Update on Columbia Football
There will be an update on Columbia Football on
gocolumbialions.com released every Tuesday evening in 2013. The features
will include updates on the team's off-season workouts, dates to remember and
other team information that will keep you in the know about the Columbia
Football Awards Banquet
On Saturday, February
16, the Columbia Football Team honored its senior class and annual awards
winners at the Columbia Football Awards Banquet. Check out the photo gallery included in the update!
Coach Mangurian spoke
in detail about the selfless dedication of the senior class and its commitment
to leaving the program in a better place.
Here is a rundown of all the awards handed out and the individual award
The Phil Fusco Award is given to a player who exhibits overall
leadership. The player must have
been an obvious leader on and off the field, both athletically and
The 2012 Phil Fusco Award
winner - Mike Waller.
The John J. Cirigliano Ironman Award is given to a player who overcomes adversity to
become a strong contributor to the team on the field.
The John J. Cirigliano
Ironman Award winner - Hamilton Garner.
The Lou Little Coaches Most Improved Award is about progress. It is awarded to a player who, through extraordinary
efforts, improved his play and maximized his production. This award should take into account
ability wise: where the player started, and where he finished the season.
The Lou Little Coaches Most
Improved Award winner - Connor Nelligan.
The Maniatty - Remmer Unsung Hero Award is given to a player whose role is not always
obvious to the outside observer, but without his contributions, the team would
not be as successful. He strives
to be a leader and performs his assignments to the best of his ability while
not expecting or requiring any public recognition.
The Maniatty - Remmer Unsung
Hero Award winner -Will Patterson
The Ken Germann Freshman Award is given to most accomplished and outstanding
freshman football player.
The Ken Germann Freshman
Award winner - Travis Reim
The Special Teams Award is awarded to the player who excelled specifically
on special teams. His high level
effort and performance was constant and his leadership obvious and
The Special Teams Award
winner - Paul Delaney
Head Coach Career Achievement Award winners - Sean Brackett and Ryan Murphy
The Offensive Player of the Year is awarded
to the player whose high level effort and performance on offense was constant
and his leadership obvious and irreplaceable. His contributions were the cornerstone of the offense's
The Offensive Player of the
Year - Marcorus Garrett
The Defensive Player of the Year is awarded
to the player whose high level effort and performance on defense was constant
and his leadership obvious and irreplaceable. His contributions were the cornerstone of the defense's
The Defensive Player of the
Year - Zach Olinger
The Sid Luckman Most Valuable Player Award is awarded
to the player whose contributions
were the cornerstone of the TEAM's success. Coach Mangurian said, "George Young once told me that the
definition of an impact player was a player that opposing teams had to game
plan for before you played a down.
Because if you waited until game time, it was too late. Josh Martin was an impact player for
The Sid Luckman Most Valuable Player Award - Josh Martin
Career Achievement Awards
In Coach Mangurian's words,
"If we needed to send two guys out to represent this team, there is no doubt
that these are two we'd send out. Sean Brackett and Ryan Murphy."
Here are some career numbers
on our two Career Achievement Award winners:
Sean Brackett finished his senior season ranked in the
top three in Columbia history in almost every offensive category, while also
making a significant dent in the Ivy League Record Book. His highlights include:
46 passing Touchdowns
- Ranking second at Columbia and 11th in Ivy League history
Yards of Total Offense - Ranking second at Columbia and fifth
in Ivy League history all-time.
Passing Yards - Ranking second at
Columbia and 10th in Ivy League history all-time.
On the defensive side of the
ball, Ryan Murphy finished his Columbia Career with 126 tackles, 24 tackles for
a loss, four pass breakups, four PDs, five fumble recovers and two forced
Movin' On Up...Town
We have officially
moved to The
Campbell Sports Center! We are so excited to have our
day-to-day functions occur at the place we lift, practice and play.
We are excited to
become a greater part of the Baker Community year-round. Moving forward, we will have updates on
our life at The
Campbell Sports Center.
Right now we are organizing and making this space our own. This space is first-class and we are excited
to be here.