2010 Football Awards Announced at Team Banquet

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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars
Keeping with the tradition, Norries Wilson, Columbia's Patricia and Shepard Alexander Head Coach of Football, announced the Lions' 2010 award-winners during the team dinner in Low Library Rotunda, Sunday, December 5.

The keynote address was given by Jamie Schwalbe '95CC. Schwalbe was a first team All-Ivy League quarterback for the Lions in 1994.  Schwalbe reminded the graduating seniors to be proud of their accomplishments, cherish their time and remain humble.

The offensive and defensive MVPs, as decided by team vote, went to sophomore quarterback Sean Brackett and senior linebacker Alex Gross.   Both were first team All-Ivy League honorees in 2010.  Gross, a William V. Campbell Trophy finalist, led the League in tackles and ranked fourth in the Football Championship Subdivision in tackles per game. Brackett amassed 2072 passing yards with 19 touchdowns, ranking fourth all-time in the Columbia single-season record books.

The Jack Armstrong Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman was awarded to junior first team All-Ivy League honoree Jeff Adams.

Wilson also gave two special career achievement awards, citing Coach's privilege.  Nico Gutierrez and Calvin Otis each received special Coach's Career Achievement Awards.

Sid Luckman Most Valuable Player Award went to Gross.

2010 Columbia Lions Varsity Football Awards

Phil Fusco Award: Alex Gross [Sr., LB)

Maniatty-Remmer Unsung Hero Award: Nathan Lenz (Sr., FB)

John J. Cirigliano Ironman Award: Andrew Kennedy (Sr., TE)

Lou Little Coaches Most Improved Award: Kurt Williams (Jr., WR)

Ken Germann Freshman Award: Luke Eddy (Fr., K)

Special Forces Award: Dan Myers (Sr., DB)

Most Valuable Offense: Sean Brackett (So., QB)

Most Valuable Defense: Alex Gross (Sr., LB)

Jack Armstrong Outstanding Offensive Lineman:  Jeff Adams (Jr.)

Sid Luckman Most Valuable Player Award: Alex Gross (Sr., LB)

Campbell-Murff Captains Award: Alex Gross, Andrew Kennedy, Matt Moretto, Mike Stephens

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