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Posts Tagged ‘Maxwell Award.’

1951 Heisman Trophy winner Dick Kazmaier, dead at age 82

(courtesy Downtown Athletic Club)

Dick Kazmaier, a halfback, kicker and quarterback  from Princeton University who won the Heisman Trophy in 1951, died in Boston from heart and lung disease. He was 82.

He ended his career third all time in Princeton history with over 4000 yards of offense and 55 touchdowns. Also in 1951, he won All-American honors as well as the Maxwell Award.

Kazmaier had a career in the NFL waiting on him but he declined to play.

Kazmaier was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1952, 15th round, 176th pick, but he decided to pursue a master’s degree in Business administration at Harvard.

Kazmaier graduated from Maumee High School near Toledo, Ohio, in 1948. He played football (four years), basketball (four years), track & field (four years), baseball (four years) and golf (one year) earning a letter each year in each sport. He was recruited by 23 colleges, most offering full scholarships.

He served as chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness under President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush and was president of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.

 

OSU 35 CAL 28: Isi Sofele helped lead rushing assault on Ohio State’s defense with 90 yards

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The California Bears led by Brendan Bigelow, Isi Sofele, C.J. Anderson and Eric Stevens rolled up 224 yards on 41 rushes against an Ohio State defense that is still mistake-prone in the early part of the 2012 season.

Sofele rushed 21 times for 86 of those yards as the starting running back.

California RB Isi Sofele (megasportsnews.com photo)

The 5’8, 200-pound senior has played in all 41 games possible with 17 starts in his four collegiate seasons from 2009-2012, including each contest of 2011 and the first three games of this season.

Named to Phil Steele’s third team preseason All-PAC-12 team and watch lists for the Maxwell Award, the Doak Walker Award and the College Performance Awards Running Back Trophy.

 

Baylor QB Griffin putting up eye-popping numbers

 

Robert Griffin III (courtesy of Baylor athletics)

Baylor University quarterback Robert Griffin III is up for several awards this football season.

The native of Copperas Cove, Texas native is a candidate for All-American, Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award and the Davey O’Brien Award.

The numbers he has posted this season are mind-boggling.

Griffin has more touchdown passes (18) than incompletions (13) in four games.

He leads the nation in pass efficiency and completion percentage (83.3).

Griffin is a 6’2, 220-pound junior.

Info courtesy of Boston Red Sox & MLB

Cam Newton picks up another award; AP Player of the Year

Cam Newton (photo by Matthew Tosh via Wikipedia Commons)

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is still being rewarded for helping #1 Auburn get back into the national spotlight with a chance at a college football championship.

The 2010 Heisman Trophy winner has now been selected the Associated Press Player of the Year.

Newton has won the Davey O’Brien and Maxwell Awards.

Newton was voted the win by the 60-member AP football panel and beat out Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore and Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.

compiled from staff, Auburn, Boise State & Stanford athletics news

Top awards going to Auburn’s Cam Newton

Cam Newton throwing football (photo by Matthew tosh via Wikipedia Commons)

Football fans across the country figured once the college football season ended, Auburn QB Cam Newton would start raking in the trophies in sweeping fashion.

The Auburn Tigers star won the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback and the Maxwell Award as the best all-around player in the country.

The 6’6, 250-pound quarterback led top-ranked Auburn to the Southeastern Conference championship and a spot opposite number 2 Oregon in the BCS title game on January 10 in Glendale, Arizona.

Newton led the Southeastern Conference in rushing with 1,409 yards, while completing 67.1 percent of his passes for 2,589 yards and 28 touchdowns. Overall, he accounted for 49 touchdowns for Auburn’s offensive unit.

compiled from staff & Auburn athletics news