If you made a significant contribution, chances are you were leaving with hardware Wednesday night as the Washington Huskies celebrated their end-of-the-year team banquet at the downtown Westin Hotel.
Quarterback Jake Locker, the junior from Ferndale, captured the Guy Flaherty Award – the program’s oldest and most prestigious honor – as the team’s most inspirational player.
Running back Chris Polk received the team offensive MVP nod, linebacker Donald Butler was the best defender and placekicker Erik Folk took the honor for special teams.
Senior Daniel Te’o-Nesheim was the only repeat winner as the Walt Rising defensive lineman of the year at defensive end, and Wilson High’s Desmond Trufant captured the Travis Spring outstanding freshman honor.
2009 Washington Football Awards
Guy Flaherty Most Inspirational
950 KJR Most Valuable Offensive Player
950 KJR Most Valuable Defensive Player
950 KJR Most Valuable Special Teams Player
101 Club Academic Award
John P. Angel Offensive Lineman of the Year
L. Wait Rising Defensive Lineman of the Year
Earle T. Glant Tough Husky
Chuck Niemi Big Hit Award
Tyee Sports Council Community Service Award
Bob Jarvis Offensive Scout Squad MVP
Mark Drennan Defensive Scout Squad MVP
Brian Stapp Special Teams Scout Squad MVP
Travis Spring Most Outstanding Freshman
Husky Fever 12th Man Award
Weight Lifting Awards
Offense: Ryan Tolar
Defense: Daniel Te’o-Nesheim
Construction Crew: Tobias Togi
Apple Cup Big Play of the Game
Kurt P. Gegner Memorial Award