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Football Announces Team Awards For 2017 Season

Holy Cross Athletics   02-10-2018

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WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross football team has announced its team awards for the 2017 season. The awards were presented at the team's annual banquet, held on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Hogan Campus Center.

Leading the award winners was senior linebacker Nick McBeath, who was named the 2017 Crusader Most Valuable Player. McBeath totaled a team-best 114 tackles, five sacks, 13 tackles for loss, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and four pass breakups this season. A complete list of award recipients follows:

WEEI Offensive Player of the Year:
Peter Pujals

WEEI Defensive Player of the Year:
Nick McBeath

WEEI Special Teams Player of the Year:
Alim Muhammad

Davitt Awards
(Presented annually to the top back and lineman on both offense and defense. They were instituted by Jim Davitt (Class of 1913) of Holyoke, Mass., in memory of his brother, Rev. William Davitt Class of 1907), who played football and ran track while at Holy Cross, and was the last United States officer to lose his life in World War I.)
Offensive Back: Peter Pujals
Offensive Lineman: James Murray
Defensive Back: Nick McBeath
Defensive Lineman: Jack Kutschke

The Coaches Award
(Presented annually to the player who has shown outstanding effort for the good of the team in weekly preparations throughout the season):
Ryan Brady

The Unsung Hero Award
(Presented annually to the player who has supported the squad spiritually, emotionally and physically for the good of the team.):
Phil Zobrest

The Connor Award
(Presented annually to the Holy Cross senior who, by a vote of the varsity squad, is named the person the players are most proud of as a teammate. It is given by the Holy Cross club of the Pioneer Valley.):
Peter Pujals

The Rick Carter Memorial Award
(Presented to the senior whose sportsmanship and dedication to the game of football represent the highest ideals of athletics and who, through uncommon leadership, has positively influenced his teammates and brought great credit to his family, his team and the college.):
Jayke Simsheuser

2017 Crusader Most Valuable Player
(Presented to the person who his teammates feel was the most significant contributor to the team.):
Nick McBeath


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