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Sun Devil Football Celebrates 2012 Season With Awards Banquet, Ring of Honor Dinner
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 12/08/2012
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Dec. 8, 2012

The Sun Devil football team celebrated its 2012 season with student-athletes, staff, alumni, donors, media and fans at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort on Dec. 8.

Master of ceremonies and the Voice of the Sun Devils Tim Healey presided over the event, which included a Ring of Honor ceremony emceed by Brad Steinke, welcome remarks from Vice President of University Athletics Steve Patterson and head football coach Todd Graham, a live auction, dinner and the presentation of 13 different postseason awards.  

The two items auctioned off during the dinner were a game ball from the Territorial Cup win and a trip for two to the team’s game vs. Notre Dame in Dallas, which included travel on the team charter and sideline passes, among other things.   

The team’s 17 seniors were also recognized for their commitment to the Sun Devil football team.

List of 2012 banquet awards

Pat Tillman Outstanding Academic Achievement Award (Player with outstanding academic achievement)

  • Brandon Johnson, linebacker, senior
  • Presented by Jean Boyd, senior associate athletic director of student-athlete development

Tim Landers Iron Man Award (Player who has displayed an exemplary work ethic in the weight room, on the field and in the community)

  • Carl Bradford, linebacker, redshirt sophomore
  • Presented by Shawn Griswold, director of strength and conditioning  

Bill Kajikawa Award (Freshman Award)

  • D.J. Foster, running back, freshman
  • Sponsored by “The Brotherhood”
  • Presented by Mike Norvell, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach

Randall McDaniel Outstanding Offensive Lineman

  • Evan Finkenberg, offensive tackle, redshirt junior
  • Presented by coach Norvell

Wilford “Whizzer” White Outstanding Running Back Award

  • Marion Grice, running back, junior
  • Presented by coach Norvell

John Jefferson Outstanding Receiver Award

  • Chris Coyle, tight end, junior
  • Presented by coach Norvell

Danny White Offensive MVP

  • Taylor Kelly, quarterback, redshirt sophomore
  • Presented by coach Norvell

Curley Culp Outstanding Defensive Lineman Award

  • Will Sutton, defensive tackle, redshirt junior
  • Presented by Paul Randolph, senior associate head coach, defensive coordinator and defensive line coach

Ron Pritchard Outstanding Linebacker Award

  • Brandon Magee, linebacker, redshirt senior
  • Presented by coach Randolph 

Darren Woodson Outstanding Secondary Award

  • Alden Darby, safety, junior
  • Presented by coach Randolph

Mike Haynes Defensive MVP

  • Will Sutton, defensive tackle, redshirt junior
  • Presented by coach Randolph

Babe Alex Demon Special Teams MVP

  • Josh Hubner, punter, senior
  • Presented by Joe Lorig, special teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach

Frank Kush Captains Award

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