the ACC’s career leader in touchdown passes (107), touchdowns rushing and passing (133) and passing efficiency (155.3). Watkins set Clemson records this year for receptions (101) and reception yards (1464), and was a first-team All-American for the third straight year.
Beasley ranked in the top three in the nation in sacks (13) and tackles for loss (23) and was named a consensus first-team All-American. Shuey was second on the team in tackles and ranked second in the nation in fumble recoveries with four, including one in the fourth quarter of the victory over Ohio State in the Discover Orange Bowl. Catanzaro finished his Clemson career with 405 points, second in ACC history and first in Clemson history. He made 39 of his last 41 field goals.
One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Brian Dawkins Lifetime Achievement Award. Dawkins, who retired two years ago after a 16-year NFL career that included nine selections to the Pro Bowl, was on hand to make the presentation to Bill Smith.
Smith was a starter on Clemson’s 1981 National Championship team and had 10 tackles in the victory over Nebraska. He has gone on to a 30-year career in commercial real estate. He has been a member of the Clemson Board of Trustees since 1996. At the time of his selection he was just 36 years old, the youngest person selected to the board in its history.
Clemson Football 2013 Award WinnersPresented January 11, 2014
MVP (offense)Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins
MVP (defense)Spencer Shuey, Vic Beasley
Specialist of the YearChandler Catanzaro
Hustle Award (offense)Adam Humphries
Hustle Award (defense)Spencer Shuey, Robert Smith
12th Man Award (offense)Cole Stoudt
12th Man Award (defense)Martin Jenkins
Iron Man Award (offense)Ryan Norton, Tyler Shatley
Iron Man Award (defense)Grady Jarrett
Most Improved (offense)Martavis Bryant
Most Improved (defense)Stephone Anthony, Corey Crawford
Rookie of the Year (offense)Mike Williams
Rookie of the Year (defense)Shaq Lawson, Jayron Kearse
Scout Team Player of the Year (offense)Adrien Dunn, Nick Schuessler
Scout Team Player of the Year (defense)Chad Richardson, Marcus Bullard
Special Teams MVP (offense)T.J. Green
Special Teams MVP (defense)Tony Steward
Future Impact Players (offense)C.J. Davidson, Mike Williams
Future Impact Players (defense)Jayron Kearse, Shaq Lawson
Brian Dawkins Leadership AwardBill Smith
Spiritual Leadership AwardChandler Catanzaro
P.A.T. AwardTyler Shatley
2013 CaptainsTajh Boyd, Tyler Shatley, Brandon Thomas, Quandon Christian, Darius Robinson, Spencer Shuey
SOLID ROCK AWARDS(Most consistent and dependable players by position)
Quarterbacks – Tajh BoydRunning Backs – Roderick McDowellWide Receivers – Sammy WatkinsTight Ends – Darrell SmithOffensive Line – Brandon ThomasDefensive Backs – Bashaud BreelandLinebackers – Stephone AnthonyDefensive Line – Grady JarrettDefensive Ends – Corey Crawford
Top GPA (freshmen) – Quintin HallTop GPA (sophomores) – Alex BurdetteTop GPA (juniors) – Corbin JenkinsTop GPA (seniors) – Zach FulmerTop GPA (Team) – Andrew Maass
Vickery Hall AwardRoderick Byers, Stephone Anthony, Isaiah Battle
WEIGHT ROOM AWARDS
Strength All-AmericanBrandon Thomas
Dedication AwardSpencer Shuey, Tyler Shatley
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